Witches, Wizards, and Weddings Oh My! The Harry Potter Engagement Party

The bride-to-be and myself, because the only thing better than a nerd with a wand is a nerd with a wand who also has PHOTOSHOP!

The bride-to-be and myself, because the only thing better than a nerd with a wand is a nerd with a wand who also has PHOTOSHOP!

As far as engagement parties go, they don’t get much better than this. Hours and hours of preparation and voluntarily researching by watching more hours and hours of Harry Potter movies culminated in a well attended party with 40 enthusiastic muggles who ate ourselves silly and the proceeded to prod each other with homemade wands.

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While the house-on-the-hill that I call home is no Hogwarts, we did our best to transform it into a wizarding wonderland. After you went through Platform 9 3/4…

Platform 9 3/4 this way!

Platform 9 3/4 this way!

And avoided the flock of flying keys…

Flock of flying keys

Flock of flying keys

You were sorted into your house via the Sorting Hat and received your wand and house scarf…

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Getting sorted!

Watch out for the spiders trying to make a hasty exit out the window…

Spiders!

Spiders!

Before sampling various potions and treats from Honeyduke’s Sweet Shoppe…

Some of the food served! Ron Weasley eat your heart out!

Some of the food served! Ron Weasley, eat your heart out!

Then enjoy the festivities and play some quidditch outside…

A "Quidditch" Set, our wedding present to the happy couple

A “Quidditch” Set, our wedding present to the happy couple

But be care not to break any of Umbridge’s Proclamations…

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Or else you will lose points from your house!

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I’m missing some photos of details that were going up as people were arriving (and thanks to Megan for sharing her photos with me that I didn’t get to take), but you probably don’t need to see the Employee Entrance to the Ministry of Magic (aka the toilet), among other things 🙂

The party went on well into the little hours of the morning, and it was great getting to visit with friends I haven’t seen in a while, as well as make new friends and of course get super excited for the impending nuptials of my best friend Nikki!

The Bridesmaids (sans a couple who live far far away) with the Bride-to-be! Swish and flick!

The Bridesmaids (sans a couple who live far far away) with the Bride-to-be! Swish and flick!

Former roommates and great friends! And look, we're all in different houses!

Former roommates and great friends! And look, we’re all in different houses!

My Hufflepuff man!

My Hufflepuff man!

I have to shout out to the other bridesmaids and MOH for everyone’s hard work and dedication, and for owning your nerdiness and making this party a success! Until next time (like October of next year 😉 )…

Mischief Managed!

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