Celebrate turning 40 with your own Harry Potter-themed party #Entertaining#birthdays#harry potter#party October 24 2013 | Stephanie Kaloi All photos by Tina. Some of you Homies might not know it (…yet!) but I have a pretty serious thing for Harry Potter. I squealed about twelve decibels higher than I usually do when I saw this Harry Potter-themed birthday party that Tina threw for herself in honor of her 40th birthday, and had to share: Tina didn't play: this party includes spot-on decor, butterbeer, handcrafted wands (she has a tutorial right here), gems to represent the different Houses while players win points, Patronuses, a trivia game, a "catch a key" game, AND Potions class. GUYS I CAN'T EVEN. Just look at these photos: LOOK AT THESE INVITES they're so legit! The seal is killing me! Butterbeer! She used a variation on this recipe. These wands are all appropriately measured and crafted, and I just… can't believe it. Related Post Brew Bash: 30th birthday beer tasting party To commemorate my husband turning the big 3-0 this year I knew we had to do something EPIC. After much thought, consideration and Pinteresting (is... Read more House points! Time for potions! Allllll the details are right over here. Apparently Tina is no stranger to badass birthday parties: in the past she's also thrown Doctor Who, Star Wars, and Alice in Wonderland-themed shindigs that you can see on her site. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Stephanie Kaloi I was the editor of the now-defunct Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS Why we're not giving in to wedding peer pressure NEXT "The Leopboard": A boring cupboard turned leopard-print conversation piece Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] Wow, I read through the whole story of the party on her site, and I am BLOWN AWAY by her creativity and the details and the games and and and… I want to attend this party! Or throw this party! Or [all the verbs] this party! Reply Eeeeeee! Gorgeous! I'm not the biggest Potter fan; I had some problems with the books and don't get me started on the films, but the concept is absolute genius and the creativity it has inspired in fans has had awe-inspiring results. Actually I like fans' interpretations more than the source material! This is a particularly fine piece of work, thanks so much for posting about it. Tina's site is really lovely. Reply i read through the whole thing on the blog too. Frickin' fantastic. Reply Um, someone better make this party for me for my 30th next year. jussayin. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.