harry potter

This Friday the theme for Kelly's "Show Us Where You Live" is children's birthday parties. Last weekend I took my oldest son Grant to a Harry Potter event at the public library and I thought that a lot of the things they did would be great ideas for a Harry Potter themed birthday party.
Here's my guy in his homemade Harry Potter costume. There is a griffin on his shirt and Harry is in the Gryffindor house so it seemed appropriate. The cape is from an old ninja costume. For some reason Grant felt it was very important that he wear a belt (he usually doesn't). I used an eye makeup pencil to apply the "scar" to his forehead. We did buy the glasses from a party supply store.

First the kids each picked which house they were in, notice the evil Slytherin house was not an option.

Grant got Gryffindor, yeah!
There were three stations set up and each house went to a different station and then they switched stations when they completed the one they were at.
The first station for Grant was potions. I think the librarian is dressed as professor Trelawney, she looked great.

She mixed up some slime for the kids.

The Gryffindors got red slime. The Hufflepuffs got yellow and the Ravenclaws got blue.

The next station was history of magic.

There was a Harry Potter word search and a coloring sheet.

The last station for Grant was herbology, where the kids planted a basil seed.

There was a costume contest.

I think my Harry Potter was the cutest. I'm sure the other mothers there felt the same about their child..........but they're wrong! ;)
BTW: I'm having my first ever GIVEAWAY on Saturday!

18 comments:

  1. Cute! I am huge fan of Harry Potter, so maybe this is a good idea for my next birthday?! :)

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  2. What a cool event! That would make a perfect birthday party! Your son looks so handsome with his belt :)

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  3. Your party looks like so much fun! I love all the activities you did and the outfits. So festive!

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  4. Oh I just love this! Harry Potter is just my favorite! All the kids I knew when it started (over 10 years ago!! eeek!) Are grown out of it but it is so nice that there are new fans! JK Rowling is my hero! She made little boys read big books!!!
    I think your Harry is the cutest too!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  5. Great party idea. I just helped host a HP party...you had some great ideas I wish Id had for our party.

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  6. Wow Grant, you look so awesome!!!! Absolutely without a doubt the very best dressed Harry Potter! Looked like you had a great time:)

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your party looks great.

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  8. Love the party idea.....Passing this on to my daughter-in-law, as they love Harry Potter.
    There are some creative gals in the blog world. I enjoyed reading your blog and will be back to read more. http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

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  9. How cute! He looks adorable! What a fun event!

    All the best,
    Allison

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  10. Oh! Very cool that looked like lots of fun.

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  11. What a super fun party and great idea. It would make a fabulous birthday party. You sons costume is so cute and he is such a handsome guy. I also wanted to let you know that I have scheduled another "Cloche Party" for the 11th of Sept. Most voted for a seasonal even and so I thought that would be a good time for a fall party. Be sure to grab the button on my sidebar to remind you and also to let all your friends know. See you there. Hugs, Marty

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  12. I'm sure the kids loved all the fun! I really should read the books...

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  13. Grant you look great. I think you should have won!!!!!!

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  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love Harry Potter! This party looked like tons of fun.

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  15. ADORABLE! (The party and your little Harry Potter). Thanks for the sweet comments about my party :)

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  16. looks like fun. great cape

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