Over the years, my friends and I have hosted a lot of theme parties. We love making cheesy decorations and stuff. But this year for our Harry Potter party, I think we really outdid ourselves. Here's a sneak peak, even though the photos don't really do it justice.
The front door had a picture of the Fat Lady, who is the keeper of the Gryffindor common room. Then when you stepped inside, you were greeted by and handmade dark mark hanging from the ceiling of the stairway.
The staircase was designated as "Diagon Alley," because it led you into the whole rest of the party.
The sweets table had a "Honeydukes" sign above it, and we put a bunch of random Harry Potter toys on the pool table for decoration.
Gryffindor colors adorned the ceiling, and I made paper frames to cover the walls, just like at Hogwarts. Then we printed pictures of people to fill the frames. Some were obvious, like Dumbledore, and some were a little more random, like Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Mr. Feeny.
We had signs for different parts of the wizarding world, such as Ollivander's wand shop, a seat for the sorting hat, and even a cardboard fireplace with green flames to simulate the floo network.
In the "common room" where we all sat, we hung a large laminated poster of the Sorcerer's Stone Soundtrack and a sheet that said "I'm Invisible" (aka the invisibility cloak) that we made YEARS ago!
We made the refrigerator into the Three Broomsticks (bar) and the doorway into the other room was 12 Grimmauld Place.
We've had this cardboard castle FOREVER. It's completely fallen apart, but we kept the pieces because they have sentimental value. They came in handy by covering up a desk and a bunch of other crap that had nothing to do with Harry Potter.
The main event of the party was a city-wide scavenger hunt, where we split into teams and tried to get pictures of as many items from the books as possible. Each team had a list and different points were associated with different items. I armed myself with my camera and my team got almost all of the items on the list. Here are just a few of my favorites from the hunt (please excuse the poor photo quality - we were in a hurry).
(Platform 9 3/4)
(Rowena Ravenclaw's Lost Diadem)
(The Deathly Hallows)
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