My oldest son just turned 9. He is totally into Harry Potter and reads the books constantly, over and over again; so when I asked him what kind of party he wanted.... no surprise. "Harry Potter, Mom!"
I've seen bits and pieces of the movies. Never been able to catch one all the way through, but I think I have the general gist of it. Plus, with a H.P. obsessed kid, it's not hard to pick up extra tidbits here and there.
My first venture into this magical party prep had to start at the beginning... with invitations.
Finished these today using the Silhouette's "Print and Cut" feature. The Harry Potter font for the invites was found here at DaFont.com. It was free to download and worked perfectly. All of the clipart was purchased from the Silhouette Online Store.
The ticket at the bottom of the invitation is cut with a perforated cut to make for easy removal from the invite. The registration marks that were on the page were cut off by making a large rectangle cut around the entire page, just inside the marks. That way, they show up to align the image (for perforation around the ticket), but aren't in the completed project.
Roll up, tape closed with clear tape, and finish with a bright red ribbon.
Now to make the "magical prize", potion drinks, and other random magical goodies. Will keep you all posted.