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!