I’m full as a tick, stuffed to the gills, happy as a church mouse, lazy as a kitten!
The holidays are my favorite time of year. The revival of the family meal. The perfect showcase of impulsive dishes, luxurious centerpieces and creative tablescapes. This week’s post will focus on the crafts and tablescapes for the Harry Potterween Party held at my very own table!
This culinary theme featured golden candied snitches, a chocolate almond Gringott’s Bank, a floating candle lit centerpiece reminiscent of Hogwarts ceiling all glittering amongst a homebaked feast for the eyes and treats for costumed kiddos at the door.
Halloween is my second favorite holiday of the year, right behind Thanksgiving of course. I don’t really do the whole costume thing, prefering to entertain those who do, but I love the creativity needed to craft a menu reminiscent of the magical wizarding world of Harry Potter and the ghoulish traditions dancing under Samhein skies.
So tuck in, grab a Butterbeer and have a very Happy Harry Potterween!
- 1 Ferrero Rocher mini snack pack
- My nieces watched the Harry Potter films for the first time after our Halloween feast, so they were perfectly happy to remove the Ferrero Rocher stickers and let the gold metallic wrappers shine bright. After watching the films, of course, the snitches were missing wings! 🙂
- Let your kids imagination run wild here. If their snitches have wings, draw some. If they prefer them as is, go for it!
- 1 package of Hershey's almond chocolate nuggets
- 1 package of gold chocolate coins
- 1 black cauldron mug
- I couldn't keep the kids out of the candy so ours is a poor Gringott's Bank! 🙁
- The idea is to fill the cauldron mug until it is overflowing and then strategically dump it over such that golden sickles and galleons overflow like a leprechaun's pot of gold!
- 10 wine and champagne glasses of varying shapes, sizes and heights
- 1 bouquet of flowers
- 10 tealight candles, flameless or wick burning.
- 10 feet of glimmer strands
- Remove 7 flowers and 3 sets of leaves from the bouquet of flowers.
- Turn the glasses upside down placing 1 flower or 1 set of leaves under each glass.
- Aimlessly scatter the glasses around the table to look like floating candles at intermittent intervals.
- Place a tealight on top of the wine glass feet. Surround the glasses with the glimmer strands, darken the room, light the tealights and enjoy the floating candle effect.
- I used 2 champagne glasses, 2 hot chocolate glasses, 2 port glasses, 2 white wine glasses and 2 ballon wine glasses.
- I purchased the glimmer strands from Pier 1 Imports!