Saturday, November 3, 2012

LPF Entertains: Harry Potter Party

Okay, so in case you didn't realize what a huge closet nerd I am, you're about to realize by the end of this post. My friends and I love having theme dinners & parties a couple of times a month. Like a lot of people I know I grew up reading Harry Potter books & watching the movies. We all grew up with Harry, Ron & Hermione.

So, my roommate and I decided our next get together should be harry potter themed, and somehow we found enough closet nerd friends to participate.My roommate is to credit for most of the fabulous decor! It ended up being such a fun night & I wanted to share a few pictures from the party. 

LPF Entertains: Harry Potter Party- Platform 9 3/4 sign

LPF Entertains: Harry Potter Party- Three Broomsticks Bar setup

LPF Entertains: Harry Potter Party- Ollivander's Pretzel Wands

harry potter party floating candles

LPF Entertains: Harry Potter Party- golden snitch truffles

LPF Entertains: Harry Potter Party -Acid Pops & Screaming Mandrake Cupcakes

LPF Entertains: Harry Potter Party- Honeyduke's Sweet Shop

We had a 9 3/4 sign outside the apartment, floating "candles" taped to the ceiling like in the great hall & a grand buffet of food everyone contributed a dish or drink to the party.

the menu:
cho-chang's cheddar cheese ball
screaming mandrake cupcakes
felix felicis spinach dip
pumpkin pasties
hagrid's rock toffee
honeyduke's sweet shop candy
acid pops
malfoy's mini shooters
weasley family recipe taco dip
ollivander pretzel wands

We had a table we called the "Three Broomsticks" (no underage wizards allowed ;) & had a potions making contest with a couple of seasonal alcohols (pumpkin pie liqueur & apple bourbon). Everyone had to create a concoction of their own using one of the ingredients. We had some Oktoberfest beers, hard cider & of course butterbeer!

setting the mood:
harr potter movies on in the background
potions with labels out of household ingredients
light some candles for a spooky feel
break your halloween decorations out of storage
we had some witch hats & construction paper ties for everyone to get in the spirit

Now that my nerd status is no more a closet thing, feel free to check out our pinterest board for more fun ideas for a harry potter party of your own. Any other harry potter fans out there?

xoxo, lauren


Rebekah said...

This is all amazing!! I love the attention to detail, and I totally wish I was at this party!

Saucy Jocey's Kitchen said...

Lauren I'm so sad I missed this party and I've never even read Harry Potter! You have outdone yourself! Adorable :)

Jennifer said...

Are you kidding me?! This is brilliant! & you and the boy are precious.

The Funky Fashionista said...

This is so cool! I would love to go to a party like this because I LOVE Harry Potter! BTW, all of the food looks yummy!

alliefelix said...

HOW NEAT! This is all so adorable, I love it!

Caitlin C. said...

OMG you are seriously the coolest person ever!! Wish we lived closer and I could be invited to all your fun dinner parties. This is amazing!

Laura said...

OMG OMG cant believe i missed out on this. BOOO looks amazing!!i need to make michael read those!

Lisa said...

What a great party idea!

Cotton said...

I was obsessing over the photos when you posted them on instagram! You are NEVER too cool for HP!

Lily McNamara said...

this is hysterical -- great job!!
Fancy {No}Pants

Pallavi said...

Awesome! Love Harry Potter and of course, the entire setup looks fab. One thing though, Veritaserum is just a clear, colorless, odorless liquid, no? Either way, can't wait to try this here.

Katherine Nolden said...

LOVE this! And congrats on letting the nerd status out! Love your blog and your mag!

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