Harry Potter party, I got to live my dream of having his party center on something we love together. That was this party for Nick. It was an absolute labor of love, and it came out so amazing! So let's walk through the madness that was this party...
Lots more pictures of family and friends to share, but I am going to tell you about the party details first...Henry and his Papa wanted to be as authentic to the game as possible, and as you may or may not know, Zelda is a rather detailed game, so this party had a LOT of pieces. It was all rather complicated, but the kids TOTALLY followed along and were SO into it. Seriously, it was AMAZING! I mean, look at the boss level...
To start off, each kid got a bag that included a Sheikah Slate. On one side of the slate were food/bug items the kids had to find all around the yard.
So the best way to describe this party was to explain that there were four phases. The first phase involved three Quest stations. Each station earned the members of the quest things they will need for levels 2-4. (Yes. FOUR levels. I know, but we were TRUE TO THE GAME!). So level one included (1) hunting for food items and bugs, (2) completing a puzzle shrine, and (3) shooting food/monsters. We split the party into three groups so nobody had to wait too long for each quest.
Next up is the Shrine Quest
I will put the rest down at the bottom of the post...
On to Level Two! Now, the kids have been collecting food and monster/bug items. In the game, Link does a lot of cooking of both food and elixirs. So... Level Two, Cooking and Elixir Stations!
They had to mix something alive (frog, cricket, lizard) with a monster part (eye ball, horn, guts) to make one of three elixirs.
And then headed to Beetle's Shop to spend their Rupees! (in other words, to build their own gift bags)
And with that, the birthday quest was complete!
Now, for MORE pictures, because seriously, there are so so many more worth sharing. First a few decorations, then last but not least, FAMILY! FRIENDS! PEOPLE WE LOVE!