Category Archives: Theme Party

New products: Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes

Hi!

For the theme party I wanted even more products for WWW, and found some templates and labels online. The templates showed how to make different boxes, that you could cut out and fold. You can of course have something inside them as well, but they do great as decoration even if they are empty.

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I also found some labels and/or one side of a product. For these I had to make my own version. I found the front of the “extendable ear”-box, and decided to make a box and get some ears from the toy store to make a set out of it. The box got the homemade look, and I might try again later to make it look more like something one would sell at WWW.

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For “Weasleys Wonderous Wands” I bought some tubes with glowsticks, and glued the label/cover onto them.

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So there you have it – some of the new products at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes.

 

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Theme Party – Ollivanders

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Today we’ll get a closer look on my Ollivanders setup. I made loads of wands, but making the boxes was time consuming and a little boring if you ask me. I mean the result is fun, but to me it was yet another ting to cut and fold. Therefore I made just as many I needed, and the guest got the box when they “purchased” a wand. In addition to the wands and boxes I made labels for every wand and a shop sign. I also made a little dictionary for the different types of wood, since I wrote the labels in english and maybe not every one know what the different trees are called in english, I sure did not.

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Theme Party – The Great Hall

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Today I wanted to share some of the decorations from The Great Hall. You might remember that I shared the place cards I made? For the table I bought golden paper plates and cups. I also made a tablecloth out of book pages. It was a lot fun, and if I had more time I would have made it longer.

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I made it by covering book pages in modpodge, and then stitch them together. 

For the walls I made banners for each house. I found a printable here, which have all you need and more to make banners. I made a simple version of it. Here is the Ravenclaw one.

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Lastly I made a sign to hang at the entrance of The Great Hall:

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For this I simply found a A3-sized paper, glued it on some cardboard and then drew on some candles to illustrate the floating candles, and wrote “The Great Hall” in some old-looking font.

I made one other sign like this for Three Broomsticks. But I used paper to make the brooms, not just drew it on:

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Well, that’s it for today. Tomorrow I’ll post some details from my setup of Ollivanders, so come back then!

Theme party – Honeydukes (decoration)

Hi guys!

I wanted to share some of the thing I made for Honeydukes. I don’t have any fancy machines, like a Silhouette Cameo, and therefore things look more homemade or simple. But I think I manage quite well.

First up is the sign I made. I thought that a banner was something that Honeydukes could do. I used pink and green paper to make the elements, and then attached them to a white band. Basically all you need to make this is paper, band, glue and a scissor. If you don’t do letters that well, you could write them in Word, and print it out on green paper, and then use X-ACTO knife to cut them out.
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Like I mentioned earlier I made chocolate frogs. I ordered a mold of Amazon, and it was so easy to use. You just melt chocolate, pour it in the mold. Leave it in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes, or longer to be on the safe side, and then you just turn the mold upside down and the frogs will slip out. I was worried that they would stick to the mold, but you can’t even see a trace of them left in the mold. I made some boxes out of templates I found online, but  it turned out that my frogs were to big for the boxes. I decided to just make some for decorations, because it is a lot of work cutting the boxes and folding them.

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The big box is the offical box, which I bought when I visited Leavesden Studio. 

I also made boxes for Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans. Again, I found a template online. It took quite some time to make these, because I needed so many, and it takes time to cut it out and fold.

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The first one I made turned out to be a lot bigger than I expected it to be. Had to rescale it, and on second attempt I got this handy size. At first I was thinking to cover the inside with cellofan or something to make the little windows, and then just pour in beans. But I didn’t have that much beans, and decided to just make little cellofan bags with beans and then just put in there. People would be excited over them anyway.

I found some labels online, but it wasn’t what I pictured in my head. But found an empty template here, which I used to make labels. Here are the labels I made, including the empty one.

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I found the Honeydukes logo as well, and for some of the containers I used that, and had the label lying next to it. A tip for you is to use milk to “glue” the labels onto the containers. It will stick really well, but if you put it in warm water then it will slip off easily.

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That was it for Honeydukes. Hope you liked it!

Theme Party – Gringotts

Here’s a picture of what Gringotts looked like at the theme party. To the left you can see the “marauders map” I made, which has my name and the event in the middle. I had everyone write their name on it, like a guestbook. After the party I framed it, and now it is a keepsake in memory of the party.

