Sunday, July 17, 2011


Yesterday was great day! We got back from camping, went to Tim's house to caulk and putty the crown molding, hurried and showered, and made our way to the Gateway to meet my sister and her husband to see Part II of Harry Potter. I was so excited about it! When those students hop on their brooms?!? Man! It's exciting! Seriously, when I think about Harry Potter, it's like every nerdy tendency inside of my body comes out to play. I want to dress up, draw lightning bolt scars on Tom's head, practice my spells...I almost booked tickets to Orlando to see the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

 I didn't end up going to any of those extremes, but I did get a little crafty. I thought it would be fun to have some treats during the movie, so I did a little research on the interweb and got some ideas for what I could sneak into the theater. I cam up with a simple brown paper bag full of treats mentioned throughout the books/movies! Here's what I did:

Front of the bag:

Butterbeer: IBC cream soda (I wanted Thomas Kemper's Vanilla Cream, but the store didn't have it)

Golden Snitches: Gold Lindor Truffles (I wanted Ferre Roche's, but again the store did not provide)

Pumpkin Pasties: Pumpkin chocolate chip, soft-top cookies

Jelly Slugs: Gummy worms

Licorice Wands: Licorice

Cockroach Clusters: A mix of PoppyCock and Cracker Jacks

All the goodies!

They were fun to snack on during the show. More fun for me to make I think. If anyone wants the tags I made for each of the snacks let me know, I'll send you the pdf so you can print them. I had such a great time and I thought the movie was great! Of course, they left a few things out, but I thought they wrapped it up nicely. I want to watch it again!

*HP is what my little nephew calls Harry Potter - he's cool like that.


Ricky and Chelsey said...

I almost passed out from jealousy of your disgustingly cute HP* ideas. We were totally into Harry until we went to the drive in with Sophie and our car battery died and she screamed and sweated so much we missed the whole plot. We need to get back into it and maybe I can steal your ideas and be cute about it!

Flattail Family said...

You continue to amaze us with your creativity! If HP is permissible to show at a Church youth activity, can we plagiarize your ideas for the snacks? We would give you full credit and let everyone know what an amazing friend we have.

Blake and Kathryn said...

You are so CREATIVE!! Oh my goodness, what a fun goodie bag for the show! Hope you liked the show! Seriously're amazing! :o)

Sabrina said...

You are way too cute! I am total HP (I am in on that lingo too) nerd too. Not quite cute enough to make snacks like you, but you better believe we watched all the movies again before going to the final one Friday night. We also both read book 7 again before going (not sure if that was a good idea because it made me notice all the things they left out / changed). I am pretty sad there is no more Harry Potter hype to look forward to anymore. Oh, and your simple camping trip looks divine. It is so much more important to enjoy the nature than make it fancy in my opinion too.

Erin said...

We loved the treats. The boys were ecstatic about them. Evan has been devouring the popcorn mix. Thanks so much. That was so cute of you. And now that you call it HP are also cool like that. ahh...yeah...

Scott and Kourt said...

That is so fun. I have not seen it yet, I want to go next week. Would you mind sending me the pdf's at I would appreciate it. Also, did you design the tags on photoshop? I am trying to learn how to use it. I should take a class.

Tyanna said...

How fun!! I wish we lived closer to you guys. We need to be around you and let your creative goodness rub off on us. I need to make a pie and then eat a giant donut too!

Fallow said...

AWESOME! I love harry potter that's a pretty sweet haul you have there :) +Follow