|Personalized drink coasters.
Andi's birthday is June 7th, and mine the 10th. The celebration is pretty much the same year after year, she cooks a fantastic lobster dinner, I normally take care of the cake, and we drink lots of wine and exchange gifts. We look forward to the annual gathering every June. This year was the second time her brother Paul and his lovely wife, Francoise, were able to join us.
This year was a milestone birthday for me, and Andi wanted to take care of everything. I knew something big was going on as soon as I walked up to the front door. I turned and looked at Rob, he said, "I know nothing", and then we went inside. She threw me a "Harry Potter" themed birthday party! Instead of me telling you all about it, why don't I show you.
|I knew something was up, as these were on the front door.
|Now, what's behind that curtain?
|Honeydukes Candy Bar!
|She made the Chocolate Frog boxes AND the Chocolate Frogs that were in them!
|Touches of Harry Potter were everywhere!
|These covered every light switch!
|In the downstairs loo.
|Also in the downstairs loo.
|And in the upstairs loo....
|Moaning Myrtle! Ha ha ha!!
|The Kitchen became "The Leaky Cauldron"
|Where we dined.
|Complete with floating candles!!!
|The table settings were amazing!
|And also personalized! We all sat in the appropriate House.
|Enjoying the feast!
|Surprise! Pat and Greg are here too!
|Having a grand time!
So if you haven't figured it out yet, when Andi found out a friends Mom was heading to Orlando a few months ago, she had her pick up our wands, as she had kept the paper work from our visit to Ollivander's Wand Shop to make sure we got the right ones . To quote Andi when I opened the gift of my wand, "I righted a wrong."
|Andi and I playing with our wands. "Die Voldermort, die!" LOL!
|My wand and personalized holder!
|Trying very hard not to go into the ugly cry when I opened it.
|Our shared birthday cake.
"What a beautiful place to be with friends." ~Dobby