My little Jacob is a huge Harry Potter fan, and of course, so am I, so it only made sense to transform our new house in Hogwarts for his birthday party this year. We held the party a month early, so that it could occur before my mom’s back surgery, but I can tell you that, as busy as I am this week with Christmas/school/life, I couldn’t imagine hosting a party of this magnitude this weekend!
This party was not only adorable, but SO much fun! We went crazy with Hogwarts details and tried to be as authentic as possible.
A wonderful party guest took all of the fun action shots, for which I am eternally grateful (thank you, Thomas O.!)
We had pumpkin juice and butter beer (both delicious!), as well as pumpkin pasties and chocolate frogs, because no trip to Hogwarts is complete without them. There were gold-rimmed goblets for drinking, and miniature cauldrons of veggies and ranch dressing for snacking.
We sorted the kids as they entered. I would place the sorting hat on the child’s head and have her close her eyes and draw a rubber bracelet from a cauldron. The bracelets were Harry Potter houses, and that was the house one was sorted into. Then each child got a corresponding tie, picked a wand, and made a quill. We had quidditch hoops, made by my dad, for the kids to hit balloons through. A Voldemort piñata was destroyed by our brave wizards and witches, and then we settled in to watch Jacob’s sixth birthday slideshow (that link is coming!)