For some reason, today, I am just bursting with ideas for my sons 7th birthday.
He wanted a Harry Potter themed party last year but I could not get anywhere that could accomodate what I wanted to do (have things stuck to the walls/ceiling etc... so this year I want to get super organised.
My friend gave me a website for cheap wands, but at around £10 each, its more than I want to pay for each kid. Going to stick with an idea from the web - when I find the site I will link back to it, chopsticks, glue gun, paint and beads/gems.
I'm planning on making a pináta, with some string attached and they have to perform spells to get it to open.... i'm thinking of making it like the Boggart in the cupboard when Professor Lupin gets the moon.
Sting attached to paper candles and hung over the food table.
Wall to walk in that looks like the brick wall for platform 9 3/4, using old sheet and some paint. Hang this up on the door to the party.
Most wanted poster to have your picture taken in. Bit like a Photo booth thing.
Each child will go home with a Spell Book.
The kids will be split into houses.
Unsure yet if they are going to earn points throughout the day
Unsure yet on how long this is going to last, that may be dictated by price of venue.
Venue - Newark Castle/Fort Matilda train station - need to call and see if they would accomodate us, if yes how much for. If not then back to the thinking board.
Potions Class - mentos n coke, vinegar n bicarb type experiments.
Herbology Class - grow cress seeds or something similar.
Defense Against the Dark Arts - Boggart Pináta
Quidich - using balloons and hola hoops