Writing Into The Ether: Lush Halloween Product Review

It’s not like I need an excuse nowadays to get a massive Lush order in. I spend about half my time in bed or in the bath nowadays since I’ve had the excuse not to go anywhere. Lush Halloween is just an excuse for me to buy a heck load of things that match my all year round aesthetic. So here’s a rundown of what I bought and what I thought! (Oh look, a little Halloween rhyme. You can ‘av that one for free.)

Wizard’s Afternoon Tea at Cutter and Squidge Potion Room

Cutter and Squidge Potion Room is a masterpiece of wizardry. Set in a basement in the heart of Soho, it transports you right across the magical plane through the power of immersive dining, potion making and general silliness! We giggled with anticipation as we were taken down the steps to the underground potion room and shown to our seats. It was here that the magic unfolded…

Horror at the Belgrade*: An Interview with the Writer of… Frankenstein?

Okay, so it’s not THE Mary Shelley herself of course, but the writer of the Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein theatre production, Rona Munro. As many of you may know, I am a massive Halloween fan and an avid reader (…also I’m a little bit of a goth!) I hope you enjoy this insightful interview with Rona, and it helps give a bit of context to the play, if you plan to see it!

*This post is written to support my local theatre in spreading the word about/ advertising their upcoming production of Frankenstein, at the Belgrade Theatre.

Tons of Japanese Snacks and A Whole World of Cute!

So I don’t normally write posts about stuff I’ve bought because often, well, I don’t buy things in bulk for no reason in a “haul” fashion. Most of the times I’ve been looking for Japanese snacks I’ve bought a JapanCrate or shopped at Tofu Cute when I’ve seen them at MCM Comic Con or something similar. I thought last week I’d check out their online store for the first time…

It was the most perfect mistake.

Muggle Musings: How Important is Love in the Harry Potter books?

Harry Potter Discussion Group Love Potions

At our monthly Harry Potter Discussion Group, we always come up with loads of brilliant theories and discussions centred around a particular theme in Harry Potter. I wanted to start to use some of this for my blog posts, because it’s always super interesting and I rarely share them!

Muggle Musings started in February of this year, and since then there have been so many brilliant insights and anecdotes I never would have thought of myself. I’ve already done a little highlights post about some of our more outrageous claims but I wanted to be more focused and show just how deep we delve into the books themselves!

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Part 2 – Harry Potter Party Food and Drinking Game

Harry Potter Party Food Cauldron Cakes

26th June marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone! This is Part 2 of my two-part series of Harry Potter party inspiration from my birthday party! Below is all my Harry Potter Party food; to find out what I did for my invitations and decor click here! For more… read below!

Food labels

I had a lot of ideas for Harry Potter party food and wanted to make sure that people knew what they were called! As with all aspects of my themed parties, everything was going to be a reference: from the food to the wall decor, the drinks to the games. First off I got some mini-metal keys, black ribbon and printed out some labels onto parchment style paper…

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Part 1 – Harry Potter Party Invites and Decor!

Homemade Hogwarts Letters Harry Potter Party Invites Hogwarts Quill Harry Potter Party Inspiration

For most of my twenties, I’ve been hosting themed parties (Disney, Video Game Characters etc…) and so this year for my birthday I hosted a Harry Potter themed party!

Harry Potter is one of my favourite things ever and next week is the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first book! So in conjunction with this and my birthday party, I thought I’d do two posts about my Harry Potter Party Inspiration! Part one below is my Harry Potter Party Decorations and Invitations, followed by part 2 next week (June 24th) for food/drinks and games!

Hogwarts Invites

 Homemade Hogwarts Letters Harry Potter Party Inspiration Invites
 Homemade Hogwarts Letters Harry Potter Party Inspiration Invites Hogwarts Wax Seal