• July 2005
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Just got home

from the Harry Potter book release party at the bookstore in the mall. It was a lot of fun. We made wizard hats, had temporary tattoos, face painting, balloons, cupcake walks, door prizes, word searches, puzzles, trivia games, Hogwarts cookies, and Bertie Botts Beans eating contests. All in all, we had a blast. Youngest daughter entered the Bertie Botts Beans eating contest for her age group. She ate eight beans, and got dirt flavor, vomit flavor, and hot cinnamon flavor among those eight. When she got to the dirt flavored one, she couldn’t handle it anymore & left the table. Watching the expressions on her face as she ate the beans was priceless. Afterwards, people kept coming up to her to tell her how they’d enjoyed watching her face as she ate the beans.

The party/event was very well organized & the lines moved quickly once we did the countdown at midnight. Everyone shouted 10, 9, 8, etc. We were number 54 in line & were out of the mall around 12:20.

We got the book in print & audio. The kids are upstairs listening to the audio book right now. I’m about to turn into a pumpkin. They’ll know about the Half Blood Prince before me. I shall survive not knowing until later this weekend. 🙂

The Harry Potter book

goes on sale in

3 hours 26 minutes!