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!!



Violet said...


Samantha said...

OMG!! That looks like SO MUCH FUN!!!

One crazed mommy said...

That is sooo cool! So glad Maggie had a great birthday!!! Yuck on the strep - that hit me last week as well, but luckily nobody else so far...nooooo fun! Glad everyone is feeling better! :)

Zhohn said...

Wonderful party! LOVE the cake!

Macey said...


I am a long time reader (since the article first appeared in the DMN). My daughter, who is now 22, grew up with Harry Potter and has to be one of the biggest fans ever. She has several Harry Potter "items' that she has finally decided to part with. I just couldn't bring myself to give them away. I don't want to pass on any "stuff" that you don't want, but I would love to give them to Maggie if she would want them. I have a sign, (Platform 9 3/4), a banner, and a jacket... Please email me if you are interested and I will get them to you!

Macey Conradt

LO said...

I would love this party at the age of 28!! So glad Maggie is caught up in the world of Harry Potter, and love how creative all the details are. Happy belated, Miss Maggie!