Monday, November 4, 2013

Maggie's Hogwarts Experience

At the end of October, my sweet Maggie turned 8.  I had intended to blog this about a week ago but our family was struck with strep, which then turned to Scarlet Fever for Katie.  Everyone is on the mend now, but it was a long week.  So, here we go...
Maggie developed a love of all things Harry Potter this summer when she and I read the first two books.  We are still on book three, Prisoner of Azkaban, right now.  Taking it a bit slowly now that 2nd grade is in full swing with the homework (oh, the homework!).  So, Maggie's request was a Harry Potter birthday party.  She took to Pinterest and researched exactly what she wanted.  She planned out every detail of the party.  We turned our home into our little Hogwarts with various classes.  No Quidditch as I don't have a backyard in the townhome but a patch of dog poop grass.  Maggie really enjoying the planning aspect and would get so excited for it all.  I just carried it out for her.  My mom made tickets for the Hogwarts Express as her invitations with "All Muggles Welcome." 
 Here are a few snapshots of Maggie's Hogwarts world--

Herbology class

Care of Magical Creatures

Divination with the Magic 8 Ball
Not pictured--Charms class with Shrinky Dinks and Transfiguration Class with the shape changing pills you put in water (no clue what they are called).

Platform 9 3/4 entrance to our home.  Kids had to walk through the brick wall!

Maggie's AMAZING cake!!!  Thanks to The Cake Junkie for this incredible cake.  Check out the details!

The food table.  I borrowed the chocolate frog mold from a friend

Look at the happy on her face.  Worth it all. 


We were so tired by the end of the party!
Happy birthday to my beautiful, fashion loving, kind, funny, tender hearted, Hermione loving, diva, Maggie!!