Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hogwarts Halloween Feast

Today I have tried to recreate the Hogwarts Halloween Feast in the first Harry Potter movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's  Stone.  Being in my dining room, it is on a much smaller scale but super fun for Halloween none the less.

Inspiration pic from everythingharrypotter.tumblr.com

One of the funnest things about this table were the floating jack-o-lanterns.  All the family had to come up and check these out.  They are hanging from the ceiling with a clear push pin and invisible thread and lit by a glow stick.  The pumpkins were a very light weight plastic and I got them at the Dollar General Store for $6 a piece.  

I really enjoyed this effect, it was super fun and just the kind of magic you need at Halloween.

Here I have taken a picture of the Hogwarts crest and placed it over my art for a temporary Halloween makeover.

I have put some props out from the potions lab at Hogwarts.  I have the Sorting Hat, books with shabby covers, spell, and potion books set about.  

 If you use your imagination we could say that my son has created a little of the spider nest in the Forbidden Forest in the corner there.  He really saw it! 

 Oh, and let's not forget the food! 


The food on the table was copied after the movie also.

A cauldron loaded with lollipops.

A bowl of apples with leaves, marshmallows, and a gummy bat.

Sugar cones rolled in chocolate, covered in sprinkles, and in a bed of M&M's.  (In the movie I think it was a bed of jelly beans.)

 A pumpkin pie.  (In the movie it was a chocolate drizzled cheesecake.)

Candy bars with candy canes wrapped in gummy bugs and spiders. 
What fun candy they now make for Halloween.  
The Harry Potter series came out about the time my oldest began to read.  For little boys; who would rather be active than sit still with a book, Harry Potter was the first experience of truly visiting a whole new world through reading.  I read the whole book to him and his little brother and they gained an appreciation of the magic a book can hold.  Mom enjoyed reading it for the first time as much as they enjoyed hearing it.  That book will always be one of my favorite things because we shared the fun.
Enjoy the fun and the fantasy of Halloween!
Sherry
This is a re-post from 2010.

78 comments:

the cape on the corner said...

oh man, oh man! gorgeous! love it all.

Debbie said...

Unbelievable! You did such a great job with this. I noticed the floating pumpkins all ghoulishly green right away!!

You paid SO MUCH attention to detail, and this is fantastic. I actually would love those dishes and goblets whether they were in this application or not. They're so old fashioned looking.

Karen said...

I love it! You can't go wrong trying to replicate Harry. Great job! I love the pumpkins and the Hogwarts Crest over the picture :)

Red Couch Recipes said...

What a fun and magical table! Of courese I love the floating pumpkins and the pewterware! One of the main reasons that I loved the first two movies was those banquet scenes -- really a foodie here! You recreated it in such a fun manner! Joni

The Inspired Nest said...

Harry Potter is one of my all time favorites. That scene is so amazing and captures your imagination. You really did a great job recreating it! The "Daily Prophet" and the crest is such a great touch. You really didn't leave anything out! I love it!
Lacy

The Tablescaper said...

Hurrah for the Howarts feast!

- The Tablescaper

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You are really enjoying Halloween, so cool to have this much fun! Not only is the table and room great, the food is too-love it all:@)

Marlis said...

Your imagination must be in overdrive! This is fabulous. Love the floating pumpkins. Your pewter is so wonderful. Great job.

nannykim said...

Great idea---love the way it turned out!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I do believe this is the best Halloween table yet. I love it and you put a lot of work into it and it shows. Those hanging pumpkins are the best.

Alycia Nichols said...

I've never seen the movies or read any of the books, so I'm glad you included the reference photos. You did a really great job! Those "floating" pumpkins are really, really cool!!!! REALLY, really cool!!! Thanks for stopping by "my place" earlier this evening, and I hope you and yours have a Happy Halloween!

Annabelle said...

I've always loved that scene and the one with the candles. You created a magical place in your home, almost like being on the Harry Potter set.
The evening candle light thou really makes it come alive! Beautiful, thanks for inviting me.

I'm having a draw for a little something for HALLOWEEN OCTOBER 31ST so do drop in for a little while.

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Momma Button said...

I'm seriously swooning!! This was worth waiting for. Well done my talented friend!

Rachel said...

Oh, simply FABULOUS! Love it. Very unique! The suspended jack-o-lanterns are genius!!!!

Lori said...

I love how they turn green at night! Such a great idea, floating pumpkins. A question, you use a lot of pictures, how do you upload? Picaso is telling me I need to buy space to be able to upload pictures. I'm new at this blogging thing, thought it was a free deal.

Lori

La said...

Sherry, this looks amazing!

My son Jordan struggled with reading until he found Harry Potter. Now, you rearely see him without a book or his Nook. We love Harry Potter! I will have to show your post to Jordan.

