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Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

Plan your next Harry Potter Party with food, drinks, games and decor themed after the wizarding world.

Happy 37th Birthday Mr. Potter! While the stories of Harry Potter are celebrating their 20th year in existence, the character himself was born on July 31, 1980, making him 37 today. What is even more exciting is that this is the year that his age is the EXACT age as the epilogue chapter in Deathly Hallows.  We believe this milestone should be celebrated, today and …always…(we had too!) That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite Harry Potter Food, Decor and Entertainment ideas from the web to inspire your next Potter party.  Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!”

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Local Literary Watering Hole: Baldwin’s Book Barn

Baldwin's Book Barn

Kirsten and I spent an amazing morning visiting Baldwin’s Book Barn in West Chester, PA.  We found this amazing place through Bookstagram!!!! One of the things we love so much about Instagram is that we are able to find hidden gems that we would never have known about otherwise.  Hidden off a winding road on 6 acres of rolling hills, lies this 200 year old barn filled with 200,000+ books.   Continue reading “Local Literary Watering Hole: Baldwin’s Book Barn”

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Mr. Tiger Goes “Wild” at the Art Museum

Have you ever read a book that enthralled you so much you had to read it again and again? That’s how I feel about Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown. The message within the story connected incredibly well with a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art – Wild: Michael Nichols. We decided to read the story and explore the exhibit with our children. While we were there, we saw a camp doing the exact same thing, with the exact same book! Continue reading “Mr. Tiger Goes “Wild” at the Art Museum”

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Magical Books for Harry Potter Fans Ages 4-to-104

20+ books for Harry Potter Fans aged 4 to 104!

If you haven’t guessed it yet, we love Harry Potter.  (did you see our Harry Potter room and our Harry Potter gift guide?) J.K Rowling invited children into her brilliant world of witches, wizards, and magic and in doing so, created a generation of readers.  Harry Potter became not just for children but for everyone with a love for fantasy and the power of love, friendship and family.  In honor of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and Harry Potter’s birthday at the end of this month, we have put together a list of books to read if you loved Harry Potter.  And for parents whose kids are not quite ready, we have a list of books to help them prepare for the big day. Continue reading “Magical Books for Harry Potter Fans Ages 4-to-104”

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