I may have mentioned it before, but long ago in a moment of pure genius, we decided that our kids would get birthday parties for the "major" ages. This is mostly because I'm an introvert, but also, as you'll see, because I go a teensy bit overboard with a theme.
Since Averson turned 10 this year, she was due a party. She originally wanted to take friends to Great Wolf Lodge, but at 4 million dollars that was a little out of our budget. So then she asked for a sleepover. Specifically, a Harry Potter sleepover.
It was THE CUTEST. And even though there were 7 9/10 year olds running amok, it wasn't too too terrible. Next time I maybe wouldn't plan it to coincide with Daylight Savings Time since I'm pretty sure no one has slept since, but other than that it was a huge success!
We hand delivered personalized invitations. I fully acknowledge my ridiculousness
The Sweets Trolley. I stocked it with random candies from the bulk section and a plate of chocolate frogs I made. The kids loved it!
C painted a brick wall for the 9 3/4 platform and it came out so well! It was super rainy (thank you atmospheric river that keeps on rivering...) so we hung it inside, which ended up being way more fun to run through.
She kills me. Seriously, she's just the cutest
You can't tell, but these are official Hogwarts PJs courtesy of Poshmark. I'm pretty proud of that little detail...
We forgot to eat the cake and no one slept, but no one cried, went home early, or wet the bed so I'm calling it a huge success :)
And now a quick breather before our soon-to-be 13 year old's party!