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1  Harry Potter Halloween Party (lots of pictures!) in Halloween Decor and Parties by Odri on: October 30, 2011 04:41:25 AM
Hi fellow craftsters !

Every year my family hosts a Halloween party. This year, our theme was Harry Potter, which was very exciting for me, being a big HP fan. Here are some pictures of what we did. I've been working on this for the last 3 weeks and everyone (especially the kids) loved it so it was worth it! : )

The decorations

The entrance

My front door was Platform 9

The dining room

Pumpkin lights, fallen leaves, an old candlestick and a Marauders Map that my friend brought me back from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Hogwarts and 4 houses banners

The bathroom

The bathroom was decorated in a Chamber of Secrets theme

Pigwidgeon, someones hand and Trevor; the spiders escaping from the basilisk and of course, Moaning Myrtle

The living room


Snapes Potion Cabinet: Pepperup Potion, Felix Felicis, Wolfsbane Potion, Bubotuber Pus, Veritaserum and Essence of Dittany

The food

Mummy Pigs in a Blanket

Halloween Empanadas (just some regular empanadas, the dough is like that because of food coloring)

Spiderweb Soup

Owl cookies

Chocolate and pumpkin cake

The games

The sorting ceremony

We made little house badges for everyone, which would determine the teams for the other games we played. When the guest arrived, they each drew a badge from the Sorting Hat.

Harry Potter Quiz

We asked Hp trivia questions and the team that had the most points at the end won the house cup (my sisters old cheerleading trophy) filled with galleons (chocolate-covered dollars). Fittingly, Ravenclaw won this one.

Guess the character
Guests had a characters name stuck on their forehead and they had to guess who it was by asking yes or no questions.

(Not pictured) Potion making

We had a variety of juice and alcohol on a table and the guest could mix them up to make their own potion.


-Potions kit from here
-Harry Potter banners and other printables from here, here and here
-Recipe for the cake from here

I hope you liked my pictures and Happy Halloween to everyone : )
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2  Re: Holiday Handmade Crusade 2010 :: ONGOING in Craftalongs by Odri on: January 01, 2011 01:05:34 PM
Here are some of my handmade gifts for this Christmas.

My Christmas baking: chocolate-raspberry thumbprints, sucre a la creme, gingerbread reindeers, sugar cookie spirals.

My Harry Potter gift for my sister. I don't have pics of the content but I wrapped it with daily prophet covers that had her face on them (you can do these manips on the HP website).

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3  Re: Harry Potter Scarf Knit-Along? in Knitalongs by Odri on: May 10, 2010 04:48:21 PM
And now a Ravenclaw one! I even ordered a house patch on eBay.

Am I the only one still knitting these?  Roll Eyes
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4  Re: Holiday Handmade Crusade 2010 :: March Theme Page 1 in Craftalongs by Odri on: May 06, 2010 08:40:43 AM
Hola! I thought I'd post some pictures of my progress on my HP-licious package.

My Christmas card.

Complete with a Weasley seal.

Oneredboot, I've been wanting to buy charmed knits for quite a while now. I asked for it for my birthday so...we never know!  Wink
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5  Jar of Easter Goodies in Easter by Odri on: April 03, 2010 08:38:25 AM
Like every year, I am in charge of planning the Easter egg hunt and buying the prizes for my younger cousins. These are the prizes for this year:

For the pink jar (from top to bottom):
-Pink Spring M&M's
-Strawberry Cheesecake Jelly Bellies
-Bubblegum Jelly Bellies

For the yellow jar (from top to bottom):
-Yellow Spring M&Ms
-Lemon Jelly Bellies
-Pia Colada Jelly Bellies

I think that it is a nice project for Easter because it is so easy to make, but it looks very neat. It took me about 2 minutes to do and you can use any candy that you have at hand.
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6  Re: Holiday Handmade Crusade 2010 :: March Theme Page 1 in Craftalongs by Odri on: March 27, 2010 10:10:42 AM
Hey fellow crusaders!

For this month's theme, I decided to celebrate my French Canadian heritage by making a traditional dessert served during the holidays in Quebec: the tarte au sucre (sugar pie).

I made two and I froze one so that I can serve it to my friends at Christmas.

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7  Re: Holiday Handmade Crusade 2010 :: February Theme Page 1 in Craftalongs by Odri on: February 28, 2010 12:45:03 PM
For the February theme, I decided to make something for my sister, who loves tie dye. The colors are not very vibrant, I think due to the fact that the socks were new and I didn't wash them beforehand.
Well, it was only my second time doing tie dye so I can only get better!  Wink

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8  Re: Harry Potter Scarf Knit-Along? in Knitalongs by Odri on: January 31, 2010 11:20:43 PM
I just finished mine during my Christmas break.

It took me forever! I have one in the Ravenclaw colors that is almost finished, I should be posting it soon.  Smiley
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9  Re: Holiday Handmade Crusade 2010 :: January Theme on Page 1 in Craftalongs by Odri on: January 31, 2010 08:58:12 AM
Last night I made my Christmas cards. Aren't they cute?  Wink

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10  Re: 2009 Holiday Handmade Crusade :: (December Theme Page 1) (CLOSED)-see 2010 in Craftalongs by Odri on: December 31, 2009 02:00:06 PM
Here is all of my holiday baking/cooking! I provided a link for the recipes when I could find them on the Internet. Just click on the names to access them.

Skittles Vodka


Breton Cookies
(The recipe is from Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook and I couldn't find it on her website)

Candy-Stripe Cookie Sticks
The batch pictured here doesn't have stripes because I eventually got tired of doing them. They tasted good, but weren't really worth the effort).

Springerle Cookies

Grand Marnier Truffles

Here is how I packaged them:

I also made this cake for my family's Christmas party:

Christmas Chocolate Cake
(The video in the link is in French only, sorry!)

and on the 24th my mom made these mashed potatoes Snowmen, which I thought were too cute not to post:

All in all, my handmade gifts were very well-received because my friends and family actually saw me make some of them and realized the amount of effort that I put into them. I'm very happy about that and I can't wait to start next year's crusade!  Smiley

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