It's Harry Potter's birthday & you'll want to see this Potterphile party

On this day in 1980, a wizard named Harry Potter was born. To honor his birthday, we're sharing this MAGICAL Harry Potter bridal shower over on our sister site, Offbeat Bride. But I figured y'all might want to take a peek, too, since it's such good inspiration for any Hogwarts-inspired Potterphile parties you might be planning.

Accio magical Hogwarts-themed party (to benefit a couple adopting a child!)

When I'm imagining fabulous parties I'd want to attend, an evening at Hogwarts is top of the list. I'm imagining themed tables, a sorting hat, delish British comfort food, and Harry Potter trivia. Wait, this party happened?! Yep, and it was all to benefit a couple trying to adopt a baby from China.

Let's be inspired to create our own Harry Potter party from this magical event… (No house elves were harmed in the making!)

You can DIY coloring pages from your own photos

We featured this in-depth tutorial on how to create DIY coloring book pages from your photos for weddings, but they'd kick ass at kids' parties, family gatherings, or just for your own zen coloring needs. Imagine a coloring book or coloring calendar as a holiday gift this year!

Yep, you can totally do this yourself if you have access to a program like Photoshop, GIMP, or Pixlr. My tutorial focuses on Photoshop, but I've linked other program tutorials in the post as well.