Friday, September 4, 2009

Dinner at the Weasley’s

Well it’s not every year you celebrate your 30th wedding anniversary so we decided to do something a little different to mark the occasion. As we are all totally obsessed with the Harry Potter books & films it seemed only fitting to become Arthur & Molly Weasley for the evening & along with our son ‘Ron’ (Rowan), we planned a night in at ‘The Burrow.’

Luckily we have like-minded friends who were happy to join us for dinner. We were joined by Tonks, Remus (luckily it wasn’t a full moon), Mad-Eye Moody & Luna Lovegood.

First we had to transform our lounge/dining area into a much more Weasley style room. It was amazing how many bits & bobs we already had that fitted our needs & what we didn’t have, we made.

 

dining before

first we emptied our dining area.

after

Here is our transformed corner. We based it on a photo below.

 the burrow lounge area

We found this picture online. It’s a movie still of a corner of ‘The Burrow’ living room.

dining table

The dining table.

family portraits

Family portraits on the piano.

 mini whomping willow

Our mini whomping willow.

divination trolley

The divination trolley.

potions

Potions, complete with labelled drawers full of all sorts of wonderful things including Boomslang Skin & Doxy Eggs.

Ron's trunk

Ron’s trunk.

Ron's trunk close up

A close-up so you can see his Quidditch Through the Ages book, his animal crackers hat & assorted text books.

scabbers

Scabbers in his cage.

shelves broom

Arthur’s first broom!!!

snitch

The snitches.

Arthur's hat

Arthur’s hat, I drafted it based on this pic of Arthur from Chamber of Secrets.

arthur's hat

R jumper

Ron’s jumper. (That’s the dog’s tail at the side of the pic). She was Sirius Black for the night, in his animagus form.

clock no flash

& of course it wouldn’t be The Burrow without the clock. 
I used pics of dh & my 2 ds’s on it. :-)

You can see in The Chamber of Secrets the clock has a domed top but you can’t see what is on the dome so I chose to put a pic of The Burrow.

 

guests

Arthur took this pic with a ‘muggle’ camera that’s why nobody is moving!!!

We had such a good time on the night it was only afterwards we’d been too busy to take many photos of the actual dinner. We might have to do it all again to get some shots. :-)

Actually we’re already planning a ‘Halloween at Hogwarts’ party for next month.

7 comments:

cinzia said...

Happy anniversary and congratulations on an idea well executed.

aubirdwoman said...

Happy Anniversary.
Absolutely fabulous. Well done.
Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

I'm a devotee of Potter, but not as over-the-top as you. What fun that all of you are like-minded and enjoy it together. I understood everything you prepared and created. I'm sure butter beer was include in the repast. You all made it a special anniversary, didn't you!? Congratulations, and good on ya!

piertjemc said...

Wow what a fun thing to do. My daughter(23) is besotted with all things Harry Potter. I showed her your blog and she said what a great thing to do.

Julie said...

Now that is devotion! What a memorable way to celebrate an anniversary!

Banaghaisge said...

You are fabulous!!! It looks wonderful. Why would you change it back to a muggle living room?
Congratulations!!!
Hugs,
Jas
xxxx

Susan said...

Wonderful Weasley home makeover! I played Mrs. Weasley at our library's Harry Potter party and really love the vibe of their home and the Weasleys themselves. Lovely blog, by the way, and a happy anniversary.