Can you tell me how to get to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry because Marcus’ mind-blowing Harry Potter themed party is too impressive for me to miss. One of the coolest books ever written, you can go with many ways with this theme. Err… there are seven Harry Potter books after all, so I don’t think there will be any inspiration shortage, right? Let’s head over to Platform 9 ¾ and hop on to Hogwarts Express for a magical journey to Marcus’ birthday celebration.
Marcus’ transfiguration booth (aka photo booth area) is a replica of Platform ¾. With brick wall and various Harry Potter inspired props, guests were encouraged to have their snaps taken to get their ticket stubs; which were also used for claiming.
Let’s take a stroll down Diagon Alley. Upon registration, guests were given an envelope filled with gold coins. They used these coins to buy food from the different shops (Read: foodcarts) and pick up their wands at Ollivander’s Wand Shop. I love how they cleverly and impeccably gave their guests the whole Harry Potter experience. Take that, muggle! (or are you? O.o)
Event Stylist, Themes InStyles, wonderfully transformed the whole venue to something bloody awesome! I can see several eerie looking gargoyles which comes complete with hanging flame lights, different house banners and of course, THE sorting hat. Amazeballs.
For the centerpieces (styled by Marcus’ dad), aside from the owls, books and some greens, they divided the tables according to the four “houses” called Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin.
Here is Marcus’ wizard-worthy cake by the detailed savvy bakers of Paper & Flour. Complete with Harry Potter’s signature red and yellow scarf, trunk, books (including the scary Monster Book of Monsters), quidditch, Daily Prophets Papers and of course, Harry’s magical creature, Hedwig.
And what do we have here? Why it’s the Honeydukes Sweet Shop! Tons of desserts were made available for their guests to devour.
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