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I have taken some photos to show some of the details:

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The sign is quite simple. I found the logo online, and the verse is from the book. You know, when they enter the bank, this is written outside. I just wrote it in Word, found a font I tought was fitting and chose a color that was close to the one in the logo.

The package, which is supposed to be the package Hagrid picks up from vault 713, which contains the philosopher’s stone. I made a shape out of newspaper and cardboard, wrapped it up in brown paper and some string. Made the string look a bit old by letting it take a bath in coffee. I added the tag, so people would pick up on what it was.

Found a template for the letter online. Printed it out, and did what the template said, and finished it up by adding some string, and a wax seal on the back.

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In the small pouches I had golden plastic coins, and some old bronze coins. The gold ones were galleons, and the bronze ones were knuts. As decoration I also had some keys (from the craft store), bank notes (found online), a gold bar (made it myself, based on a picture I saw from Orlando), and some “diamonds”.

The Standard Book of Spells

For the theme party I made “The Standard Book of Spells”, which in this case was a booklet where I wrote some about spells, like usage, origin, appearance and duration of the spells. The second half of the booklet was about different spells and charms. For instance I wrote about the levitation charm:

The Levitation Charm (Wingardium Leviosa) is a charm used to make objects fly, or levitate. 

The Levitation Charm was invented in 1544 by warlock Barleth Hobart who mistakenly believed that he had at last succeded in doing what wizardkind had so far failed to do, and learnt to fly. 

The Levitation Charms appears to be an improvment on both the Levioso and Locomotor spells and/or the Hover Charm, being able to lift objects high into the air but also allowing one to magically move them through it as well. It also conveniently defies gravity by lifting objects heavier than a normal person would otherwise be able to carry. 

All of the information in the booklet was found on the internet, and put together to a text. I also added some illustrations and symbols. Here are some pictures of the booklet:

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Harry Potter Theme Party – pt. 5

Eventually everyone got their new wands and books, meaning it was time to go to Hogwarts. I handed out tickets for the Hogwarts Express, and we went to Platform 9 3/4. From there we headed to Hogwarts, where the sorting ceremony found place.

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The sorting ceremony consisted a stool, my sorting hat and a box of buttons. People were called out from youngest to oldest, and when their name was called they sat down on the stool. Then I held the sorting hat over their head, and they pulled a button out of a box. The buttons had the different houses on them, so if you picked a Ravenclaw-button, you were in Ravenclaw. I bought the buttons from SheepButtons on Etsy, along with some other Harry Potter-themed buttons as well.

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When everyone was sorted it was time for the welcoming feast in the great hall. I did it quite simple and just had a barbeque with hamburgers and hot dogs. Instead I put my time into making decorations for the great hall. I made a sign, banners for each house, place cards and a tablecloth made out of book pages. I might make a post about the decorations I made later.

After dinner it was time to hunt down dark lords and the like, meaning we would do just as Harry, Hermione and Ron, and hunt down horcruxes. I hid the Slytherin Locket, the Hufflepuff Cup, the Ravenclaw Diadem and Nagini in the house. Then every house teamed up and tried to find them. I had one house at the time searching, and took the time. I hid the horcruxes in exactly the same place every time, and told them not to tell the others anything about where they were hidden, or about how well or bad they did. Hufflepuff was the fastest house and as the reward I had time turners for every member of the house (Bought off Ebay. They are quite cheap, but surprisingly good quality!).

Then it was time for Hogsmeade. First we went to Three Broomsticks where we could “buy” cake and ice cream. I made cauldron cakes – chocolate muffins which I dipped in melted chocolate (the bottom half of it). I hollowed out the top, put chocolate icing around the brim, and had chocolate mousse in center. I aslo made Harry’s birthday cake, made for him by Hagrid. Mine consisted of chocolate cake, with raspberry icing.

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After a while I turned Three Broomsticks into Honeydukes, and let everyone use the rest of their wizarding money to buy candy.

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I had of course made boxes of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans (and filled them with assorted Jelly Belly Beans, not the actual Every Flavour Beans, ’cause they are expensive…). I also had chocolate frogs, golden snitches and sherbet lemon. Then I also had a lot of other candy, which were renamed or just mixed up and called “muggle candy”.

After that I had nothing more on the schedule, and called it a night. We ventured back into the muggle world to enjoy our candy and just do as we wanted.