Friday, March 13, 2015

Hogsmeade: Honeydukes

Last but not least was Honeydukes.  Creating Honeyduke's was so much fun but it was probably the most work that was involved in this party.

Honeydukes at Universal Studios Orlando

Honeydukes at Universal Studios Orlando
Honeydukes at Universal Studios Orlando
Honeydukes at Universal Studios Orlando
For Honeydukes I cleared out the closet cove near the front door and put a 4 foot table in the cove and set up our shop.  I decided on several types of candy from the books/movies and got to work figuring out how to recreate them.


I made bags so that the girls could collect their candy and carry it home.  I used large, brown lunch bags and printed out the Honeydukes logo and adhered  it to the bags.  I decided on the following candy:  Acid Pops, Jelly Slugs, Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, Fizzing Whizbees and Chocolate Frogs.


The Jelly Slugs were gummy worms.  I put them in a glass container and found a scoop, I found the artwork and attached it to the glass container.


For the Fizzing Whizbees I bought a bee chocolate mold from Amazon.com.  I melted chocolate, put it in the molds and then poured Pop Rocks into the melted chocolate to give it the Fizz.  I got some clear bags, printed out the artwork and bagged up the chocolate bees.

The Acid Pops were flavored suckers that I found on sale.  I found the Acid Pop artwork online and made tags for the suckers.

The Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans were some of the more time involved favor.  I found the artwork for the boxes online and to make it a little easier I got a picture of some jelly beans from the web and I photoshopped the jelly beans into the windows of the box.  I printed them out on heavy cardstock an assembled them.  The Jelly Beans themselves were yummy flavored Jelly Belly's.




The most time intensive project were the chocolate frogs.  Again, I found a frog mold at Amazon.com and made the actual frogs.  I found the artwork for the boxes online, printed them out on heavy cardstock and assembled them.

In the books and movies the most important part of the chocolate frogs are the Wizard Trading Cards that come in them.  I wanted the girls to be able to have their very own Trading Cards.  I found a template for a make your own card online and then I downloaded pictures of Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood.

I was able to make the cards in Photoshop.  I printed them on heavy cardstock, attached front to back and laminated them.  I placed a frog and 1 card at the bottom of each box.  It was fun for the girls to see which card they got.













The parents were a little overwhelmed when they picked up their kids.  Each kid walked out of the party with a cauldron full of stuff as well as a plastic grocery bag full of stuff.  Each guests received all of the following items (from the invitation to the thank you note):

1.  Hogwarts Express train ticket
2.  A bag of Gold Galleons with a Gringott's withdrawal slip
3.  A robe
4.  An 8" cauldron
5.  A wooden wand in it's own padded box
6.  "Your Wand And You" booklet
7.  Hogwarts Lesson Book
8.  Quill
9.  Toilet paper roll pet craft
10.  House crest button
11.  Charm bracelet with their name
12.  Jar of Play-doh
13.  Toy dragon with egg
14.  Paper fortune teller
15.  Jar with their potion in it
16.  Pot, dirt and Venus Flytrap seeds
17.  Bookmark with an animal charm
18.  Hershey Kisses
19.  Constellation Wheel craft
20.  O.W.L. Result certificate
21.  Hogwarts Certificate of Merit
22.  Quid ditch broom
23.  Weasley's Wonderous Wands (sparklers)
24.  Extendable Ears
25.  Harry Potter glasses
26.  Acid Pop (sucker)
27.  Jelly Slugs (gummy worms)
28.  Fizzing Whizbees (chocolate bees with Pop Rocks)
29.  Box of Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans
30.  Chocolate Frog with Wizard Trading Card
31.  Mini Maurader's Map (Thank You Note)

Like I said this party was EPIC and believe it or not it didn't cost a fortune.  I was able to make almost everything my self, either for free or really cheap.  The biggest expense was ink for our printer.

If you would like to purchase the digital files for the Chocolate Frog Wizard Cards for $8.00 you can PayPal me at kellyldriver@yahoo.com.

4 comments:

  1. I am getting ready to do a lot of this. For the jelly bean holders is that basically 1 per page? I can't really tell how big they are of if they are going to print correctly based on just clicking on that picture. Thanks for all this great information!

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    1. Yes, it is one per 8.5x11sheet of paper. Good luck!

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  2. I am getting ready to do a lot of this. For the jelly bean holders is that basically 1 per page? I can't really tell how big they are of if they are going to print correctly based on just clicking on that picture. Thanks for all this great information!

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  3. You. Are. BRILLIANT! Lovelovelovelove.

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