I’m aware of the Harry Potter movies and most of the characters but I have to admit I’ve never actually watched one of the movies all the way through. When a friend asked me to make cookies for her daughter’s Harry Potter themed birthday party of course I said yes. Then I wondered, what other than Harry Potter could I make for cookies? Eye glasses? Red and yellow striped scarf? It was clear I needed to conduct a little research before I start on this request. I must have some good aura about me because as I went to sit down with my family to watch a movie Harry Potter was on TBS and we were about to settle in for a Friday night family movie night where I would soon be inspired. The next day I ordered cookie cutters – a broom “Nimbus 2000”, a witches hat which will now be “Sorting Hat” and a two piece bikini cookie cutter set. Bikini? Yes of course! How else would a girl make Harry Potter’s signature round spectacles?
For the hang tag to attach to the bagged cookies, I found a Hogwarts Express ticket from the Silhouette online store and was able to copy it onto cardstock and cut them out. Tied with a simple black ribbon, I thought the tickets would make a fun tag for the cookies.
Although I’m still waiting for the frosting to dry so I can bag and ship these to sunny California, I am very pleased with the (almost) finished product. Happy Birthday, Ava! May you have all the vomit and earwax jellybeans and chocolate toads your heart desires!