Y’all. It’s been forever since I put together a post, and even longer since I did a full kojo party. But last weekend we hosted the most epic of all the Harry Potter parties and it must (MUST!) be shared.
I will be honest- putting this party together was a little like plunging back in to a thrashing ocean when you haven’t been swimming in a few years. But both kids wanted to pool their birthday celebrations for one big party. And did I mention Harry Potter and how much I love a good theme?
I plan on sharing all the Gryffindor-and-Ravenclaw-ish, Honeydukes-extraordinaire, we-even-made-a-joke-shop (and a whole fleet of flying snitches!) details in the weeks (months?) to come, but I’m starting this Harry Potter party extravaganza off with the mandrake cupcakes.
Make chocolate cupcakes. Add a thick dome of whipped chocolate frosting and cover with chocolate sprinkles (I portion out the sprinkles into a shallow bowl and then roll the top of the frosted cupcake in them until they’re covered).
Make the mandrake faces by adding sprinkle ‘eyes’ and a sprinkle ‘mouth’ to white mochi (I ordered these mochi on Amazon, but you can also find them at Asian grocery stores or markets).
Add a sprig of an herb to the top of the mandrake face (we used oregano, but I think mint or parsley would also work great!).
Add a Mandragora label and cupcake wrapper (free printable mandrake cupcake labels HERE).