My kids (and their friends) have grown up with Harry so this party was kind of a big deal for them. The books, the movies, the events and activities we've done over the years have all made for some amazing memories. We'll miss all the hoopla surrounding our favorite wizarding world.
I am however confident that Harry Potter will live on in the imaginations of many and people will be able to conjure up a Potter party for years to come. So although I'm packing up all my party jive soon, I know it will be used again and again to celebrate birthdays and Halloweens.
Anyway, let's start with the pictures (because I'm still beat up from the party all pictures will be unedited - yes, I am that lazy) Big thanks to the friends that actually took pictures (it's the only reason I have pictures from any of my parties)
I'll also come back and try to post how-tos for some of our decor over the next day or two.
When guests arrived they walked into the Great Hall and Sorting Area
Dobby grew a few inches
The Great Hall
waiting to put on the sorting hat to get sorted
guests reached into a bag to pull out a pin with their chosen house on it
my sons last minute costume (one of my favorites of the night) the golden snitch
these students are excited to be at Hogwarts