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Harry Potter themed party
Ever wanted to walk the great hall at Hogwarts? Ever wanted to catch a golden snitch? Oh and how about being able to make things fly? Well we did too! So this weekend we celebrated my sister in laws birthday with a Harry Potter theme party. We bought a few grey balloons filled with helium, which my husband drew owls to tie on the presents for that just delivered look. We had a potter sweet shop on the window sill with Bertie Bots every flavour beans and golden snitches made from Ferrero Rocher, I cut out wings from white card to make them look realistic like the film and stuck on top. Mason jars to drink flying cauldron butterscotch cream soda, floating candles made from a pack of 4 clear baubles from the works with fake candles from poundland that we hung them from the lamp shades and parcels wrapped up in brown paper from poundland and the string from the works.
I hope these easy Harry Potter steps help create your own party theme
Time to declutter What helps me destress, be productive and keep myself organised is getting rid of all the bits and bobs i keep laying around the house. Yes, that drawer full of crap and all the kids toys that keep mounting up after Christmas and birthdays. I start with 4 bags; charity, selling, friends/family and bin. You don't have to do all of these in one day, pick a room or an area for one afternoon while the baby sleeps and the toddler is settled with snacks and a colouring book and get busy. *Rooms* Bathroom- the cabinets, products you dont use or are out of date, bath toys, etc... Kitchen- food packaging, out of date products, pots and pans you don't use or need to replace Living room- the mounting of paper work hidden in drawers, kids toys, shoes, etc... Dining room- ( same as above) Bedroom- clothes you don't wear, brought but never used, old bed, bedroom drawers and tables, worn out shoes (good quality shoes can be repaired fairly cheaply s
It's that time of the year... Remembering all the kids Christmas activities, nursery and school nativity plays, Christmas gift shopping, scheduling friends and family to come over during the holidays, teacher gifts, phonics, cooking the Turkey.... 1- Plan Christmas a year to 6 months in advance I know this sounds nuts but honestly knowing what is happening and who you're visiting makes it a lot easier and less stressful. 2- Buy gifts in the boxing day and January sales. Buy and stock up throughout the year on all the sales. It's amazing how much money you can save by doing this. I manage to save up to £200/£300 by doing this each year. 3- The things you don't think of buying in those sales. Wrapping paper, christmas cards, tape, gift tags, gift bags, Christmas arts and crafts for the kids, stickers, advent calendars (the non-chocolate ones) I brought the Harry Potter charms bracelet advent calendar and frozen 2 advent calendar in Sainsburys
1- sell unwanted items Is it time to do a clear out? Need a little extra money? Sell those trousers you've not worn in 3 months and sell the dress you've only worn twice. Make sure all items are washed, no marks and no rips etc... these are all things that will help you in the selling process. Take lots of photos of the items, compare on other selling sites to make sure you check out your competitors. Good places to sell are facebook pages, Ebay, depop, Amazon, car boot sale and friends or family 2- creative skills Are you creative with woodwork, clay, jewellery making, etc... if so put these hobbies into a place online and sell them! Don't forget to charge for materials, hours per day, time to take photos and uploading,etc. 3- teach another language If you have a second language then good on you, another skill to write down on your cv! Launch a new website of what you can provide, zoom language classes, work sheets, online courses, etc. Make it clear on what you can pr