I swear I was only in Indigo Chapters so Amara could pick up the book she’s been hunting down for months! I was almost home free too, till she spotted the Harry Potter dressed associates. They were busy putting up HP decorations on the walls of the Grandview Corners location in Surrey BC.
Being Amara is a beautiful thing, she has no fear when it comes to asking strangers questions, or meeting people, or just making new friends (What a gift BTW!). She walked right over and started her Harry Potter investigation. The lovely associates let her know that indeed it was a special event, they were hosting an HP evening that started at 7pm. Full of crafts, slime …STOP did you say SLIME! She didn’t hear anything else after the slime comment, she was sold!
*We don’t make slime at home for good reasons. I think almost every parent who has made slime in their home will completely understand why. If you don’t get it, have a group of 10 year olds make it in your home, then you’ll get it. Better yet, look at the images below.*
It was 5pm, so we returned at 7pm on a school night. Crazy right, BUT this kid loves Harry Potter, and how long before these type of kid events would mean nothing to her. She’s 10…this might be my last one, so of course, I would take her. I also kind of felt it was serendipitous to be at that location, on that day to find out they were having this event that evening. Follow the universe people, I always say, or maybe just follow their Facebook page to be more formally updated on these events, lol!
It was wonderful. The staff were dressed up, with smiles on, and they were so lovely to all the children. They had crafts, a photo prop station, a scavenger hunt, and of course the slime table! The guy hosting the slime table, God bless him…it’s what nightmares are made of!
Amara loved it, and to top off the evening, Starbucks was serving “Butterbeer” ! Nothing like a cupful of sugar, right before bed, lol! But you know what, she will remember this evening! The laughs, the new friends she made, and the fact that we went together on a school night. That for me is pure gold.
Thanks, Indigo Grandview Corners!