When we first decided we were going to Universal Studios for vacation I thought it would be super cute if we ALL dressed up. I mean I had been hearing over and over that several people go all out when they go to Universal. And well my kids are HUGE fans. I mean we have seen the movies so many times they know all the lines by heart. No joke.
Now it was time to do some planning and some preparing. I wanted it to be a surprise for the kids so everything was done secretly. I had so much fun planning and purchasing everything. Do you know someone who loves Harry Potter? Chances are you probaly do. I am pretty sure they will love these 5 items. If you do they will be just as overjoyed as my kids were.
The Proper Attire
1. Customized Robes
Now, when I started out looking for Harry Potter robes I had to find robes for 9 people. One of those being an infant. I looked but I always found something wrong with the ones I found either they were to expensive, not the right size, poorly made the list goes on and on. That was when I turned to Straight From the Heart by Hilda. Let me tell you it was the best find ever!!! Hilda custom-made our Harry Potter robes!!!! Aren’t they amazing? Best thing is they fit like a glove. Even the baby!!! So, I totally recommend if you are thinking of getting a Harry Potter robe that you get it custom-made. I can’t tell you just how many compliments we got on them when we were enjoying the park.
2. Glasses and Tie
Now,I don’t know you but in the stores I found ties for over $10 each. I was not about to pay $10 for 1 tie. So, I looked online. You can find the set like the one above at Ebay for $11.25. This maybe good if you only have to by one set. But I had to buy 6! I need something cheaper than $11 a person. I looked until I found a site call Wish. Here, I was able to get the ties and the glasses for $1 each plus shipping. I paid a total of $20 for all 12 items and shipping. The only downfall to Wish is shipping may take a few weeks. I strongly suggest if you are going to purchase this through them you MUST order it a few months in advancejust to ensure it arrives on time. If you want speedier shipping then I would suggest to purchase through Ebay.
The Matching Accessories
3. Interactive Wands
No Harry Potter outfit is complete without a wand. But of course going to Universal not just any wand would do. I mean I knew the kids were going to want the interactive ones because what kid would not want to cast the interactive spells? You could imagine my shock when I discovered that each interactive wand was a whooping $50!!! Now, that was way over the amount of what I wanted to spend. For a brief very brief moment I pondered the thought of only purchasing 1 or 2 and having the kids share. I mean we have the Sharing is Caring talk all the time. Then reality set in. It was not going to end well if I just purchase 1 or 2. That was when a friend told me about Ebay. I found a set of 5 interactive wands for get this only $150!!! What a steal! So, I would recommend if you are looking to buy an interactive wand but not willing to spend $50 each then you should check out Ebay.
5. Customized Wooden Wand Boxes
Now, the wands we purchased did not come in the box and even if it had that box would have been no match for my kids. I started to look for customized wood boxes. I looked everywhere and I could not find the right size for the wands I had purchased. When I was about ready to give up I thought of Straight from the Heart by Hilda. I gave them the measurements of each wand and they made me 6 custom-made wood wand boxes. I was in LOVE when I saw them! Our beautiful wooden boxes were made by Alex. He is amazing at woodwork.What he can make for you? You should stop by and take a look.
So, in the end my kids were happy to get their Harry Potter outfitts and I was happy to be able to get good quality items at a great price. I truly believe that the best items one could purchase are items made by hand especially for you. I recommend you stop by and check out Straight from the Heart by Hilda. She makes each one of her items with so much love and care especially for you. I am sure you will find something for you or your loved ones. If you don’t see something you like maybe you can request it just like we did.
Adventures are magical just like the 9 3/4 loading dock!
Keep making magical memories,