It’s no surprise we are a hause full of geeks over here. The Kid’s name is Anakin, after all. So when he asked for a Harry Potter birthday party, I was beyond excited! Since I was 7 months pregnant with Bug, I wanted to go all out for his birthday last year. One last ‘Hurrah!’ before he had to sacrifice half of mommy’s attention. What are the two things you just HAVE to have at a Harry Potter party? Harry Potter glasses, of course, and a Harry Potter wand. The glasses were easy enough to come by via the internet, but wands were another story. There are some available online at ridiculous prices, or they have affordable ones that are just lame and cheesey. We are far to geeky for hollow plastic wands that would better serve as dog’s chew toys! (Not that I’m speaking from experience here… *ahem)
After several hours on pinterest and google, two trips to Home Depot, and finally settling in at Hobby Lobby (my heaven!), I found exactly what I was looking for and had the perfect wands for all my son’s wizarding friends! There were a few things I wanted to take into consideration here.
- Not too expensive
- Doesn’t take too long to make
- Sturdy enough so that little people could drop them and they wouldn’t fall apart immediately
- Light enough that little people could handle them (some of my son’s little sisters and brothers were only 3)
- Cool-looking (duh)
*Disclaimer: Making gifts and things for yourself from other people’s free tutorials is fun! Selling it is not. Always get permission from the original author if you want to sell something from a free tutorial so she can get all the appreciation she deserves!