First up at the party was Olivander's Wand Shop:
Dirt and Sunshine.
We then head through the 9 3/4 Platform. This was a craft fail. I used that corrugated brick banner stuff people use for faux fireplace chimneys at Christmas. It just curled up on me, the kids didn't notice. You can kind of see it in the picture above. I printed the platform sign from here.
Downstairs we did the sorting. Luckily my neighbor had a sorting hat for us to borrow! Super cool right? I just printed off house badges and put them in a paper bag to pull out lotto style. We then pinned the badge onto the boys' shirts. Next up was Defense Against the Dark Arts, where the boys used their spell books to learn how to use their wands.
Tiff Creative Outlet. I made the spell pages in photoshop and taped them to a thrift store book. I painted the edges brown and bent the page corners. Cute right?
Dirt and Sunshine - it was a huge hit! This was the boys' favorite part. They got to see their potions bubble up and change color twice. It was really fun. I printed her bottle lables and potions books too.
After potions the boys played capture the snitch. We hid a gold Christmas ornament before the party and had the boys run around on their broomsticks looking for it. Then it was time for Honeydukes:
Karen Cookie Jar.
this pattern, I know she only did half the width that it called for and it was plenty wide. He's going to be Harry Potter for Halloween too and we got him a gryffindor tie for his birthday.
Overall I think it was a success. The kids all had fun and my son was super happy.
Here's the candy labels if you want them.