The meandering thoughts of a modern-day hearth witch.

Monday, 8 November 2010

A Harry Potter Extravaganza

Over a month ago now, I mentioned here, about a Harry Potter themed murder mystery party I was preparing for my aunty's 50th birthday party. 

My aunty's kitchen was transformed into the Hogwarts Great Hall with candles and goblets. 
Albus Dumbledore headed up the table, with the Gryffindors at one end; the Slytherins at the other.

Neville Longbottom, Professor Trelawney, Hermione Granger and Professor McGonagall puzzle over the murder mystery clues. 

Professor Umbridge decides some order and discipline are needed!

Much fun was had by all, with the exception of Molly Weasley who, not only had to cook dinner for 15 people, but was also found to be guilty of 'murdering' Harry Potter. What larks!

The lovely Jo over at the delightfully creative Tanglefrost wanted to know the recipe for Butterbeer. There were a couple that we found, although sadly didn't get to try the traditional one. It sounds absolutely delicious though, so I may be making it for a cosy night in in the near future!

The first is a kiddie-friendly non-alcoholic version but oh-so-very sweet that only a teeny tiny amount will probably make your fillings hurt!

* For every 4 glasses of cream soda (or club soda) you will need 1/4 glass
 of butterscotch syrup and 1/2 tbsp butter.
* Heat butter and butterscotch syrup over a low heat (or in the microwave) until the butter is melted and the mixture is bubbling slightly.
* Stir the warm mixture into the cream or club soda.

A more traditional recipe for Tudor 'Buttererd Beere' can be found here and sounds absolutely delicious.
Maybe I will brew a batch before watching the new film next Friday...11 days to go!

8 musings:

Aaron-Paul said...

Fantastic Avie, looks a fab night, what a great idea. :-)

Avie said...

Thank you Aaron-Paul, and welcome. :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh, how much fun is this!!!! I cannot wait for the movie - it cannot arrive soon enough. I remember seeing butter beer recipes online awhile back. There are so many fun activities and crafts associated with Harry. The possibilities are endless. Theresa

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

now i must try that beer this yule time~i went to look at it and spent ages going through the site at other possible delights!

Pamela Sweet said...

Looks like a very fun party! I found you through Wendy at The Year of the Cats. I'm so glad I did!

Aine O'Brien said...

Oh this is fantastic!!! Really - so much fun and everyone looks great!

Tezzie said...

Oh, wow...that's awesome! Looks like a lot of fun, and I love how creative everyone's costumes were!

faerwillow said...

~what a truly memorable birthday given and celebrated!!! i l♥ve it...will have to try that butterbeer...mmmmmmm...i hope all is well with you and yours...much l♥ve and light upon you always~

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