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July 21, 2011

Harry Potter Day

Last weekend was my Annual Harry Potter Day and I had the most amazing day with the most amazing kids! The event was two days long (because of all the prep), we stayed up late on Friday watching HP7 part 1 and got up bright and early the next morning to see the first showing of the new Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2. Which was fantastic, best in the series in my HMO.

But the day with the kids was the BEST!

We had a Potions Table:

Potions Table

I had been collecting bottles for months. I created labels for each bottle and my sister and I filled the bottles with all edible stuff like..

Bubotuber Juice Pineapple Juice
Mandrake Draught Mint Syrup
Puffer Fish Eyes Sugar Pearls by Wilton (cake decorating)
Lacewing Flies Black Cake Sprinkles (cake decorating)
Knotgrass Coloured Rock Sugars (cake decorating)

I will try to take some photos of the bottles with the labels on them, and post when I get a chance.

I made a "Cedric C. Clearwater's Compendium of Cauldron Concoctions" book for each child. I used my Unibind PhotoBook Creator I purchased from That's Scrap Inc., and they came out great!

The Compendium was filled with every Potion and Ingredient I could find from the Harry Potter Books. Most of it can be found at the Harry Potter Lexicon and several Wiki sites. I created icons to make it easier for the kids to find Potions vs. Ingredients made from magical plants or creatures. See a sample of the book here.

Here are the icons I created, I used the sepia version in my book:

Ingredient from a magical plant
Ingredient from a magical creature

All the kids were able to make up their own potion or try one from the Compendium. Some of them looked disgusting! But we all had a blast.

I made Potion Cards for the kids to fill out, here is mine:

If you would like a PDF version, click here.

I will post some of the other crafts and a fantastic Butterbeer Recipe as well as a Butterbeer file I created for the mugs. Oh, here are a few of the Bottle labels I created for the potions:

I hope these will inspire you to have a Harry Potter Day of your own.