Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Great Hall: Part 5

THE BIG REVEAL!
I wanted the Great Hall to be something really special. I wanted it to be the best work that I'd done for this party. The feast was authentic Hogwarts food prepared by my two house elves, including butterbeer, pumpkin juice, pumpkin pasties, and more! Most of the recipes came from Britta's website.


So with the stone gossamer, curtains, banners, and all the homemade decorations up and all the students sorted into their houses, we tucked into a pretty decent feast. The Great Hall has taken on a few different forms with each party that I've thrown, but I believe that it has remained the crowning jewel every time.

11 comments:

  1. How did you manage the floating candles? I've been looking all over the internet for ideas on how to do it!

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    1. I bought a bunch of battery operated Christmas candelabras, used fishing line or clear thread tied around the "flame" and thumbtacked them to the ceiling.

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  2. This is epic. I am so doing this for Thanksgiving haha xD

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  3. This is one of the most wonderful things I've ever seen. Kudos to you! This is a potterholics dream come true.

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    1. Thank you so much! It is definitely one of the most gratifying endeavors I have ever undertaken. I'm so glad you like it!

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    1. The gold flatware I got for real cheap at a discount store (Garden Ridge? Maybe Old Time Pottery? I forget which) and the serving utensils I found at various flea markets and thrift stores for a steal :)

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  5. I would love to know about the banners as well!

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  6. Bravo, Bravo! I am hosting one later this month. Thanks for the inspiration!

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