A party is never complete without your guests, and my gorgeous friends absolutely made it awesome. Everyone made such an effort with their costumes, either buying or making them, so yes, they need a post to show them off!
All the following photos are by Danika Zuks, who saved me on the day of my party and took photos throughout the night (note: never try to decorate, host and play photographer- it doesn’t work). I was able to photograph the days after, but she captured the atmosphere as well as the following amazing costumes and food.
I’m also going to note my sister came as a unicorn, but unicorns are shy in front of cameras.
Everyone also brought plates of food so we ate and drank throughout the night…
pumpkin pasties by Eat Meets West (no recipe available, but you can find the gluten free recipe we made for pumpkin pasties here)
cheese platter and dips and bread
meat pies by The Tales Compendium (no recipe available)
wild berry filled and caramel filled shortbread cookies
treacle tart . Find the recipe for treacle tart from ChiGarden
chocolate frogs by Laura Moseley and Jess (Freddo Frog, the Australian cousin of the original chocolate frog, making an appearance)
‘fungus covered’ nuts (recipe on The Brazen Duck)
golden chocolate and ginger snitches (recipe available on The Brazen Duck)
Spindle’s Lick’O’Rish from The Brazne Duck
I also served chicken, mashed potatoes and glazed carrots, all typical fare at Hogwarts for dinner. I also made up a vegetarian shepherds pie, but sadly I forgot it in the kitchen!