Love the pewter. I saw a set at an auction this summer and I kick myself for not bidding on it.

Happy Halloween! La

Pat said...

Sherry this is wonderful! Floating pumpkins is a fabulous idea.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great job! Love your floating pumpkins! I know that your family must be loving this!

Michelle Jamieson said...

Sherry, what a great post! I'm crashing the Tablescape Thursdays party for the first time (crashing because I haven't entered a tablescape post of my own yet! I might though, if I can stop reading all these wonderful ones like yours). I've decided to follow you - and I look forward to seeing more posts from you in the future!
Michelle
www.jamiesoninteriors.com

Anita said...

Fabulous table!! But I am in love with all that pewter! That is gorgeous. The pumpkin pie looks too good too!

Celly B said...

Great job! The pewterware, and especially those floating pumpkins, really recreate that scene beautifully! I also love the sorting hat and those books--did I spot the Monster Book of Monsters there? Did you have any house elves to help you create this feast? Thanks for sharing!

Pattie T. said...

I LOVE this! What a clever idea. The sugar cones dipped in chocolate would work equally well for Christmas, I think. I love all of your pewter pieces.

Entertaining Women said...

You've done such a great job of interpreting the Hogwart Halloween Feast! You've created a total environment for your guests, and the floating pumpkins are the best! Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. Cherry Kay

Madam Wench said...

Love this idea! The floating pumpkins are genius!

Through My Red Door said...

So creative! I'm not a Harry Potter fan, so I wouldn't have recognized it without the pictures, but all 3 of my kids are and I am definitely going to show them this table. You did a great job replicating it and sounds like you had a grand time doing it!
Sheila

Linda said...

This is such a fun, magical room... who wouldn't want to be there?! Perfect! I am a new follower!

Pam said...

How fun. The forbidden forest is very cool. And I love your plates and goblets. You are one creative girl!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow this looks great. You did such a creative job at putting that table together and I love it!
Blessings,
Debbie

Mary said...

Too fun! LOVE Harry Potter & your floating JOL's~ the Hogwarts crest over your art work is such an amazing detail :-)

Bloggymom said...

How fun!!! We just recently got into those movies. Looks like you had lots of halloween/hogwarts treats.

Olive Cooper said...

Very well done. Love this post as well as the movie and the book! The hanging pumpkins are eerie! ♥olive

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh this is just so creative!!I just think your floating pumpkins are one spectacular idea!!!!!
And your table my be Harry Potter authentic, but it is also quite marvelous! Love all the pewter.
What a fun, fun, fun stop!
Yvonne

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Lovely Hogwarts table and your pewter collection is lovely. Your floating pumpkins are wonderful! What a great idea. I love the green glow!

Jacqueline said...

I was planning on doing a Hogwart's table since we just got back from Universal's The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I don't think I would have thought of all of these fun ideas. Absolutely fantastic.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great job!! Love those floating pumpkins, what neat ideas to suspend them with invisible thread and use glow sticks!

Katherine

paperbutterfly said...

I love your sophitacated take on Hallowe'en.
Definetley the place to be for fun on Sunday!!
Thank you for sharig your teascape with all the ladies.
Hope to see you soon.
Blessings, Pam

Bella said...

Wow Sherry your table is amazing, pure magic!! Such incredible details, the food looks delicious, but those hanging pumpkins in the dark with their glowing faces are fantastic, too clever!!
Bella

Cheerful said...

wow, everything's looks so great...love everything, very clever idea! happy halloween! :)

Becca said...

I LOVE this, and wish I was going to be one of your lucky guests "breaking bread" at this fun and festive table !! I love the pumpkins and the spiders nest ... the ice cream cones with the M&Ms, and your pewter collection is awesome !! Thanks for sharing, *Becca*

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Very, very clever!! You've don a great job here ;)

Blessings!
Gail

Kristen said...

That is amazing- you did a wonderful job!

Heather said...

You have so many well deserved comments, but I had to stop and say "AMAZING"!

Barbara said...

Sherry! You are amazing! I can't believe how cool those pumpkins look. You have created an amazing table. I love each and every detail. The pewter is so pretty and of course perfect for this Hogwart's table. I haven't been around the last few weeks. I need to check out what else you have been up to. Happy Halloween!

eddieross said...

Wow, this looks amazing and delicious!! Have a Happy Halloween!!

E+J

Sarah said...

I think you pulled it off. This is a great Hogwarts Feast! ~ Sarah

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Amazing Sherry! Love the "floating pumpkins" and all of your props on the sideboard. Of course, the pewter is perfect! What a great idea, and you pulled it off so well! And that's not even mentioning the great food on the table! I love it! I'm so glad you linked this to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

ButterYum said...

