Our bewitching Magicians Cottage Soiree environment was created with the help of a bunch of small DIY Magical Crafts. Normally Magicians do not share their secrets, but since we love you guys, we thought we’d break the rules. Just this once.
We’ve been crazy big Magicians fans ever since we read the books by Lev Grossman years ago. When the show premiered last year, we were beyond stoked that it turned out to not only be good, but be everything we knew (and didn’t know) we wanted. The magic, the art direction, Eliot, the embracing of its innate nerdiness, the intelligence. We knew that we’d have to find an excuse to throw a Shindig to celebrate it.
All our dear friend Tanya wanted for her 30th birthday was a Doctor Who party for the ages. As big Doctor Who fans ourselves, we were excited to oblige, and embraced this quirky time-and-space faring theme for our winter shindig. We loved the idea of creating an experience whereby entering Tanya’s house, guests would enter the TARDIS itself, ready for some adventures around time and space.
They say the Devil’s in the details, and with our Hogwarts Alumni Dinner, we found that it was the magic in the details instead! A Harry Potter party turns out to be the perfect vessel to showcase lots of magical details. When planning an immersive theme party, the broad strokes set the stage. We’ve already done a post on transforming our home into Hogwarts – but it’s the little things that really deliver on making the party personal and enchanting for the guests. Party guests just love spotting easter eggs and all of the small things you do that aren’t necessarily the center of attention.
In a galaxy very very close, it’s about to be the holidays again! Give your traditional Christmas party a twist this year by letting your geek flag fly. You know you want to. Damn Good Shindig brings you tips on how to throw the ultimate geeky holiday shindig.