Harry Potter Baby Shower

My cousin and his wife are having a baby boy later this year and are decorating the nursery with a Harry Potter theme.  My other cousins and I threw them a baby shower last weekend using the same theme.  I dug out some halloween decorations I already had and made a few new things specifically for the theme.

At the front door, I created a brick wall using an XL twin sheet and a large sponge.  I hung it from a photo backdrop stand and cut it down the middle so that guests could enter the party through the “wall”.  I made the Platform 9 3/4 sign using a chalkboard sign I found in Target’s dollar spot and numbers cut out using my Silhouette machine.

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On the breakfast table, I created a Defense against the Dark Arts vignette.

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Our version of a Patronus next to the Dark Arts table.

patronus I made a mobile with flying skeleton keys.  The keys and mobile came from Amazon and the wings were cut using my Silhouette. key-mobile flying-keys

A welcome banner over the fireplace in Ravenclaw colors.hp-banner

Potion bottles filled the mantle.  I found the labels on Groopdealz and the bottles came from various stores – Target, Hobby Lobby and Goodwill.potions

The owl lamp and cage were borrowed from the nursery.owl-cage

A plush owl perched on the mantle.hp-owl

The food table full of Harry Potter-inspired snacks.hp-food-table basilisk-eggsfelix-felicisquidditch-quiche sprouts-veggies butterbeer-cupcakes

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Our family loves these cream puffs, so I put an edible gold dust on them to turn them into snitches.  The wings aren’t pretty, but they are made from melted white chocolate bark.

snitches wandsBertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans
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The Sorting Hat gift area.gift-sorting My cousin made the most awesome Hogwarts Express diaper cake with black and red onesies.
hogwarts-express The Dementor’s Kiss-away goodie bags next to the front door for guests.dementors-kiss

The mom-to-be opening gifts.  I put together a baseball themed gift, with a Braves onesie, a crocheted baseball cap, and little navy shoes with baseball patterned toes.  I used a baseball easter basket as the gift bag.  hp-gift

Published by Leslie

I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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