I did a lot of research on how on earth we were going to play muggle quidditch, without broomsticks and flying. In the end I used ideas from all over the place to come up with what I think are very cool rules... though perhaps not that Harry Potter-ish.
|We had 2 goals rather than 6|
After Quidditch we were going to do the pinata. I had great plans for this dementor pinata. The boys were going to have to do the patronus charm and shout 'Expecto Patronum' while they whacked the dementor. I had made this pretty sturdy and was looking forward to 15 minutes of dementor whacking. Unfortunately the rain had weakened the pinata and by the time I returned with said 'whacking stick' one of the boys had already pulled the dementor down and the boys were like vultures scraping out it's insides for loot. For a short moment, my happiness had been sucked from me, just like a real dementor!
All wasn't lost.. there was cake! Originally I was going to do a golden snitch cake, but instead on walking into the cake shop to get the ball mould, Oliver saw a skull cake tin and declared that he wanted a 'dark mark' cake. A glittering green skull with a snake protuding from it's mouth. I put a picture next to it for this photo just so I'd remember what I was trying to create. It's wrong isn't it! I suppose I'll be able to reuse this when he Oliver goes into his heavy metal phase!!! Yep, it's pretty dodgy, but the boys liked it. Gross!
And here are the contents of the party bag: A Honeydukes sampler. Yep, sugar overload! The Standard Book of Spells I got from etsy.