Thursday, October 20, 2022

The Return of Harry Potter Table

Halloween is in full swing again 
here at Purple Chocolat Home 
and we decided to have another 
Harry Potter feast in the 
Great Hall.  I changed it up a bit 
this year and put the tables on an 

To get us all a seat, with 31 of us, 
I used 2 eight foot tables and 
one 6 foot table with adjustable 
legs so the little ones can sit at 
it on my children sized Chiavari 

Removing the furniture from the room 
helps to accommodate the crowd.  

All tables were draped with black
tablecloths and then the color of the 
runner determined which house 
was represented.  This one is blue 
for Ravenclaw.  

This one is green for Slytherin.  

And this one is read for Gryffindor.  

The Hogwart's banner flies at 
the end of the room. 

And at the other end of the 
Great Hall we have the letters 
to Harry flying out of the fireplace. 

Napkins for each house were set at 
each placesetting.  I used copper 
chargers and gold flatware on all 
of the tables, except the little table, 
where I used plastic for the little 

I had a mixture of mugs.  These 
particular mugs are from 
Universal Studios. 

Here is another mug I made using 
stickers.  The tables have a scattering 
of Harry Potter memorabilia, like the 
authentic Pumpkin Juice bottle,

the Golden Snitch and candy boxes.

I had fun with creating pages 
from the Daily Prophet which had 
the photos of each guest and a story 
headline for each. 

Here is another authentic mug 
from Universal Studios 
Wizarding World of Harry Potter. 
I created the Weasley's clock a 
few years ago.  

I also created this Harry Potter 
tree a few years ago.  It rests down 
in the TV room in the basement which 
is decorated with all of my 
Harry Potter items. 

Some items were purchased 
online and some were purchased 
at Universal Studios.  I had a 
lot of fun putting this tree together, 
so it sits decorated down in the 
TV room. 

For character photos I purchased 
three backdrops, one the library, 
one of Honeydukes, and one of 
the Hogwarts Castle.  I hung those 
and had all of the families take 
family photos.  

We loved this photo of the 
little people at their table 
with Honeyduke's window 
in the background. 

Of course we had to have 
Harry's birthday cake made by 
Hagrid.  We were celebrating 
5 October birthdays.  

Every family was asked to bring 
a Harry Potter inspired dish, 
so our menu consisted of 
Toad in the Hole (pictured above)
Fire-breathing Dragon meat, 
Hagrid's Vegetable Hash, 
Professor Sprout's rolls, 
First Year Broom Cookies, 
and of course birthday cake. 

The feast was overseen by 
Professor McGonagal

and Snape.  

Thanks for visiting our 
Wizarding World of Harry Potter 
Halloween Party.

I will be posting this with 


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. WOW - you certainly have a knack for creating a themed party! And I love that your whole family enjoys participating in them. You don't miss a detail! - Have a Happy Halloween

  2. What can I say? You did it again and created more magic for your family. You are so cool. You inspire me! Love this and love you!

  3. Such fun Jackie. Love that your whole family can be together in your great room. Great overhead shot of the table. Each table representing a house is spot on. So many wonderful details too. Looks so professional. Love the Harry potter tree. Happy Halloween.

  4. Absolute genius, Jackie!! Your artistic abilities and decorating skills lend a wonderful spirit to all the decor and costumes. And having ALL those fabulous props and backdrops and such happy students and teachers and wizards---what a stupendous evening! Can't wait to show it to my daughter, our resident Potter encyclopedia---I think the movies must play on a never-ending loop in her floor of the house. You've sparked my waning efforts to go get out a lot more Potter stuff for Halloween decor. Just two dementors flying in the dining room are simply not enough. And I've noticed that Dobby has a little dust on his nose over in his corner. Delightful as always, Faraway Friend!


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