• A Very Harry Halloween

    Date: 2011.10.31 | Category: Books, Food, Friends, Halloween, Nostalgia, OMG YAY!, Style, Work | Tags:

    I think I may work with the most fun (or most nerdy, depending on how you feel about these sorts of things) people ever.

    As soon as October rolled around, my friend and co-worker, Lori and I hatched a plan to transform our entire hall at work into Diagon Alley from Harry Potter. Our imaginations quickly spun out of control.

    All our goodies to share with our co-workers are Harry Potter inspired.


    Chocolate Frogs


    Golden Snitch Pops

    All of our co-workers got in the spirit and dressed up as characters from Harry Potter and every single door in our hall is a different shop from Diagon Alley.

    Yours truly as Rita Skeeter at The Daily Prophet.

    Mickey as Professor Sprout at the Magical Menagerie for pets and supplies.

    Guy as Harry Potter at Eeylops Owl Emporium.

    Margie as McGonagal at Sugar Plums Sweet Shop.

    Lori as Trewlawney at Potage's Cauldron Shoppe.

    Jill as Hermione at Flourish and Blotts.

    Mike as Hagrid at Quality Quidditch Supplies (do you see the little snitches at the top of the door?)

    Blanca as a Ravenclaw at Ollivander's Wand shop.

    We even designed covers for the text books in Harry Potter and made treat bags out of them.

    And every book had a description.

    Oh and there were lots of other details too, including a cackling, dancing broom and the Harry Potter soundtrack playing in the background. These letters littered the hallway.

    There were so many details. If I posted all the photos here, it would take five hours to load. There were several more decorated doors including an ice cream parlor, a robe shop, Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, the Leaky Cauldron, Gringotts and Terror Tours. Here are just a couple more details.

    Can you tell we’ve been enjoying our Halloween? This is all going to be sort of hard to top next year.