Friday, August 26, 2011

Max's Party: Part 1 - Diagon Alley

For Max's 7th birthday, he chose a Harry Potter Theme. I had such a blast putting this all together!

The kids entered through the upper gate into Diagon Alley. Everything was handmade by Mark and I and certainly not fancy, but the kids loved it!

Here's the entry sign on the gate:




Their first stop was Gringotts Bank where they deposited their canned food (which we asked for instead of gifts) and withdrew wizard gold:




They then used their gold to "purchase" their school supplies. Potages Cauldrons had little black containers that I found at Target in the $1 bin. The kids used these to hold all the items they collected throughout the day.






Eyelops Owl Emporium had ceramic owls that they would later paint in one of their classes.






Ollivanders had a wand for each child (with a special official Harry Potter wand waiting for Max).




I had found a bundle of chopsticks at a garage sale for $1.50 so I used those for the wands. I added a list of useful spells, put an Ollivanders label on each box and -voila- wands!





Posted by Picasa

3 comments:

Kim @ Party Frosting! said...

super cute! I love all the little details and the owl station is great!

hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

Anonymous said...

Where did you find the white boxes for the wands?

Anonymous said...

Where did you find the white boxes for the wands?