Wonderful. I really like the pumpkins and the pie! Happy FF.

:)
ButterYum

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...my what a darling tablescape. I love the jacks hanging from the ceiling. Looks like you'll be having a very festive dinner.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Yummy treats, Sherry! I love the look of that pumpkin pie! Very colourful tablescape! Happy Pink Saturday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Dru said...

That is one of my most favorite scenes in Harry Potter and you definitely did it justice. How fun!! Happy Pink Saturday!

Tammy said...

Great job on the table! How fun!
I know you'll be having a great Halloween!
Visited from Debra's VIF!
Tammy :-)
JUNK WILD

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love it!!!!! Especially the floating pumpkins. But I love everything about this tablescape. It's perfect.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I am so glad I didn't miss this. It has to be my favorite of all the Halloween tables this season. You really put some thought into this and it worked beautifully! Love, love, love it!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh so much fun!
I actually live near the train station they used in the first Harry Potter film, its a lovely old fashion train station with steam trains like the Howarts Express.
Happy Halloween
love
Alison
x

Dreamgoddess said...

What a cute table! I love the pumpkins hanging from the ceiling.

KobysCache said...

So creative! My daughters would have loved this... Maybe next Halloween.

Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

What an amazingly fantastic party! Thanks so much for linking it in the comments of my Harry Potter round-up post! LOVE the floating pumpkins! That is AWESOME!

Judy@cutest-little-things.blogspot.com said...

I just love this so much I squealed! Adorable, clever, fun, whimsical, charming and darling! I'm your newest follower!!!

Judy@cutest-little-things.blogspot.com

Terri said...

How did I miss this fabulous post??? I love that you did a Hogwarts themed dinner. It looks amazing. You really paid attention to detial. I love everything you did, and the Hogwarts crest is fabulous!
Hugs,
Terri

Micupoftea~ said...

How cool is this??!! LOVE it...awesome details!!! Thanks for sharing~ love the floating jack o lanterns :)

Linda said...

Greetings Sherry,

I think the spellbinding magic you've conjured truly sets the scene for a wicked Halloween!!! Enjoy your celebration. You're the Queen! Haha

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Fantastic!

Shirley said...

This is a really neat table setting. I bet you had fun doing it. Thanks for bringing it back, I hadn't seen it.

Babs said...

I love it and how much fun!! The pumpkins are perfect floating there and all the Hogwarts decor. But most of all, I LOVE your pewter pieces. Happy Halloween,
Babs

Phyllis said...

You may have drawn your inspiration from the Hogwarts themed dinner, but you created a memorial table setting that is even more unique! I know your family must have jumped up and down, shrieked with joy when they first saw the dining room dressed all in its Halloween splendor!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Just incredible, this table and home decorations for Halloween are awesome!! I love the tablescape, it is unique, even if you inspired yourself elsewhere. The dining room is TDF! You're having such fun with this and also have a terrific and spooky Halloween day my dear. Thank tou so much for sharing it with us. FABBY

michele said...

omg, sherry. my guys would adore this kind of party. they're not that into halloween, but they are nuts about harry.

bravo!

michele

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

Ohhh...your Hogwart's Halloween is just fabulous, my friend! I believe that I remember it from last year...a very memorable setting for sure! Of course, I love all of your pretty pewter dishes...gorgeous! And...I love, love, LOVE the floating jack-o-lanterns...they are aweseome!!! Everything is just perfect...right down to the Hogwart's crest above the buffet! You really went all out, Sherry! I bet your family loved it! Such great fun!!!

Thank you so much for sharing this sweet Halloween reprise with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week, dear friend! I sooo enjoyed it!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari

Jacqueline said...

I remember this from last year and have to try it next year. I remember being especially taken with the hanging pumpkins too! Too fun, it is just magical and I have an adult niece who would just die if we did something like this.

Teagarden said...

You made a perfect job!
Have a nice week,
Markus

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

Love - especially the floating pumpkins!

Susan said...

I haven't seen any of the Harry Potter movies, or read the books, but you've created a very nice tablescape!

WhisperWood Cottage said...

The floating pumpkins are fabulous! Great effect! Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn Décor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

Alicia Yarmer said...

how did you get the pumpkins to float in the air.

Sherry said...

Alicia,
The pumpkins are suspended by invisible thread and tacks in the ceiling.
Sherry

Cindy said...

One of the best parties of seen! And, yet, still kid friendly!

Katarina said...

I... Just... Saw... This. Oh, my gosh, so awesome!:-)))

KenBotwinick said...

Boy I wish I could find these exact jack o'lanterns online somewhere... Most places I look have happy/cutesy/goofy faces, but these have the right amount of evil grin... :)

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