Thursday, July 14, 2011

Harry Potter Pre-movie Party

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My daughter and her nerdy little friends will be going to the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 this evening.  The table is set in Gryffindor colors with some of Harry's favorite things.

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The cloche will keep the snitch trapped for the duration of the party.  Harry Potter caught many a snitch to win Quidditch matches for Gryffindor.  And to think some of you thought I would not find a use for my new cloche.  *giggles*

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Hedwig is an honored guest, of course!

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Mrs. Norris is here to spy on us for Filch.

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Be careful, because the whomping willow branches might hit you if you try to get a treat.

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Hermione has brought her textbooks to the party.  If The Monster Book of Monsters gets out of sorts, don't forget to stroke its spine.


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What Hogwarts party is complete without Bertie Botts Every Flavored Beans?

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After dinner I have a special treat for dessert:  Sorting Hat Cupcakes!

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The icing color determines which house:
Red: Gryffindor
Green: Slytherin
Blue: Ravenclaw
Yellow: Hufflepuff

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It looks like I have been sorted into Ravenclaw.  ;P

These adorable cupcakes came from Dreamcakes in Homewood, AL.  The bakery is on the same block as Red Dot Gallery, which means it is too convenient for me.  Please visit their website here.

Just for fun, please view this amazing video of Chelsea Cane and Mark Ballas's Viennese Waltz danced to Hedwig's Theme from Dancing With the Stars.  The choreography is fantastic!







Linking to Courtney's Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage, and Screaming Sardine's Month-long Cupcake Party.



Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

29 comments:

  1. Oh, how fun! you are just too clever! Can't wait to hear all about tonight!

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  2. What a fun post...hope they all had a good time. I saw where someone was making a movie about
    J. K. Rowling's rise to fame. That would be an interesting story. The cupcakes look wonderful by the way!

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  3. Yes my son is also going to the midnight premiere in Chicago with his girlfriend and a group they will all dress up like their favorite character. what fun. the table is bloody smashing mate!
    KAT

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  4. What a cute idea for your daughter and friends. I'll probably go to see it as well, but I won't have special food. Perhaps I'll just ride my broom!

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  5. It looks like a blast (and I've never read any HP). Gasp! I really need to get on that train.

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  6. *snort* laugh* I AM A TOTAL HARRY POTTER NERD!!!
    I LOVE Harry and his adventures. When Harry Potter weekend comes on ABCFamily channel, we watch it for the entire weekend!

    Last movie release party, Deathly Hallows part 1, me and my boys dressed up as people from the movie and had a party!! I was bellatrix. Who could pass up that dress up opportunity! Robert,14 went as dobby, Marshall 11, went as Nevel Longbottom. And I had him go outside and look under the trees for branches we could use as wands! Yes, HP Nerd/Dork indeed.

    Why would you invite Mrs. Norris? You know she will spill the beans (*snort)and tell on you!!!

    OH what a fun party you have planned!! They are going to love it!! You are an awesome mom and fabulous friend!! TFS!!!
    xxDaniella

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  7. Love all the details you've put into the party. Love it! Have a blast

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  8. My daughter is going to the Midnight showing as well. Then she will go again with her dad and I in a few days. We have always taken this one daughter, a huge HP fan to see it with us and now this is the last one. Sad :(

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  9. Ps...How cute your table and how yummy that dessert.

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  10. What a great tablescape! Wow ~ where has the time gone? It seems like the first Harry Potter movie was just yesterday. I have been involved in summer reading programs and volunteer storytelling for kids for several years. Harry Potter books have opened up the joy of reading for many kids and that makes me so happy! I hope your darling daughter and her friends have so much fun tonight!!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  11. awwww, cute little pre movie party you got going there.

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  12. Your Harry Potter table looks fabulous! Those hat cupcakes look delicious. My kids absolutely love Harry Potter and have collected all the books. They are going to see it next week.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  13. This whole party is so cute!

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  14. Aaah I love it! I just posted about the movie too. You are one fun mom & I wish I had done this.

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  15. Ricki Jill this is totally COOL!
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  16. I'm the big nerd...I have never seen any Harry Potter movies or read any of the books. You must think I live under a cloche LOL I did see the DWTS dance to the music though!

    Carol

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  17. you are the best mum,, you daughter will nevr forget this,, I can't wait to see it myself,,

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  18. That is adorable Ricki Jill! My youngest will be 20 on Friday and she still loves the HP series and so do I. We'll be going to the movie soon but not this week. I can't wait and neither can my sweet daughter. I hope the girls have a great time.

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  19. How cute is that?!! You are THE coolest mom ever!!!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  20. Oh my gosh! This is way cool. I would love to have been a part of all this... Wonderful food and decorations. What a wonderful Mama... Hugs.

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  21. You are the best mom ever! I love this little party. Your munchkin is going to have tons of fun! :D

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  22. Ricki, I just love your home particularly your table arrangement. And I must say you are a cool mom! You just know how to make your kids happy.

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  23. What a lovely Mum you are, to arrange this for your daughter and her friends.

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  24. What a cute party! I bet the kids had a great time. Love those sorting hat cupcakes. They're so creative, and they sure look yummy. You're more than welcome to link those up at the cupcake link party.

    Have a great weekend!

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  25. How fun! I just can't wait to see the movie. :)

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  26. wauw, really great how you make the party real, you are a realy cool mam!love the monster book and the snitch! Yeh i also like harry!

    greetings

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  27. Oh looks like so much fun!! I love your tablescape and all your charming treats! How fun Ricki Jill!! Thanks for linking up! :)

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