Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Library Harry Potter Party

Friday, November 8, 2013

Library Harry Potter Party

A few weeks ago we took the girls to a Harry Potter Party the library was throwing. Since Mariah is a HUGE Harry Potter fan, I really thought she was going to go nuts at attending it. The notice said to come in costume, or they would have props there for you to use. There would be games and a photo booth. Sounded like fun! What they failed to say was this party was going to interest younger kids more than the older ones. But Mariah was still a good sport and rolled with it.

 
 The entrance to the party was lined with old suitcases.


The first activity was a scavenger hunt. They had to go around the library trying to find pictures of various Harry Potter characters. When they found the character, they had to collect the photo. When they got all 6, they received a prize.



The next activity was Muggle Studies, which was a guess what's in the box kind of game.



Followed by the photo booth. They did have quite a few fun props to chose from!





And we wrapped up the day with having their futures told in Divination class.

Pop the balloon for your fortune and a sticker.


Mariah loved the Dobby statue!

So, the photo taking was probably the best part. Mariah said it was boring, but Allison had a good time. There is a Hunger Games party next week that IS geared towards 11 and up, so I took the chance and registered the girls for that party because that's Allison's love. Finger's crossed it really is a teen type party or I won't be able to talk them into going to these events anymore.

Does your library offer movie themed parties?

20 comments:

  1. What a bummer that they didn't advertise the appropriate ages, but at least she was a trooper and stayed. It sounds like fun and I would have brought my boys to something like that in a heartbeat. Your library does some cool stuff - mine does not :(

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  2. I still can't believe I've never seen the Harry Potter movies. Maybe i should do that. Looks like she had fun!

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  3. mine had a harry potter theme for the downstairs one time, but thats about it.

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  4. My 14-yr old has sadly outgrown the library events too. Like your daughter, mine is a good sport about it, but says they are b-o-r-i-n-g. Boo. I miss being able to make her happy w/easy little things. :)

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  5. Ha! What a fun event your library had and look at all those old suitcases. I wonder where they came up with all of them. Harry Potter used to be on of my Grandkids favorites.. then she grew up and likes boys now.

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  6. Movie themed parties sound very interesting. A great idea. I have not heard of it here. Lovely pictures Theresa.

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  7. That is cool, they seem to go all out, none of that here i fear

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  8. Why on earth did they never mention the age range :( Not cool. But it looks awesome for the right age hey! Poor Mariah but so awesome that she carried along like a good sport ! (We never have anything like this in our library here in Vancouver --boo-to that)

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  9. I know some ADULTS that would love this. :)

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  10. That's really clever. Too bad it wasn't more challenging for Mariah. Our library doesn't do things like that, but I think they should.

    xoRobyn

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  11. Oh Theresa! You are such a great Mom! I love how you are so in-tune with their ways and how they will respond or not. You are SO cool !

    Thank you for all the love toward Baby Z. He is so cute and I love him so. I haven't been able to hold him yet but I have petted his head. I want him all better most of all so I will wait. Praying for him is so routine now. I need to pray about every hour it seems. On the first 2 days he keep sliding back. Now he is gradually better the next day and then the next but at his slow pace, which is fine, ...it is. Thank you for your hugs!!!!!!! ♥

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  12. Wonderful photos, this library is lovely !

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  13. The Hunger Games party should be teen geered because the books certainly are. Your daughter shouldn't feel too old for a Harry Potter party. My daughter is an active member of the Harry Potter Club at the University of Central Florida.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  14. How awesome that your library does stuff like this. You are truly a wonderful mom Theresa!! I love Harry Potter and have read and watched all the books and movies. Hunger Games is great too. I am on book three but had to take a small detour while I read a bloggers book called Treadwell by Dana Joy Wyzard. Was really good! Now I can head back to book three and finish it! Such a great concept for a trilogy!

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  15. No they don't but I wish they do! This seems so awesome! I can't wait to see your post on the Hunger Games party. I'm a huge fan too ;)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  16. This was a great idea for the library to host such a themed party! No, our library does not have these kind of parties. They do have story-time for the younger set or other lectures for adults.

    Cheers.
    Dreena

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  17. Awesome. How appropriate that the library did this. I should suggest this to our local library ;-)

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  18. I want all those old suit cases by the way. They are retro cool!

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  19. Our library offers quite a bit for kids but it's been a while since I've taken mine. Looks like it was a fun event, especially the photo booth.

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