Wednesday, July 15, 2009

And now for something completely different....

Living with my kids can be pretty interesting. Last night, they hosted a Harry Potter premier party at my house for about a dozen friends, after which we all went to the midnight opening of the movie. My house was taken over for about 30 hours, from initial preparation til the last straggler left early this evening.
My youngest daughter Danielle, on the left, and her friend Marisa became "house elves" and whipped up "Cauldron Cakes", "Pumpkins Pasties" and "Butterbeer" in my kitchen. They did a nice job presenting the refreshments, behind which are prizes for the games and costumes:
One of their guests brought these cute "owl-face" cookies.
Friends dressed up for the party - Narcissa and her slimy son Draco Malfoy:
The colorful Tonks and Luna Lovegood:

My older daughters, Amanda and Stephanie, with a somewhat less dramatic interpretation of "costumes", in line for the movie. Will my comfy place ever recover? Well, I lost 3 faux-mercury glass pieces due to a shelf crash during the decorating, which did not make me very happy, but I can't blame the girls because I could have done a better job hanging the shelf in the first place. It took me over an hour to do all the dishes, but now everything is just about back to normal, so I can relax and be glad Harry Potter won't be back til next year. Happy Thursday everyone!


Blondie's Journal said...

How neat!! I love theme parties! The girls did a marvelous job with the decorations, food and costumes. Did they like the movie?? I hope it is good.


Lisa said...

Aw, I am sorry for your losses. My hope is that you come upon replacements in the form of great deals, or even better as gifts! The party looks like it was very much fun. It was very nice of you to pass down the creativity gene to your daughters.

Dirt Princess said...

so cute

Shelia said...

Hi Tracy! I'm not a Harry Potter fan, but my daughter certainly is! This party is so cute! The food perfect and the costumes! Cute cute cute!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

dishdiva said...

What a great mom you are! I'm sure your daughters and their friends had a wonderful time at the party and going to see the film! The items that broke are replaceable, the memories you gave your daughters that evening are not.

cinner said...

Hi I just wanted to say how beautiful all your flowers are, I love your entrance way too. you have a very nice blog.

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