2nd annual Cole Cocoa and Karaoke night....
|Alex, Landon, Jenna, Laila...all watching Truman rock Justin Beiber|
|Christine, Adam and Sheri are amazed.....|
Laila had more in store for this birthday weekend. This really isn't Laila's year to have a party...but with Truman turning 22 and Laila 11-- the year Harry got admitted to Hogwarts-- we knew we had to have a Harry Potter Party extravaganza. Laila has been helping me with elaborate plans...most of which we couldn't do. She wanted a real owl to deliver a Hogwarts acceptance letter to her. She thought a pulley in the ceiling of the living room running to a the family room would help us to have broom races. She also wanted transformations to happen and real spells. We settled on a Harry Potter trivia game.
Truman and Laila only wanted real Harry Potter enthusiasts to come to their party. Laila would weed people out by asking them, " What is Hermoine's patronous?" If they said, "what's a patronous?", or they didn't know, she would cross them off the list. We ended up with a few awesome cousins and some of Truman's friends.
Everyone came in Harry Potter costumes. They had to enter by running through the brick wall at platform 9 3/4. We had butter beer out of golden deer goblets, golden snitch cupcakes with wings, Bertie Bott's many flavored jelly beans, lemon drops from Honey Dukes and Hagrid's veggies.
We decorated for the Tri Wizard Cup, and had balloon owls filling the ceiling. We had a competition of the 1st years vs. the Prefects for the trivia game..the 1st years won.
Truman came as Cedric Diggery in his yellow and gray and Laila was Voldemort....oooo scary!
|Raising our golden deer goblets filled with butter beer.|
|"Tru ...what's the answer...what's the answer....??"|