A Harry Potter Halloween Party: Part 2

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

When Colleen and I first started discussing having Harry Potter be our Halloween theme this year, I was very concerned about it not being creepy enough.  You see, I like my Halloween to feel quite creepy.  But Colleen assured me we could include some scary elements from Harry Potter as well.  After all, anyone who has seen the movies knows they are not all happy times.  The last few movies are downright dark.  In an effort to be spooky, we decided to have the front yard, a spare room in my house, and my guest bathroom include some of the eerier elements of the books/movies.  The front yard was Godric’s Hollow Cemetery, where Harry’s parents are buried.  The hallway was Knockturn Alley which led to Borgin and Burke, a creepy old store full of elements of dark magic.  The bathroom was a zone where a dementor was waiting for its victims.  We had several people mention that they were too scared to go to the bathroom at all.  Mission accomplished.

I just realized today I spelled Cemetery wrong when I made this.  Oops.

An owl watching over the cemetery.

You really can’t see but Bathilda Bagshot is hiding in the left corner behind those gravestones.

Our dementor, who was just slightly hidden so people wouldn’t initially notice him, was pretty terrifying when it was dark.  We also played a heavy breathing noise behind the shower curtain on repeat that sounded just a bit like the dementor was sucking the life out of you.  We are a little twisted.

And that concludes pictures of the party because we forgot to take pictures of the back yard, which was the dark forest.  Imagine lots of spider webs and a big spider.

Just in case you missed any of our other Harry Potter posts:

I shared a DIY for the sign we had in the dark forest (aka the back yard) last week.

We also shared the first part of the party yesterday, which was our version of Hogwarts.

We showed our invitations sent from The Order of the Phoenix a couple weeks ago.

Soon, we will share some printables of the signage Colleen made and some more details about the whole process of planning our party.

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17 comments :

  • Lindsey @ be pretty

    I’m still wordless little Megs…. this was so amazing and the detail was through the roof. I mean you girls know how to host a shindig… but not only is this about the sweet hosting, but the DIY’s, decor and everything that went into it. Just amazing! Thanks again for including us! xoxo

  • Tiffany

    This is the most amazing party I’ve ever seen. Super jealous that I wasn’t there! xo

  • christina

    Yep, still amazing! You should submit your pictures somewhere. This party belongs in a magazine for sure. Thanks again, friends! xo

  • Mrs. Limestone

    You did an amazing job! Love it.

  • Hedwig

    I didnt realize that there was another owl at the party….I am kind of upset about this!

  • Lindsay

    Bathroom was by far the scariest part. Ben and I were talking about the bathroom again yesterday. I had to put my ketchup hat over the face and Ben said he had to pretend like the breathing was coming from another room. SCARY.

  • Erin

    WOW! I found your blog through Stephanie over at Brooklyn Limestone, and I don’t even know you, but these pictures are making me wish Hedwig would show up with an invite for your future parties! I’ve spent the morning drooling over every detail. AAAAmazing! It looks fantastic and I’m sure it was even better in person!

  • Taylor

    You girls have done it again!!! What a faaaaaaaaabulous party. The pictures are awesome but seeing it in person is just incredible. I am always impressed by your parties and creativity but this one truly takes the cake. Fabulous party my dear friends.

  • stephanie

    Agree with all and Hedwig is pretty cute!

  • Megan

    Thanks so much everyone. We are so excited about getting such a nice response. Mrs. Limestone, thanks again for featuring us today. Erin and Tiffany, you are welcome anytime. :)

  • Brynn Renné {chartreuse & a twist}

    happy, happy halloween ladies!!!!! I am seriously floored…every last detail is ridiculously, insanely AWESOME!!! I so wish we lived near each other… I would have loved to attend that party! Amazing job, ladies :) XOXOXO brynn

  • Dee Stephens

    Yes, magazine quality for sure!

  • Laura at Simply Lowcountry

    I just can’t get over how incredibly awesome this is!!! No detail went unnoticed!!! Wonderful, wonderful job. I’m jealous I wasn’t there. And no, I wouldn’t have gone into the bathroom either- that dementor is terrifiying!!!!

    Xo–L
    simplylowcountry.blogspot.com

  • Cynthia

    Brilliant! Thank you for posting these pictures. I am so glad I found your blog.

  • Kristen

    I mean the details are uncanny. I can’t imagine having this level of creativeness and talent! Your hired!! :)

  • Aunt Jackie

    I am so totally impressed with all your Halloween decorations. I had not idea about all the details. How much fun!

  • юлия

    Очень здорово,Мне понравилось)))

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