We finished our second Harry Potter book in the series on Friday night!
Which means ... Movie viewing party time!
I made the kids this cool cake. It's a chocolate beet cake. I'm always happy when I can sneak some veggies in with the sugar. On the cake I wrote, "The Chamber of Secrets has been opened", which was written on the wall in blood in the book (and movie) after the first kid was petrified.
We did another fun craft with pinecones this time. At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, each kid has one pet that delivers messages for them. They can have either an owl, rat, or frog. So we each made one of the animals for ourselves. We just stuffed pom-poms into the spaces in the pinecones. I didn't have too many on hand, so we worked with what colors and sizes we had on hand. We glued down the pipe cleaners and eye balls with hot glue. Really fun, easy craft.
Bayne is making an owl.
Aubrey is making a rat.
I made a frog. Here are our finished pinecone pets!
Another fun Harry Potter Party!!! Both kids have been doing a lot of pretend play with their stuffed animals and wands, acting out different scenes and doing spells. I love how much these books and movies have inspired their imaginations.
Everyone is excited about book three. I better start looking for some fun new ideas for the next party!