Saturday, July 16

“We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter's the one, And Voldy's gone moldy, so now let's have fun!” ~ Peeves

 

As you know (and if you don’t, you should), this weekend marked the opening of the last Harry Potter movie! Naturally, this meant I had to have a party! My friend Whitney flew in from Utah so that we could be obsessed together one last time.

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We started out celebrating with a trip to Hedwig Park. It’s named after some German woman who lived in Houston, but we like to think it was built in memory of a snowy white owl.

 

 

 

Unfortunately, even though our party was amazing, I managed to not take a single picture of the party, or all of us in our shirts! However, I did get a few pictures of the decorations and the food.

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Luckily Glenn had the idea to go to the teacher supply store, where I was able to find this terrific brick wallpaper! And since I don’t want to waste it . . . I’ll be moving Platform 9 3/4 to my bedroom entrance for the next month or so . . .

 

 

 

In the case of our party, Platform 9 3/4 leads straight into the Great Hall.

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I kind of want to leave this ceiling up as well, but I guess I’ll save the extreme nerdiness for when I have a house of my own.

 

 

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To the right of the Great Hall, you’ll find Aragog  hanging out at the entrance to the Forbidden Forest.

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The Hall is decorated in red and gold since Gryffindor won the House Cup this year (which is amazing since during our sorting only Whitney was a Gryffindor and the rest of us were all Ravenclaw, so she was really outnumbered).

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Since one of the walls is a mirror, we created the Mirror of Erised. If you look closely you’ll see Ron, Harry, and Hermione in the mirror. This is because naturally, the "deepest and most desperate desire of our hearts" would be to be Ron, Harry, or Hermione, right? =)

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I actually spent most of the movie worrying that we didn’t blow these candles out.

 

 

 

For food we had treacle tart, “Kreacher’s potatoes”, “Dobby’s roast”, roasted “gillyweed”, licorice wands, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, Fizzing Whizbees, Canary Creams, Chocolate Frogs, Dumbledore’s pensieve (jello), U-no-poo (m&m type things), and Drooble’s Best Blowing Gum. Plus butterbeer and pumpkin juice to drink.

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Here we are so excited to see the movie! I look like I’m in Whitney’s lap, but I’m not.

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It was most magical. I highly recommend it. In fact, it’s only been out 2 days and we’ve already seen it twice! I’m willing to go with anyone who needs someone to see it with!

If you don’t have a chance to see it right now, I leave you this video for your Harry Potter viewing pleasure:

2 comments:

Erin Brady said...

We should see it when you come down at the end of July! I really like the use of Hi-Chew to hold the name cards for the foods. Your decorations were super cute and creative--I bet everyone that went had a great time.

Zane and Cami said...

Ahhhh I love it!!! I am so sad I couldn't be there to enjoy it with you guys! Definitely would have been worth the flight! Hey..when are you coming through here??