Sunday, January 22, 2012

a weekend proving we are nuts

Luke turned 9 last week. The kid loves Harry Potter books. He plows through them like they are going out of business.

It only seemed natural to pick Harry Potter for our theme this year.

It could not have been more fun! The kids didn't think it was too shabby either.

But, with a fun party comes a lot of work. Fortunately, we had rain on Saturday so we had to postpone the party until Sunday. Instead of being bummed, we were thankful for an extra prep day.

Trust me, we needed it. We needed the rain. We needed a comfy day at home together.


We needed time to catch up and time to create.


We needed to time to crash on the couch and admit that we are nuts when it comes to party planning.


Back to the party...

We love our tradition of making our kids' cakes or cupcakes.

As usual, I come up with the concept or borrow it from online, and Kevin being the artist, throws down.

He was even willing to take on fondant and he rocked it.


You have to love a man who is willing to spend hours with fondant. He is good like that.

I took over prepping wands for the kids to paint...


As for the party, the pictures tell you more than my words ever could. Bliss, I tell you. Pure bliss.







It was a lot of work. But Luke is worth every ounce of it. I love that kid.

Much love,

Linking up with sweet Heather.


Krystle said...

Okay, totally awesome :)
I LOVE Harry Potter and am planning on having a HP themed 30th Birthday next year :) :)

Melissa said...

So awesome! I seriously want a Harry Potter themed birthday for ME this year:)

Karen said...

You rocked that party!

Janna said...

WOWZA!!! I'm SO impressed.

Karrie said...

You guys went all out! Well done!

Stephanie said...

You guys are amazing!!! Happy birthday Luke!!! What cool parents he has to plan a party like that!!!!

The Sugar Mountain said...

Cute party!! Love the details!

hannah singer said...

love it, katie!

are you booked for december yet?
i would like a harry potter party please;)

Lesley @ the floyd boys said...

I love this!

Vivian said...

Fun fun fun! I get nuts about parties. I thrive on them...and planning them is my motivation day to I get you!

Susan said...

Seriously awesome. My son would love this!
I cannot get over your hubby with the fondant. Amazing. All of the details are just perfect.

Laurie J said...


xo katrina said...

very awesome! happy birthday to luke!

Kelly said...

katie this is totally awesome sauce. i'm sure he was in heaven.

theolivetree said...

You did such a great job!! We have a tradition of making our own cakes is work but sooooo much fun!!

Charla Liedahl said...

What fun! I know nothing about Harry Potter...but this party looks so cool! Way to make it special for your special kiddo!

Sara @ Seeing Purple Stars said...

awesome!! i love harry potter! hahaha!! you did a great job!

Heather @ we.are.the.holdens said...

It looks like it was an amazing day filled with great memories for a sweet little guy. I love your blue chalkboard frame too..LOVE. And I watched the Water for Elephants movie and so enjoyed it. I'm sure the book is even better though.;)

Marie said...

i always do my kids cakes (or cupcakes) too!
and my 9 yr old boy plows through potter books too! i just might be doing a hp birthday theme come may:)