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[ profile] jenthompson makes a good point for us non-costume college folks - instead of feeling envious over not attending, I'll make a stab at some actual content for a change. Since she also just posted some Harry Potter related awesomeness, I thought I'd write about an annual event my sister and I organize with our group of friends. Each year we pick a theme, decorate, create a special menu, the works.

Last year we set up a potions lab with instructions for three "signature potions." Each ingredient was decanted into containers (we had been saving and sterilizing bottles and jars for months) labeled with potion ingredient names. Each guest was invited to mix their own potion, but no one knew what type of drink they'd end up with. Along with cocktails, we set up cheese fondue and broth fondue "cauldrons." After all the work we'd done on potion ingredients cutting up fruit, veggies, and bread was wonderfully low-effort. For dessert, we served Thai iced tea topped with a chai spice infused culinary fog and cupcakes.

We had so much fun we didn't take pictures - which I didn't notice until the day after during cleanup! This year's party is going to be a small affair, but the food will be good, and hopefully I'll remember to pull out my camera.
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