Welcome to Hogwarts! Each month I am hosting a sewing party and this month it was a Harry Potter theme! Who doesn’t love the wizarding world of Harry Potter?
I had so much fun planning projects and decorating for this party. I planned the projects with the participants in mind, of course. Have they ever sewn before? How old are they? For this sewing party we made a Harry Potter reading pillow and wand holder. Both projects are beginner level projects, and I thought they would be fun to make and use!
The decorations…I kept it simple with…a shower curtain of King’s Cross Station and Secret Passage (I hung this as a backdrop), HP glasses/tattoo and candles (from amazon), plastic table cloth, beer mugs and netting from the dollar store. I bought brown bags from Michaels to hold their take home goodies. Oh and made wands following this tutorial! Super fun and cost effective. Next time I throw a HP party I will have the kids paint them!
I ran fishing line through the rubber part of the candle to construct floating candles.
I used my silhouette to cut the face of HP. I also found a lightning font to use for their name tags as well as on the reading pillow!
I set up an activity table and had the groups rotate. One group would sew and the other group complete the activities, then we would switch! It was much easier to monitor my beginning sewers and those who were first timers! The activity table included tattoos, glasses, HP word searches, HP fortune teller and “I Spy” page. This is the time they also made the crest for their wand holders.
Snacks! It wouldn’t be a party without snacks! To keep it all separate I used some leftover cones from my dad’s book signing last week. I filled them with Ravenclaws,(bugles) Slithering Snakes (sour gummie snakes) Harry’s Wand (pretzel rod) and a Golden Snitch.
We also made Butterbeer! There are a ton of recipes on Pinterest for butterbeer. Our concoction consisted of ice cream, cream soda, butter extract, butterscotch topping and whip cream. We put the ice cream, cream soda and butter extract in the blender and topped with whip cream and butterscotch drizzle.
We didn’t just snack, we sewed too!
Like I said at the beginning of the post, we made a wand holder and envelope style reading pillow. I got the idea for the wand holder here. I changed a few things and added a belt option. I pre cut everything to expedite the process which allowe the girls to be able to complete two projects!
For the envelope pillow I also precut the handles, pieces for the pillow, and ironed the names. The girls sewed the handles, put the pieces together, clipped into place and sewed around the edges. It was the perfect amount of work for this group!
Now they have the perfect pillow to store their books and take it wherever they want to read!
This was such a great group of girls! I can’t wait for the October Party!