Saturday, February 28, 2009

Introduction

Edited 7/20/11: Due to increased interest in this blog and new features available through Blogger I have changed the blog design for MyHarryPotterParty.blogspot.com. Mostly so I could enlarge the photos in my posts so you can see them better. I hope you enjoy. For those of you who've been here before there isn't really any new content. I did add labels to my posts to help people find what they are looking for. Looking back I really think I must be crazy. The kids are now 10, 8 and (almost) 5. The 8 year old would love to have a HP party of his own and keeps asking but I'm not that crazy. Or am I? Time will tell. Never say never.
~ Minerva

On Saturday February 28, 2009 we had a Harry Potter birthday party for 16 children to celebrate our daughter's 8th birthday. While it started out like planning for any other birthday party it quickly began to take on a life of it's own. With the Christmas holiday right before we hadn't given a lot of thought to her party until we made the decision to go forward with it a few weeks into January. The following weeks were consumed with little else due to the limited time before the party. I found the Internet to be hugely helpful and so, by putting this blog together, I am hoping to share our ideas and experience with other party planners, amuse a few Harry Potter fans as well as share some of the photos with friends and family. I hope you enjoy it.

I tried to divide things up into sections. You can quickly navigate to the sections you are interested in by clicking on the links in the archives to the right. PLEASE NOTE: Blogger does not allow all posts to display at once on the main page. Continue clicking on the "Older Posts" button at the very bottom of the page to view ALL posts.


You may or may not be interested to know how we got to this point. If you are, see this blog entry about how it all began: http://myharrypotterparty.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-it-all-began.html

I also want to thank my friend Janet. You led the way before me and many of your decorations added the finishing touches that made this party so special. I can't thank you enough. (For more about Janet see this post: http://myharrypotterparty.blogspot.com/2009/03/my-friend-janet.html )

If you are planning a party of your own. Good luck! I hope you don't get as carried away as we did.

37 comments:

  1. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to put all of your ideas on this blog to share with others. I just held a Harry Potter party for my sons and most of my ideas came from you. I appreciate all the help I received from your work! Thanks again!

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  2. thanks for sharing this! I'm trying to plan a harry potter party and your blog is so helpful!

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  3. what an amazing party! i am in the midst of planning a Harry Potter party for my 8 year old son and discovered your blog. any chance you would be willing to share some of your computer labes?
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  5. Hi! :D I just stumbled across this as I'm nearly 20 and wanting my own HP party :P and wanted to what a perfect one for the kids! Loved all the ideas and effort thrown into it, you really seemed to pull it off :) Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Your website was INVALUABLE to me this year. I threw a HP party for my 9 year old and she loved it.
    Thank you so much and please don't ever take this blog down. I share this url with other people who need inspiration.
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  7. Oh, my goodness! I just found your blog! I am the biggest HP fan EVER. . . Like that hasn't been said about a zillion times before!! Can't wait for Part II on DVD in a week or so! I feel an HP marathon coming :)

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