The big day was finally here and the party was amazing. The actual birthday was already last December but because of various reasons, we had to celebrate about two months late… which worked out quite well, because it wasn’t just a regular 9th birthday party, we celebrated Luca’s 9 1/4 birthday.
Our location was magically transformed into our own Hogwarts on the beach… We had savory treats like Hagrid’s little sandwich, which was several feet long and spider web chips from the Dark Forest. For the sweet tooth, we had chocolate frogs, snitches, little angry Mandrakes and Mrs Dursley’s Pudding to name a few of the treats.
The little witches and wizards were greeted from the sorting hat and received a wand and spell book as a favor after answering some questions to decide which wand was the right fit. We gave out the favors at the beginning because we had some magical lessons planned like spells and charms and wanted the kids to use their wands as much as possible. Other games included an owl post game, a magical creature hunt, choose your house, a dementor/Voldemort piñata and of course we had to have a Quiddich field.
We got a lot of positive feedback and I want to share all of the details, pictures, games, decoration etc in the upcoming blog posts. Also lots of DIY projects as well as some of the resources we used and where we got some of our magical things…