Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Last Harry Potter Party

The last Harry Potter movie has been released, which means it is time for the last Harry Potter Party.

We arrived at the theater early and Matt had his customary seat next to Jessie. They have sat next to each other for all eight films.

After the movie, we returned to Burt and Laurie's house. As usual there was delicious food. Here, Matt demonstrates the powers of a fruit wand. In the foreground you can see the Leaky Cauldrons, cupcakes with frosting and pudding on top. Both were made by Laurie and were delicious!

There were even prizes that came by Owl Post.

Usually we have a trivia game, but this year, Laurie thought of an incredibly fun new game. She had all the audiobooks loaded on her iPhone and she shuffled them. She would play a segment and contestants would listen and then, when they thought they could identify the correct book, they put the card in the air. It was fun to play and to watch.

Here, everyone is pretty sure it's 7. Points were tallied and seats shifted depending on the standings in the points. We played for hours.

During a break in the game, prizes were awarded. Matt got two. His first prize was "Most Parties Attended." Jessie (Matt's faithful seatmate) also took home that prize. Matt also won "Biggest Winner of Previous Trivia Quiz" Willow and Marley also won that one.

Aside from a very cool wand, he got a wind up Harry Potter Quiddich toy. We checked to see if the cats were interested. They weren't.
It was a fitting end to the Harry Potter Parties and congratulations to Laurie (and Burt!) for being such good hosts.


Sara K. said...

I have been waiting for this post! Looks like a great evening. Only wish I could have tagged along!!! Well done Matt for all of your awards!!!

Laurie said...

Yay! I love that it's documented here. I have never done much about documenting this part of my life. I'm so glad you came and so glad you had fun.