Thursday night we transformed ourselves into the characters from Harry Potter. Michael was Harry, Peris was Moaning Myrtle, Ella was Malfoy, Fiona was Fiona-the Hogwarts student, and Emmy was Ginny Weasley. Upon arrival to Hogwarts (the Children's Discovery Museum) we were "sorted" into our houses: Peris and Fiona to Hufflepuff, Michael to Ravenclaw, Emmy and Ella to Slytherin (eeww) and Derek and I to Gryffindor.
Our coursework included creating Magical Creatures, making a Mauraders Map, watching spells being cast (cool experiments courtesy of ISU Physics), visiting Ollivander's Wand "Shop" where each student was chosen by their wand, creating a Drinkable Potion (Michaels was Phoenix Tongue), Divination (where the girls made those old school fortune tellers), and the ultimate activity for the night: museum quidditch!!
We all had an excellent time!!
And to give credit where it is due: Derek created ALL of the costumes out of his own ties, white shirts, and black plastic table cloths. Yes he is the man!!!!