Hello fellow geeks!
We hope you are well doing well and keeping safe. As you may be aware we had our fourth birthday last week and celebrated with a Harry Potter party (ob...viously). A week on we thought we'd share with you our big day!
It was a tough one, as we are still in the middle of a pandemic, due to COVID-19, we instead of going bigger on last year, we had to scale it back a bit with safety measures in place - but that didn't stop us or our amazing customers. It was an absolutely amazing day.
Professor McGonagall and Slytherin Student (just kidding, it's Zoe and Tori!)
Our Harry Potter birthday cakes and biscuits (courtesy of Cakes and That)
We had a fab selection of fancy dress outfits throughout the day. The efforts made by some were amazing, we were absolutely blown away. Here are some of our favourites!
Newt Scamander and Ravenclaw Student
Slytherin Student (...and Death Eater?!)
Just a couple of Gryffindor's and Fawkes
We also got some amazing feedback about the shop and about the party day itself, as well as some new reviews too, which is fantastic! Here's what some had to say:
"Absolutely fantastic day thank you. Girls were once again very pleased and will be back again very soon!"
"Fantastic shop, so well set out and staff are very friendly and helpful. We could have spent so much more time and money in there. Will definitely be coming back in the future!"
"Took our first visit to Geek Side today for our 9 year old to look. The whole experience was brilliant, he wanted everything Harry Potter related. He's already decided which Harry Potter wand hes wanting next! Great customer service, been a big Skipton fan, we'll definitely be back, was lovely to meet Zoe!"
If you took any snaps from the party day, feel free to send them to us and we will share on our socials too!
We also held a raffle on the day for the chance to a wand of your choice. The winner was Matt Larter, and he chose Professor Trelawney's wand. We caught up with Matt, here's what he had to say:
How did you feel about winning our wand raffle?
"I was absolutely shocked, I never win anything so initially I hadn’t even checked the winning number against my own numbers. Of course as soon as I was notified I had to spend ages going through the Geek Side website to choose which one I wanted. Not an easy task with so many available!"
Why did you choose Professor Trelawney's wand?
"I have a preference for the more simple looking wands, the straight forward look of the wand with a few runes thrown in was very appealing. It is reminiscent of my first and favourite wand Sirius Blacks. I also liked how the swirl pattern is reminiscent of a unicorns horn.
"It’s not the wand I would have expected of Professor Trelawney to be honest, I would have expected her to have a very fancy overboard wand. I like that is a straightforward simple wand.
"It’s also an excuse for me to now collect the wands of all the other professors."
Thank you, Matt, for taking the time to speak to us about your winnings! We hope you enjoy your wand and hope it is a fab addition to your collection.
Until next time...
Team Geek x