Category Archives: Kids

Harry Potter Party, Part 3

After Potions class, we retired downstairs for “Transfiguration.” I (as McGonagal) led this class, though it was more of a filler. We played a version of Charades, where the kids “turned into” animals and the other kids had to guess what they were. This short class lasted until “student Wood,” played by our godson Tim,...

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Harry Potter Party, Part Deux

After the kids arrived, they decorated their notebooks and received their wands, assisted by Dumbldore. Then they proceeded to Divination class. ___________________________________________________________________________________ Divination Class: Led by my sister, playing “Trelawny,” the kids got to touch the plasma ball, and they each received a fortune. We had fortunes put in balloons filled with helium, each of...

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Harry Potter Party, Part 1– Setting the Stage

For our son Frost’s 8-year-old birthday party, I planned a Harry Potter Party extraordinaire. It was 7 hours of fun! But the most fun for me was the prep– planning the party was an adventure in and of itself. I drafted my relatives to play various parts– my Dad was Dumbledore, my sister was Trelawny,...

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Harry Potter Land! (Photography and Reviews of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, FL)

This post is all about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, or “Harry Potter Land,” as we like to call it. These pictures are from 2 different visits about a year apart. As you enter the theme park, you can catch a glimpse of Hogwarts way at the other side of the park....

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Family Photography at the Arboretum– Brooks Family

We took our friends Katy and Aaron (whose wedding we photographed in ’05) out to the Arboretum for a little impromptu family session before the holidays. It turned out to be a beautiful day (and only a little muddy!). I love how cute their boys are together: – Priscilla

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