02/04/2018 by AndreaUrbanFox
Every year I try give my son the best possible birthday party. This is because as a child, I had super awesome parties and I know these precious memories last a lifetime.
This year Elliot decided the theme would be Harry Potter. This has been the most difficult theme so far for me.
The party was held at Weavers Adventure Playground. This is a nice open space where kids can run free. They do private hire and I cannot recommend the place enough. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Alex who was very friendly, welcoming and helpful.
Preparations started early. Props, Witches hats, cauldrons and goodies for the party bags were bought straight from China suppliers. This keeps the costs down.
Second stage was to make papier mache Dementor pinatas. Pinatas are a great way to entertain the kids and they also make great decorations. Each pinata too 3 days to make because of the drying time of papier mache.
The final product was approved by Elliot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrovRVP543A
Here are the kids bashing one of the Dementor pinatas.
Decorative cauldron filled with wrapped sweeties to make it look like smoke.
homemade chocolate truffles (brigadeiros), aka Owl droppings.
homemade cupcakes (this is the recipe I used) decorated with Harry potter characters made of edible rice paper.
homemade batata calabresa (patatas bravas) became Prof. Sprout’s Spicy Potatoes
sarnies became “witches hats”
Hufflepuff cheese puffs
a selection of magical sweets – the kids LOVED the worms LOL
Drinks aka Potions:
The cake – a moist chocolate sponge filled with chocolate butter cream. I chose the style, Juscakes Bethnal Green made it for me.
The cake table with all thedecorations looked great!
The birthday boy as Draco Malfoy with Godmother Yolanda as Bellatrix Lestrange and Paul as Hagrid. The smoke is coming from a smoke machine under the cake table.
Now for some random photos of the party
I would like to thank all who came and made my boy’s day special. Until next year!