Sometimes I swear that being a self-proclaimed Harry Potter fanatic is one of my best marketing tools. I get inquiries for wedding coordination clients that reference being fellow Harry Potter fans, I get SUPER RAD Harry Potter gifts from clients and I also get super awesome Harry Potter submissions – like today’s Harry Potter Bridal Shower. I know I just blogged our Harry Potter baby shower, but I just couldn’t help myself on blogging this HP shower so soon after – it was just so well done!
So once again I must apologize to my non-Harry Potter fan readers and wish you a very happy Friday & weekend now. We have an AWESOME wedding tomorrow that we’ll be prepping for and looking forward to the return of our neighborhood farmers market! Have a great weekend Romancers!
My sister in law, Jenny, got married last year. One of my first thoughts when she asked me to be a bridesmaid was ‘we’re going to have SO much fun planning her events’. I knew we could get away with out of the ordinary, out of the box ideas so when us bridesmaids sat down to brainstorm ideas for her shower, Harry Potter was an obvious choice.
Outside was a ‘witch way’ sign stating you were at Jenny’s shower but also pointing towards Diagon Alley as well as the Three Broomsticks and Honeyduke’s. Decor just inside was the 9 3/4 station along with a Nimbus 2001. We also had an Owlery for guests to place their parcels for the bride, a Three Broomsticks location for potions and food to be consumed as well as a Honeydukes table with everything from ferrero rocher Snitches to Cauldron Cupcakes.
For games the sorting hat distributed guests into teams where they had to guess the delicious (and some not so delicious, grass jellybeans, anyone?) flavors of Bertie Botts Beans. For favors guests were rewarded with Dementor Relief chocolate bars to sooth the soul.
The theme of the party was kept a secret up until the event so needless to say she was pretty excited when she finally got to see it all :) A lot of items were DIY but one of my favorites was her wand.
Instead of tying the brides ribbons and bows from her gifts to a paper plate, we came up with the idea to make Jenny her very own Harry Potter wand to tie things to. I used a wooden dowel and rounded the end with sandpaper. I then painted it purple (her favorite) and formed some clay around the bottom for a base, intertwining aluminum wire as I went, being sure to make some loops for the ribbons to be tied to later. After the clay baked and set, I added a second set of aluminum wire around the wand which spelled out ‘Bride’.