This past weekend my sister and her family threw their 6th Annual Neighborhood Halloween party. The more they do it, the more awesome the party gets. This year’s get-together (and Halloween costumes) were inspired by a spring trip they made to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. For starters, let’s catch the Hogwarts Express from Platform 9 3/4. I love the brick element they added to the storm door. Excellent.
Oh, good! They’ve been BOOed. Wonder where they got that cute sign…
I am loving the garland and cool arrangements in the planters on the porch.
I made these reusable pumpkins for their kiddos last year using Funkins and a templates found here. Sort of gives new meaning to the word “Jack-O-Lantern.” Sorry. I couldn’t resist.
Look! There’s Prof. McGonagall now.
Here’s their party invitation–a daily dose of The Prophet inviting Hogwarts alums to attend the annual Halloween Feast. Other articles featured the kids, their daughter as a witch wanted for questioning about a Honeydukes break-in and their son as the champion seeker for the Gryffindor team.
There was a Quidditch field set up on the lawn. Brooms for everyone! The kids had a blast.
The spectators and players alike enjoyed a taste of Butterbeer straight from The Three Broomsticks.
There’s a thirsty player now. Watch out! She’s got her wand ready to strike.
Inside, there were all sorts of appropriately creepy details.
How much do I love this Ministry of Magic decal? I have a feeling it’s going to stay for a while.
Watch out! The Whomping Willow lies in wait in the living room. He doesn’t look so menacing here as in the movie.
And what a spread Hogwarts puts out for their Halloween Feast! There were lots of yummy treats. Love Ollivander’s Wands made from chocolate-dipped pretzel rods.
Firebolts and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans
Sorting Hats and Cauldron Cakes
Slytherin Sandwiches for Prof. Snape and his cohorts
And let’s not forget the Chocolate Frogs!
And if that wasn’t enough, how about a stroll through Honeydukes Sweetshop, which they recreated using these printables from Bakingdom.
And here’s a little Liquid Luck to wash it all down with.
What a fun way to change things up for your annual Halloween party!