After a talk with a friend, and a quick search on the internet, I found a reason to host another Harry Potter feast! At Hogwarts, the summer term starts in April and ends in June. We’re throwing an April 1st Start-of-Summer-Term feast for kids. The timing is perfect because this marks the end of our two week March break and we can spend time over the holidays making decorations and preparing for the party.
Continue reading “A bigger Harry Potter feast: the whole picture”
Is it possible to have a Harry Potter feast without a golden snitch? I don’t think so. Continue reading “A bigger Harry Potter feast: Part VII the golden snitch”
Here’s what our feast menu looked like, and here’s how I prepared it. Continue reading “A bigger Harry Potter feast: part VI the food”
I would love to have filled our Great Hall with floating candles for our Harry Potter feast … but that’s just not realistic. Enter fairy lights, some floating candles (the lazy ones) and regular candle. Here’s what it looked like: Continue reading “A bigger Harry Potter feast: part V lights and candles”
My son wanted a Notice Board and we happen to have a huge cork board so we moved it to the the feast area. Continue reading “A bigger Harry Potter feast: part IV the notice board”
I thought it’d be fun to have a hanging mobile with flying keys so I ordered some skeleton keys from Amazon and bought some coloured feathers from the dollar store. Continue reading “A bigger Harry Potter feast: part III flying keys”
For our Harry Potter feast, we’re hosting a dozen children of all ages and I thought we should have activity sheets available.
Perfect excuse for a little owl post ! Continue reading “A bigger Harry Potter feast: part II owl post”
In May 2016 we did a family road trip to Fairbanks, Alaska. We were heading to a Suzuki (violin) summer institute and wanted to have some adventures along the way. Here’s what our time in Denali National Park & Preserve looked like:
Continue reading “Travelling with young children: Denali National Park & Preserve (Alaska)”
We’ve moved into the world of spy gadgets.
Of course there are all the must-have household items: magnifying glass, binoculars, gloves, pen & notebook, flashlight, false book, lemon juice invisible ink and dress up clothes. At a birthday party this past weekend, I learned about cocoa powder, a brush and scotch tape for lifting finger prints! Super fun. (I used a drop of honey to make the finger prints stand out more)
But if you’re looking for gift ideas … here’s what we think of a few spy gadgets we’ve purchased.
Continue reading “The spy phase: gadgets”