Inspired by a dear friend who turned 30 in January and threw a Harry Potter party. I decided I needed to do something like that for my 30th. I decided to do a murder mystery dinner. Another dear friend told me about one that was all focused on Fantasy Characters and I knew that was right where I wanted to go.....so we had Vampires, werewolfs, mages, Faes, and Mortal watchers. And the setting was a costume ball so the costumes could be whatever you wanted. I found the downloadable kit here at Dinner and Murder.
I had so much fun planning this party and putting it on. I also enjoyed coming up with my costume. I normally focus on my boys for Halloween (which I will post about soon) that I don't dress up. This year I came up with the perfect costume for me, inspired by The Affinity Bridge a George Mann novel and his Character Miss Veronica Hobbes. Miss Veronica Hobbes has been compared to a female version of Watson in Sherlock and Holmes. So based on her I created a Steampunk Costume. Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually Victorian era Britain—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Still confused just google Steampunk and discover a whole genre!!!!
Now on to the Party!!!! I had 30 of my closest friends there to share the night with me. And I was so glad to see how into the night every one was. I wish I had taken more picture before of the decor but I ran out of time.
I love this portrait of the fat lady. She actually hired an artist to paint it for her. Amazing!
Her husband made some really authentic wooden wands for each child and they even had a table for potions class. Seriously, if you've never been to this blog before, YOU NEED to check it out. It will make you want to have a intense Harry Potter part yourself.