While many parents are putting up Halloween decorations, carving pumpkins or helping their kids find their Halloween costumes, I, on the other hand, am busy planning a birthday party.
My son's birthday is only a few days after Halloween, so for me, this is when I'm starting to plan for a little boy's party. Well, my little boy is turning 6. He's not so little anymore. And now that he is in grade 1, he definitely knows what he wants. He made it very clear that he wanted an all boy party (no girls allowed!), and he wants a Harry Potter theme.
The all boy part did not surprise me, but Harry Potter? He had never even seen the movie. But I guess kids at school talk about it a lot and he had noticed Harry Potter Lego's at the store. So last weekend, I borrowed the first Harry Potter movie from the library (I had seen it so long ago, I could barely remember the movie). We watched it over the weekend (in the name of research and inspiration;) and the kids loved it so much, they spend the weekend playing wizards and casting spells on each other!
So a Harry Potter birthday it is. It's in a little over a week from now, so I had to get a wiggle on and make the invitations so Ashton can take them to his friends at school today. And this is what I came up with:
The pack of cards only cost me $1 from the dollar store, I used some antique looking scrapbook paper for the part on top and just hand drew (as you can tell) the glasses and hand written inside as well. I like how they turned out, and best of all, Ashton loves them!
And can I just say, thank goodness for Pinterest! I've gotten so many ideas for the party from there, it's a life saver!
Now that the cards are made, next on the list is a wand for each of the boys. But that will have to wait until late this evening, after a day of running errands, picking up Ashton from school, making supper, getting the kids ready for bed and taking a school test after they are asleep.
Somewhere after all this, hopefully I'll have time to make these wands.
Phew, this Mama's busy!