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. :-)