A Harry Potter Baby Shower

Harry Potter Baby Shower Theme


Few people love Harry Potter as much as I do. Okay that’s probably an overstatement because millions of people love Harry Potter, but when I meet a fellow HP kindred spirit, I get really excited. My friend Bailey is one of those people! I knew that her level of HP fanaticism was as intense as mine so when I heard that she was doing an HP themed nursery for her little one, I knew that we needed to throw an amazing baby shower for her!

Some friends and I collaborated, divvying up the to-dos and put together what turned out to be a truly beautiful and epic Harry Potter baby shower.

Harry Potter Baby Shower Photo Booth

Harry Potter Baby Shower Photo Booth with props.

Harry Potter Baby Shower Wands

Harry Potter Baby Shower Pretzel Wands.

Harry Potter Baby Shower Butterbeer Cupcakes

Butterbeer Cupcakes

Harry Potter baby shower treats

Anything from the trolley car? Chocolate frogs, licorice wands, every flavor beans and lemon drops made for sweet baby shower treats!

Harry Potter baby shower platform

Platform 9 and 3/4 served as a photo booth back drop for our wizarding guests.

Harry Potter baby shower butterbeer

Butterbeer with gold sprinkles.

Harry Potter Baby Shower sorting

Our sorting ceremony involved the “sorting fedora” and drawing houses from the fishbowl.

Harry Potter baby shower snacks

Herbology Bites, Hogs Head Cornished Balls and Golden Snitches.

Harry Potter baby shower feast

A feast for our guests. Trolley treats, wands, and more.

Harry Potter themed baby shower decorations.

Harry Potter themed baby shower decorations.

Harry Potter baby shower house portraits

Guests were sorted into houses and given ties in their house colors. We took house pictures with the photo booth back drop.

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Reading Challenge: February 2016

2016 Reading Challenge 1


Stayed on track in February, a couple good reads and one kinda boring one but the goal is going strong! Here are the books I read in February:


This was a book club picked by one of my friends, I probably wouldn’t have picked this up on my own, sure the topic sounds interesting but it was off my radar. I’m so glad she picked it! I quickly became obsessed! The world of Scientology is completely fascinating and Leah’s experience was so interesting. Leah joined the church with her mother as a young girl. Her story tells the tale of how they got involved, what she truly believed, and how she slowly came to learn that the church was not at all what she thought. It also has some great celebrity gossip, mostly about Tom Cruise, but it also makes me love Jennifer Lopez more than ever (read and see why) … Learn more here.


This book keeps coming up as a recommendation for me, and it sounded a lot like books that I generally like so when I saw it in the audio book section at the library, I grabbed it up. Unfortunately, I found it really hard to stay focused on this book, it was a little boring. Although the end did surprise me, which doesn’t happen often but that might have been because I wasn’t focused enough to catch the clues.  … Learn more here.




This book is a compilation of Oprah’s “What I know for sure” column from O Magazine. It’s basically a bunch of short essays on life lessons that she has come to know in her experience. Oprah is very insightful and I enjoy reading from the perspective of people who have made success for themselves. This book is full of great pull quotes! I often take notes while reading and found myself wanting to write so many quotes that I think I’m just going to go buy a copy of this book to keep at home. I feel like I’ll want to revisit some of these essays at different times in the future.   … Learn more here!

I didn’t end up reading the second Diviners book yet but it’s on my list of things to read next along with half a dozen others! My “To-Read” list is pretty long right now! I’m currently in the middle of The Storyteller, and I love it so far, I’ll tell you about it next month!


6/36 books (17% – On track)

  1. Read a book published this year
  2. Read a book you can finish in a day
  3. Read a book you’ve been meaning to read
  4. Read a book recommended by your local librarian or bookseller
  5. Read a book you should have read in school
  6. Read a book chosen for you by your spouse, sibling, or BFF (CHECK – Troublemaker)
  7. Read a book published before you were born
  8. Read a book that was banned at some point
  9. Read a book you previously abandoned
  10. Read a book you own but have never read
  11. Read a book that intimidates you
  12. Read a book you’ve already read at least once