Elisabeth turns 11 at the end of this month (also the first year Harry Potter went to Hogwarts :)), and we'll be in Seattle with family for her birthday so she wanted to have a friend party before we left. I got Elisabeth her own Pinterest account and she's been pinning ideas over the past month or two for her Harry Potter birthday party. We had her party this past Saturday, but the week leading up to the party, she did a lot of the prep work herself, getting things ready. We went to the dollar store and bought white balloons for her Hedwig invitations which she did all on her own. While at the dollar store we also picked up dum dums for acid pops, twizzlers for licorice wands, crate paper for decorations, squishy balls and hoola hoops for our Quidditch game, disposable(and griffindor house colors) plates, forks and napkins and a couple of maroon plastic table covers, one for the table and one to turn into Platform 9 and 3/4. The other supplies we bought were jelly bellies, Bertie Botts every flavor beans, lemon drops and I bought chocolate frog molds on amazon for a few dollars. The most expensive things were the jellie bellies and bertie botts beans. I think if we did it again I wouldn't get the jelly bellies, but just the bertie botts beans so that we can play our 'guess what flavor of bean this is' game.