April 2, 2019
Photos by By Halie Photography
Any Harry Potter lovers out there? This one’s for you! When my sweet client Julie approached me to ask for help with planning and designing a baby shower for her friend Jackie, I couldn’t resist. When she told me Jackie was a huge Harry Potter fan, as a lifelong fan, I was elated.
At the start of planning, we knew two things:
One: We wanted the baby shower to be Harry Potter themed. We dabbled with other themes like “Goodnight Moon”, but in the end, Harry Potter was perfect for Jackie and her soon-to-be-born little one.
Two: We didn’t want the theme to be “in your face”. I’m a firm believer in letting a theme inspire you, vs. letting it dictate every detail.
I think we nailed it! Everywhere you looked, there was a subtle yet oh-so-clearly Harry Potter reference, and Julie, Jackie, and all of their guests loved spotting the hidden surprises throughout the day. Some favorite details included:
Golden Snitch-shaped, Butterbeer-flavored macarons
DIY Aged Terra Cotta Pots with Creeping Myrtle flowers and fresh rosemary planted inside – a nod to Professor Sprout’s Herbology class!
A Sock Collection box for guests to contribute tiny socks to the newest little house elf
The Sorting Hat – a way for guests to guess which house (Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw) Julie’s little one might be sorted into, with a note about why
Custom, Hand-Poured, Lavender-Scented Candles called labeled “Lumos”
Even the room we held the shower in was called the Sortor Room at Heritage of Sherborn – a nod to the Sorting Hat!
Can you spot all of these details in the photos below from By Halie Photography? Which Hogwarts House would you be sorted into? Personally, I’m a proud Hufflepuff. 😉
Thank you to Julie for letting me be a part of this adorable baby shower, and congrats to Jackie on Baby P!
Kelly Golia is a New England Wedding Planner and Designer specializing in custom designed celebrations of love and life. Kelly serves all of New England and beyond.