I’ll own it. I’m bad at getting birthday cards out on time. My stepmother graciously celebrates ‘birthday month,’ insisting that I’m always on time, but I know better.
And I just have to own it. So I do, with this card I designed.
I just had a streak of orders for it come through on Zazzle and I’m excited, so I’m putting it out here as well.
In case you’re like me, and end up late a few birthdays a year, you may want to order a few (or more…) to keep in stock here. And have a very merry!
She gasped and gave an excited wiggle the first time she saw Hogwarts. She jumped up to cheer when Griffyndor won Quidditch. She’s feeling all the feels when Harry sees his parents in the Mirror of Erised.
Having escaped to the magical world often myself, I love sharing Harry Potter with my daughter. So when she wanted a Harry Potter-themed party for her 8th birthday, that was it.
My mom created the Hogwarts cake, my grandma made the Harry Potter decorations, and my sister helped run the magical activities. (And my poor fiance set up the chairs and ducked out of the way.)
It was a magical, Hogwarts-y blast of a party. The kids loved it. I loved it. My daughter loved it. Here it is:
I’d say the party was a success, because here’s what’s happening now:
- My mother is ready to make a Hogwarts cake, Round 2
- I’m signing up to be a vendor at the next local Harry Potter Festival
- My daughter keeps picking up the Goblet of Fire to read herself (she’s 7)
Mischief managed. 😛