Thursday, August 18, 2011

I Scream For Ice Cream!

I Scream, You Scream,
We All Scream For Ice Cream!

What a perfect way to celebrate a birthday...with ice cream!
The colors of the party were pink, brown and white.  We had an ice cream bar for the kids to create their own bowls of ice cream!

The Decorations:
The Ice Cream Bar:

The Tables:  Check out the placemats...coloring pages!
The Favors: Rice Crispy Treat Ice Cream Cones!

Just for the Birthday Girl!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt

For the Care Of Magical Creatures Class the kids went on a scavenger hunt
to save the Hogwarts' Students:

Monday, August 1, 2011

Harry Potter Party

Harry Potter Birthday Party!

This party was so much fun to plan because I have been reading Harry Potter to my son!  We are on the third book so everything is fresh in my mind. For Jackson's 7th Harry Potter Party the kids spent the day at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  They went to all the different classes: Transfiguration, Potions, Divination, Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, and Defense Against The Dark Arts.

The children arrived at Hogwarts by going through the brick wall at Platform 9 and 3/4.  The gate worked perfectly for the kids to magically enter.

The Hogwarts Decorations:
For the wand I sanded a wooden dowel, dropped hot glue down the sides then spray painted brown.

The first class was Transfigurations.  The children pulled a card out of a cauldron and had to "transfigure" a pool  noodle to look like their word.

Next was Potions. They made an exploding elixir (vinegar and baking soda) and a Cure-All Potion (water, glitter, and blue food coloring in a spray bottle)

Divination: The children received a cup with ice. They had to close their eyes and say a spell while a magical liquid (sprite) was poured.  When they opened their eyes the color of their drink revealed their fortune (blue=fame yellow=long life green=wealth purple=happiness and red=courage).  Then they had to pop a balloon and inside their fortune was revealed.

They planted Purple People Eaters and helped them grow by pouring worm tea on top.
I used chalkboard paint to paint the pots so they could decorate the outside.

Care of Magical Creatures:
The children went on a scavenger hunt to save all the Hogwarts' students that had been captured by the magical creatures. I'm going to post all of the clues later.

Defense Against The Dark Arts:
Destroy the Dragon (pinata)

"The Great Hall"

Berti Botts Every Flavor Beans Party Favor

Jewelry Making Party!

Abby and Molly's Jewelry Making and Fashion Show Party!

I had the ABSOLUTE best time planning and running the girls' party! We started with the theme...making bracelets and the color scheme (blue, yellow, pink and green).  The girls made the cutest bracelets using a variety of beads then decorated jewelry boxes with paper, buttons, and gems.

After dinner and cake they went on a scavenger hunt.  At each stop they found a jewelry box with a clue.  The clue led them to a basket of goodies such as glasses, purses, jewelry, hats, and feathered boas.  Once we collected all the basekts the girls dressed up using the items.  It was the end of the party and the parents had arrived so they were our audience for our accessory fashion show.  Look out Tyra Banks...I see some future models!

The Decorations:

The Craft Table:

The Candy Buffet:

Making Bracelets and Jewelry Boxes:

Scavenger Hunt:

The Fashion Show: