Sunday, August 9, 2009

Harry Potter Party...Say THAT 5 Times Fast

Most of the crew at the Harry Potter Party
Dallin, Kathy and Jacqueline represented the Huffelpuff House. They did well in their Defense Against the Dark Arts class.
Braydon, Tyler, Justin, and Lane were Slytherines for a day. Here they are in Herbology.

Ty with a live worm that he later ate for $5...

Damon, Dirk, Bryant, and Branson were in the Gryffindor House. Branson said he loved the Potions class the best.

Caden, Kara, Janelle, Quincy, and Alec were in the Ravenclaw house. Here they are making fortune cubes in Divination.

Last Saturday Chad and I threw a Harry Potter Party for our niece and nephews. Originally we were going to have it on the week that the new Harry Potter movie opened up, but because of busy schedules we ended up pushing it back a few weeks. Chad and I spent almost a month planning this party, and it actually turned out really cool.

We had our own sorting hat (a costume wizard hat with a baby monitor underneath so it could talk... Chad wrote sorting poems for everyone and read them in a fantastic British accent), that divided everyone up into the four Hogwarts Houses. Then we had four different classes, Divination where everyone made fortune cubes, Herbology where they had to rummage through a tub of live worms before planting a seed, Defense Against the Dark Arts where they read some scriptures, and Potions where they made a cornstarch and water potion that is a solid when you squeeze it in your hand and a liquid when you stop putting friction on it.

We also played a really fun game of Quidditch. It was kind of like soccer except everyone hit the ball with a broom instead of with their foot. We also hid a snitch in the park and the little kids acted as a seeker to find the snitch. The broomsticks I bought for the game were pretty cheap, and almost all of the ended up breaking within fifteen minutes, but the game turned out really fun.

We ended the night by going as family to see the Harry Potter Movie. We had to go to a late night showing because the party ran so long. Someone suggested that we should all wear our pajamas to the movie... and so we did. The movie did not disappoint. I think it is my favorite Harry Potter movie to date! All and all it was a really fun Harry Potter Party.


justin and jess said...

That sounds so fun! I loved the new Harry Potter movie too!

Ty and Tammy Carlson said...

you are officially the collest aunt ever!

Marc Daybell said...

Suddenly, there came a knock at the Gryffindor.

I answered, and invited the person standing on the porch to Slytherin.

He tried to light up, and I had to tactfully ask him to please not Hufflepuff in the house.

He began rantin' and Raven(claw), but I remained steadfast, and he finally departed.

Now I imagine you're TERRIFIED to come home this Friday...and you've got good reason, too!


Obviously, I desperately need some R&R - good thing you guys are coming to provide that, huh?

See ya you!


Pop - T.O.S.F. (& apparently deranged) G.

Marc Daybell said...

It looks like you had a great party. If dad and I were there he could have played Dumbledore (if he grows out his beard it would be just as white)

I think I'm a lot like Hagrid. We both excel in height and I also love to play with dragons (your father).

See you Friday.



Robyn said...

You and Chad are SO cool. Wish I could have come! I have yet to see the HP 6. We're waiting until junior doesn't need his mommy as much :)

B +E + L said...

Megs, you so crazy. Sounds like a blast. I can't believe you have so much energy. And that you know so much about Harry Potter. I'm still working on saying Harry Potter Party 5 times fast :)