Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Harry Potter Bridal Shower

To know Kyle and I is to know we are BIG fans of Harry Potter. Yes, I realize this makes us giant nerds - we're ok with that. 

Well, for my bridal shower, my amazing bridesmaids and mother surprised me with a Harry Potter theme! I was floored. They did such a fantastic job putting together all of the little details, that I had to capture them here. I don't want to forget a thing! 

Arriving with my neice, Zoe

The girls had me arrive before the party started so I could check out the theme and see all of the little details. 

My stunning mother, Cathy, who was instrumental to the planning

My Maid of Honor Krista!

When guests arrived they had to enter through Platform 9 3/4 and were then sorted into one of the four houses for the games (Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw).

Great Platform entrance done by my sister-in-law, Emily

Heading into Hogwarts

The house signs

Sorting hat and Gryffindor robes

Every inch of my parents house was decorated somehow, they did not miss a detail. There was also a delicious lunch spread including chocolate frogs, a massive cheese plate, pretzel wands, Honeyduke's cake pops, scones, and tea sandwiches. They had even created labels for all of the alcoholic beverages that were on theme:
  • White wine = Veritaserum (truth serum, too funny)
  • Red wine = Pepperup Potion (cures the common cold)
  • Champagne = Amortentia (love potion)
  • Beer = Butter beer and Three Broomsticks brew

Food table complete with floating candles
Life size Harry greeting guests
All of our family pictures were replaced with HP characters

Quidditch Pitch by the fireplace

Some already-enjoyed Veritaserum

I got to keep many of the decorations, so the Wolfsbane potion is currently decorated for Christmas as you can see.

The favors included a little bottle of Felix Felicis (liquid luck) fastened with orange ribbon and a tiny key charm. They were so cute! My sister-in-law, Rosie, but them together. She filled each bottle with Goldschlager (Cinnamon Schnapps) and painstakingly made sure each bottle had flecks of gold. She did such a good job.

Felix Felicis favors
The girls had organized a few games that were a ton of fun, and of course, on theme.

Having fun with the photo props

The hubby arriving with flowers after golf, what a guy!

There were so many details from the day that I wasn't able to capture. It was such a fun shower and I felt so incredibly loved! My bridesmaids know me all too well. :-) 



  1. Hey there

    Loved your post. I am trying to organise a Harry Potter Themed Shower for my sister. Would you mind sharing the type of games you played on the day?



  2. Harry potter theme for the bridal shower seems to be a unique idea. I attended a reception party last week at one of the significant wedding venues of our city. Arrangements were too good and everyone praised the quality of food.