I'm getting sidetracked.
Ever since I can remember, I've wanted to throw a Harry Potter themed party-to recreate the wizarding world, and by golly I've done it!
My main slice is turning 25 this week, and supposedly he is the ultimate potter fan. This was to be determined. All week I hid prepared treats and lied my way into making sure he'd be gone all day saturday, and with the help of his friend Matt, the surprise was unveiled!
I had too much fun planning this mother down to every small detail.
I spared you the picture of my toilet, but with in came directions to the Ministry of Magic. Because... duh.
First had a little photo op and embraced out inner Sirius Black. AWESOME.
Followed by LOTS of eating:
Cockroach clusters: Chocolate covered popcorn. Moon stones: Rock candy. Gringotts galleons: Chocolate coins.
Polyjuice potion: Dr Pepper (naturally.) Truth serum: WaterButterbeer: Cream soda, marshmallow cream, whipped cream (and one scalded tongue later...)
After, we went to the sorting hat. Naturally. Matt's wife had to work so he was flying solo. He survived. haha
After some Harry Potter Jeopardy (which Matt and Ryan pulled through for the win at the end) We decided to get our Quidditch on. Ya know, just a little evening fly around the yard. The technical term for this is "Pottering" and it's epic. Look it up, it's a real thing.
To end, we played a game of chance called "Bean-Boozled".
Basically for every color of Jelly bean there are two flavors, one good and one bad. You spin a spinner and then pick the color it lands on. You could be picking up a peach jelly bean, or vomit (which I tried and it is worse then real vomit, I promise.) Nothing like a little Bertie Botts to set the mood. We caught a few videos to really immortalize the experience :)
(and for the record, even though I said boogers taste better than that jelly bean, I really don't know for sure! haha)
Mischief managed :)