Sunday, December 6, 2015

Day 288: Harry Potter Party Owl Invites

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my youngest little is obsessed with all things Harry Potter. So, of course, we are planning him a Harry Potter party for his upcoming 6th birthday party. 
This week we delivered the invitations to his party via balloon "owls" after finding this pin on Pinterest originally from One Creative Mommy. Instead of a parchment roll I decided to go with a faux Hogwarts acceptance letter. I printed these onto a nice heavy resume type paper.
I found a Hogwarts Logo and a signature for Professor McGonagall, and added them to the letter I wrote. Then we carefully folded the letters in half and inserted them into large shimmery cream paper envelopes. On the front we addressed them to each person's name at Harry Potter's Cupboard Under the Stairs address from Book One.  
I printed out extra Hogwarts crests to fussy cut and apply to the envelopes, which did not take to direct printing due to the shimmer factor. Then I used red glitter hot glue to make "wax seals". First I laid a nice, fat puddle of  hot glue onto the envelope. Then I let it cool until it was less sticky but still warm before pressing an inked H circle font stamp into the slightly warm glue and let it finish cooling before peeling the stamp out of the glue.

I can't wait to have this party - it's going to be magical!

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