Earlier this month, this guy turned 9….and requested a Harry Potter Party. This is him opening his one wanted gift—a “real” Harry Potter wand.
You have to know one thing about me, I don’t do huge parties. I know some people do, they go all out and have every detail down and perfect and lovely. And they are awesome.
Well here’s my problem. All of my children’s birthdays fall on the first week of the month they are born in. And I always think about their party a month or so before, and then I think nahh it’s next month, I’ve got plenty of time. And then the rest of the month gets away from me, and I find myself about 3 or 4 days before scrambling to get everything done. Every. Time. (You’d think 9 years would teach me. But no.)
So, I now just tell myself….Keep it simple….because you are going to think you have a million years to do cute details. But you don’t. You have two hours.
So, if you need to do a Harry Potter party in two hours. Here you go…..
You invite 4 kids. No more.
You serve 5 nine-year-olds 2 $5 pizzas (they will eat that much) outside on the picnic table.
You let them run around the backyard after the pizza.
You make these cupcakes.