Want to know how to DIY Harry Potter invitations to set the mood for your Harry Potter birthday party or celebration? Here are some easy and creative Harry Potter party invitation ideas. Free invitation template and printables included!

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Learn how to make Harry Potter party invitations with instructional tutorials, free Harry Potter printables, and editable templates to kick things off for your enchanting celebration.

Harry Potter Party Supplies

In a pinch for time? Find our full Harry Potter party supplies list on Amazon, or check out these ready-made invitations, envelopes, and more to set the scene of your Harry Potter party!

Hogwarts Invitation

If you want to create an invitation fashioned after the Hogwarts acceptance letter that Harry receives in the book, follow these steps.

Step 1. Download Harry Potter Fonts

Here are some free Harry Potter style fonts for personal use. Download and install the version you prefer to use.

Step 2. Write the Invitation Text

Next, use this adaptation of the original text of Harry’s acceptance letter as a birthday party invitations template. Feel free to change text as you wish.

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Headmaster: ALBUS DUMBLEDORE (Order of Merlin First Class Grand Sorc. Chf. Warlock Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. of Wizards)

Dear Mr. (or Miss) [Child’s Name]:

We are pleased to inform you that you have been invited to a birthday celebration at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in honor of Head Girl (or Boy) [birthday child’s name here]. Festivities will take place on [party date] from [party start time] to [party end time]. You may wear your wizard robes or dress in Muggle attire. Wands/snacks will be provided.

We await your owl by no later than [RSVP date]. You may also reply by Muggle email to [email address] or phone to [phone number] if you prefer.

Yours Sincerely,
[parent name signed]
[parent name typed]
Deputy Headmistress (or Headmaster)

Step 3. Add a Hogwarts Platform Ticket

Include this free Hogwarts Express train ticket printable for extra Harry Potter party decoration detail. Your guests need to be able to get to the location of your magical party. (via Paper Trail Design)

Step 4. Put Contents in an Envelope

Put the invitation in a parchment-looking envelope to send by Owl Post. Here’s a template you can print and write in the address details of each invited guest. There are even matching stamps to go with it! (via Pin Image)

Step 5. Secure the Invite and Ticket with a Seal

Then to close the envelopes, use a “wax” seal. This tutorial shows you how to make them from clay. (via Stack and Flats)

Step 6. See it All Come Together

Here’s a detailed post that shows it all coming together from the invitation to the envelope and seal for a pretty authentic look. They include a free editable invitation template as well as cutting file for the envelope if you want one that has fancier edges. (via More than Thursdays)

Step 7. Deliver via Owl Post

Then send the invites off with helium-filled owl balloons by dropping them off at the houses of your invited guests. (via Olive and Gallon)

Other Harry Potter Invitation Ideas

If you want something simpler or just different than the Hogwarts letter, here are a few ideas to try.

Invitation with Blank Background

Here’s a modern, cutesy Harry Potter invitation. Download the free template to use. (via Drevio)

Owl Invitation

This simple craft is suitable for younger children. (via My Very Educated Mother)

Howler

Or how about this origami style invitation, perhaps more fitting for a Halloween party. (via Deviant Art)

Baby Shower Invitations

A free printable with Marauders Map footsteps and golden snitch detail. (via Our Handcrafted Life)

Bridal Shower or Wedding Invitations

This wedding or couples shower quidditch-style invite befittingly says “He’s found a catch” and “She’s found a keeper.” (via Dolled Up Design)

If you’re looking for Harry Potter invitations, these easy and creative DIY Harry Potter invitation ideas include free invitation printables, editable invitation template wording, and other tutorial instructions for wizard-worthy invitations.

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