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Year Six party prep update
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Amongst taking it relatively easy to get fully over my cold, plus seeing Batman Begins Saturday night (awesome!) and the end of the year choir party Sunday afternoon, I have made excellent progress so far with the Year Six at Hogwarts party!

  • Invitations went out first week of June, with the follow-up email a week later
  • The online FAQ went up June 15th
  • 75 gold paper plates have been painted with the Hogwarts crest
  • Best Potion recipe cards are printed & cut (~60)
  • Costume contest ballots are printed & cut (~60)
  • Best Edible Creation contest entry forms AND voting ballots are designed, printed and cut (~40)
  • My Bellatrix Black Lestrange costume is done
  • mrmouse's dementor costume is done
  • The webcams are configured & placed as of Friday evening - remember this is a sneak peek! ;)
  • Friday night I stapled up 400 icicle lights (white lights on white cords) on my ceiling so this year stars will be peeking through the black ceiling :)
  • Saturday all the black ceilings went up (thanks chanteuse77 for the extra hands!)
  • Also as of Saturday, almost all the stone walls are up (the kitchen wasn't ready yet so it's next)
  • The Sorting sticker badges are cut (~45, so I'll probably need to print more going by RSVPs so far!)
  • 11 kids capes are done (cut to length, drawstring channel sewn, ribbon threaded)
  • 11 kids paper cone hats are cut, still need to add tape & elastic thread to them
  • All adult and kid prizes are settled & in their respective treasure chests
  • Young Wizard Treasure Hunt has been updated with new clues
  • New Beater bats have been purchased
  • Quidditch hoops & the Nerf Quaffle have had touch-up paint jobs (Nerf Quidditch was rough last time!)
  • 8 dozen Cockroach Clusters are made

    So you don't think I'm absolutely crazy, some of these tasks have been done over the past couple weeks, not all this weekend! ;) Of course there is PLENTY still to do, including a few new props and LOTS of food to make, even with the new Best Edible Creation contest helping feed the masses, but I do have just under 3 weeks to do it all, so hopefully I'll get it all done. What I'm most worried about is getting the Year Five webpages up before this party happens...hmm...wish me luck!