January 9, 2012

Birthday Party Pre-Planning Craziness

Harper enjoyed her Hermione costume for Halloween so much that she has requested a Harry Potter-themed party.  My Lovely Bride loves the idea because if there's one thing she could do if she couldn't teach, it would be party planning.  And she just eats up everything Harry Potter, so I am anticipating much craziness for the next few months.

Yes, months.  Her birthday isn't until the end of March!

Now ours, I am sure, will be very cool, but try googling Harry Potter  Birthday Party.  Just...wow.  There are levels of detail and crazy in some of the things I've seen  people share about their own kids' HP birthday parties to rival the nuttiest over-the-top Bridezilla.

It should be interesting!



Some of her previous parties.

Another cute picture of her celebrating Harry Potter (before she even really knew what it was).

14 comments:

kristie said...

Jim,
A girl after my own heart...GO HARRY POTTER! kristie

Beth said...

A friend has a Harry Potter party; I remember ribbons snaking throughout the house leading to sorting house things and a trivia game based on the books. All the kids were happy, even the ones who had only seen the movie.

The Pen and Ink Blog said...

Wow. You need to serve butter beer.
She's a cutie. Be sure she someday reads Half Magic.

Linda at teacherdance said...

Such fun to see, and then the one earlier-priceless. The party should be a great winter project! I also read the review of Hoot-it's just a good read! We have burrowing owls here in CO, & concern for their safety so the book was of great interest in our school.

billkirkwrites said...

Sounds like a fun party. Get it on film. In ten years you can use it as blackmail. Our grandson was deeply entrenched in Harry Potter lore a few years back. Enjoy it while you can.

Gerb said...

Perfect party theme! (And she looks perfect in her Hermione costume.) I have a friend whose family held a Harry Potter-themed Thanksgiving this year. You should have seen the pictures! I was thinking, I want to be part of *that* family. : )

Annie said...

Harper is adorable! We also get into the birthday party planning craze here at our house. I think my oldest daughter would love a Harry Potter theme.

Ms. O said...

So really it was Wesley from Buffy/Angel. But good guesses!

My friend just finished a Harry Potter party for her kiddo. Or, oh, I lie. Just went to get the link and it was last June. Oops. Time flies.

Have fun planning! An HP party would be super cool.

Jenny said...

We just finished book 7 this weekend after months of reading them together. Back in September we had a HP birthday party for our 8 year old. All the kids got fitted for robes (we got old graduation robes from folks off freecycle) and went to Herbology, Potions, Care of Magical Creatures, and Divination classes. Then they had HP cupcakes and butterbeer. It was a blast!

Madigan McGillicuddy said...

What a great photo! I like the one you linked to of her as a little girl in a wizard hat, too.

I'm so glad I rediscovered your blog through this year's Comment Challenge... love all of your posts - I added a link to you on my blog!

Caryl said...

Oh, how fun! We had a Harry Potter party for my daughter when she turned ten. We invited a bunch of adults, too, and gave them roles. (We got a bunch of different hats and put their names on them, so they didn't have to worry about costumes.) We did the sorting hat (of course), taught different classes to the kids, and then they did a scavenger hunt thing where they pretended they were creeping around Hogwarts at night to solve it while dodging all of us Prefects and Professors and Filch. It was such great fun! Enjoy!

Laura said...

As a true Harry Potter nerd (I work for the-leaky-cauldron.org and help plan LeakyCon) I'd be remiss in not sharing this link, because what HP party is complete without it?

http://wizardingworldpark.com/top-5-butterbeer-recipes/2010/08/20/

Juliet And Sasha said...

Just wanted to recommend HP Quidditch Dodgeball that I invented. Divide the kids in half in a room (or in an outdoor area with walls), tape off goals on the wall, give each side two colors of foam balls and one bouncy ball.

One color foam ball is bludgeor that will be used as a traditional dodge ball. Another color is a quaffle that will be used to score points on the goal. The bouncy ball is the snitch - the only way to win with snitch is to bounce it against the other wall and try to catch it when it comes back. Of course, the other team's seaker will be stopping the snitch from bouncing back.

You can modify the traditional scoring to make it easier to win with quaffle points.

Juliet And Sasha said...

Just wanted to recommend HP Quidditch Dodgeball that I invented. Divide the kids in half in a room (or in an outdoor area with walls), tape off goals on the wall, give each side two colors of foam balls and one bouncy ball.

One color foam ball is bludgeor that will be used as a traditional dodge ball. Another color is a quaffle that will be used to score points on the goal. The bouncy ball is the snitch - the only way to win with snitch is to bounce it against the other wall and try to catch it when it comes back. Of course, the other team's seaker will be stopping the snitch from bouncing back.

You can modify the traditional scoring to make it easier to win with quaffle points.