Today is DS1's bday (he's 8). It's been an exhausting week w/ the big kids at camp and DH at work. I've had anywhere from 2 to 6 extra kids over all week, including 4 overnights. I'm ready to lie in bed and read all day tomorrow!
I bought a bunch of awesome witch/wizard hats, and we found all our various cloaks, robes, etc.
I also got little silver wands with stars on top (ostensibly to go in their drinks, but really just to play with).
We're covering the tables outside with paper and letting the kids decorate them with markers and crayons, rather than use a throwaway tablecloth.
E whittled wands for all his friends. They're gorgeous!
I made foam Hogwarts badges, glued pins and the letter "H" on them, and bought sticky letters so the kids can put on their names, or "Prefect" or whatever they want.
I made a golden snitch pinata...it looks wonderful!! I'm so excited about how well it turned out!
We have pop rocks to go in the drinks as a "potion," and tiny colored ice cubes to put in their Sprite to make their potion change colors.
Harry Potter cake, check.
Jelly beans marked as Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, check.
"Dragon eggs" (tin foil wrapped around a gift) to be hidden in the woods for the kids to find. Each kid is getting an awesome set of playing cards.
Three overnighters last night. Two tonight.
Somebody make me some coffee!