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Old 10-29-2005, 09:17 AM   #1  
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Default Harry Potter experts, I need help!

I'm trying to plan a Harry Potter birthday party for DS8. I'm ashamed to admit I have not read the books, whereas my kids are experts!

I've gotten some GREAT ideas for the invitation, decorations, and party from you ladies here. But I need to know ... for the invitation ...

If I stamp an owl on the front of the invite, and say something like, "Here's a howler for you!" would that be appropriate?? Isn't that how they get their messages? But I know a howler is a talking message. Would it be dumb to make it a regular invitation?

Any other Harry Potter party ideas while I'm here?
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Old 10-29-2005, 09:21 AM   #2  
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a howler isn't just a talking message, it is being scolded/yelled at when in trouble. It is an angry talking message.


How about Owl Post or something
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Old 10-29-2005, 09:23 AM   #3  
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Really?!? Ack! I'm so glad I asked!!!!!
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yes, Ron Weasly gets a Howler when he and Harry had to fly the car to school. Everyone in the Great Hall heard his Mom chew him a new one......LOL
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You can still use the owl stamp, just say something like "Invitation by owl-post". All wizard mail comes by owl, it's just that "howlers" are bad HTH, and SHAME on you for not having read HP
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What are you reading this for?? Off!! Go read the books!
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this from 2005...
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We've never done a HP party, which is surprising because we're all HP fanatics! But we've done several different pirate parties over the years and we've had a wonderful time with them. Maybe you could take some of the things we've done and just tweak them for HP fans.

We do a treasure hunt around the house with gold chocolate coins (galleons, sickles, and knuts, maybe?)

We have a wooden balance beam (about 4" off the ground and about 6 feet long), so we have them "walk the plank" and then we give them nerf bats or paper swords and let them sword fight.

We do a game where they have to scoop up pretzels out of a bowl with "hooks" taken from a wooden clothes hanger.

When we still had a baby in the house, we did "tin can stilts" with the baby formula cans and had races.

You could set up a large game of "wizard chess" and let the kids be the game pieces.

When we are waiting in line somewhere or in the car, we will sometimes do HP 20 question games. You pick a character in the book and everyone has to ask yes or no questions to try and figure out who it is.

Hope this helps!

One tip for the refreshments (we've done so many birthday parties, we have this down to a science)! Cupcakes, ice cream cups, and juice boxes. You just have them all set up on a table and let them have at it. Afterwards, all you need is a trash bag! SO much easier!
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Hmm, well, thanks for your new posts, but we had that party LAST November!

It was awesome ... a blast was had by all! I've yet to scrapbook those pictures, but their time will come!
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I am new to this site and am not sure if this is OK or not, but I do have 2 unopened sets of Harry Potter stamps for sale if anyone is interested. $6 per set plus shipping.
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If anyone needs it in the future, here is a site that has several Harry Potter fonts. My favs are the first two - cover font and lumos.

PS. annabelle1974, you might post your stamps for sale in the buy/sell/trade forum - you will probably get more traffic there for people looking to buy.
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dorinda
this from 2005...
I know, I was wondering if she had read them yet.

Anyhoo, aout the downloadable fonts, I could get them, the folder was "corrupted"
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Sorry about that! I am having trouble with it too - I'll remove the link.
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No problem! I just wanted to let you know!
Thanks for trying!
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