Dude! I’ve been so immersed in Harry Potter today, that I totally forgot about my 10:45 PM blog posting deadline. If I don’t sit down to post by then, it ends up being posted as the next day. Drives me nuts! Ughh!
So I’ve spent my entire Saturday either shopping for the Harry Potter party, at Joann and online, searching for the best deals and discount codes, or researching for all the props, décor, and activities. This has got to be the most expensive party, by far! I knew it’d be a hard one, but I didn’t think it’d be this expensive. I’ve made a vow that for the next few years, the girls’ parties are going to be kept simple. Cheap and simple. Like an ice cream party, a cupcake party, a rainbow party. I’m excited. Excited about not having to do tons of preparing and shopping and THINKING.
I have purchased so far:
2. non-talking sorting hat
3. Harry’s light up wand
4. Hermione’s wand
5. plush Hedwig
6. Hogwart’s banner
7. frog candy mold
Plus a pack of 3 iron-on transfer sheets, so I can make some Gryffindor badges; gold & burgundy fleece, so I can make Gryffindor scarves; white feathers, for quills; and sealing wax, for the invitations.
black cauldrons from Party City
gold plates + utensils
borrowed goblets or gold paper cups
baby food jars for potions class
wood dowels for wands
composition books for each child’s “textbook”
Looks like I have a lot of work to do.
*Edit: I’ve noticed this post comes up when people search for “frog molds”, so I figured I’d help you out! I bought them through Amazon, from a merchant called “CybrTrayd”.