Over the weekend, we went to the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum for their annual Harry Potter tour, which they do in honor of Harry's birthday. This 18th century apothecary is the perfect setting for Harry Potter. The apothecary supplies include such things as mandrake root and dragon's blood, which should sound familiar to Harry Potter fans. Though perhaps slightly anachronistic, I appreciated the hosts' use of iPads to illustrate their talks, with pictures of movie scenes as well as scenes from nature.
Meg was very quick with answers to questions and amazed me with her knowledge of even the minutest details of the Harry Potter books. Clare, however, was not to be left out. She came through with some impressive answers of her own.
The girls and I had a blast decorating and preparing food for the occasion. There were so many great ideas available on Pinterest.
I purchased a pack of brown envelopes and hand addressed to Mr. H. Potter, Cupboard under the Stairs, 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey. After adding a red wax seal, I taped them to string and attempted to make it appear that the envelopes were flying out of the fireplace.