These are the invitations that we sent out via owl delivery :)
This idea came from pinterest.
I drew my owl on the balloon with a sharpie marker.
Next it was on to baking the Hogwart's cookies. I tried a different sugar cookie recipe that actually uses a sugar cookie mix with other ingredients.
The taste was wonderful!
These are the one's my son decorated. He loves to help.
We had brooms, sorting hats, cauldron potion pots and of course.....owls.
When the party was over, I noticed a container sitting in the corner of the kitchen. Yep, it was the cookies that took me two days to complete. Never made a debut at the party. Oh well, guess my coworkers get to enjoy cookies!
We had to have a Honeydukes sweet shop station filled with different kinds of candies.
There were Bert's jelly beans, lemon heads, "acid" sour balls, gum balls, spiral suckers and roach droppings.........raisinets.
The cupcakes were sorting hats, snakes, golden snitches and lightening bolts.
This was my attempt on making Hedwig. He didn't turn out quite like I had pictured in my mind, but the birthday boy thought it was great so that's all that mattered to me :)
complete with Harry's wand and scarf
I made spell books for every child to take home.
What's a Harry Potter party without lots of potions??
I made swamp water juice for all the kids, but only one was brave enough to try it and it wasn't my kid.
I thought it was VERY yummy!
I got the idea here.
I had a friend who's family owns a deli to save all the empty snapple bottles. I removed all the labels and ran through the dishwasher several times and viola.....instant cute bottles.
The chocolate covered wands were a HUGE hit!
All kids were told in the invitations to meet at the Hogwart's Express Station for departure.
I made the brick wall and sign to hang on the door.
The favor buckets came from Dollar Tree and we added the Hogwart's logo to them. They all had "witches brooms" filled with green chocolate covered popcorn in them, Harry Potter legos, disappearing ink, some spider rings and Harry Potter glasses.
More to come........
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