Planning a Harry Potter birthday party, baby or bridal shower, or wedding? Use these marvelous Harry Potter party ideas to put a spell over your guests!
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Learn how to plan a fun Harry Potter party theme with ideas for supplies, decorations, food, and games that will leave guests in awe.
Harry Potter Party Supplies
In a pinch for time? Find our full Harry Potter party supplies list for boy and girl birthdays*.
Or, check out these ready-made backdrops, table decorations, and more to set the scene of a Harry Potter party that will astound your guests!
We’ve got a step-by-step tutorial on how to create bona fide Hogwarts acceptance letter birthday invitations, including an invitation template printable, as well as other Harry Potter invitation themes like quidditch, owls, and howlers.
Here’s wizard-worthy attire for the guest of honor.
Try this easy DIY project made from a black t-shirt. (via My Mommy Style)
House Color Scarves
And these colorful no-sew scarves that you can also pass out to the rest of the guests. (via Michelle’s Party Plan It)
Of course, every wizard is going to need a tool to bring out their magic. This tutorial for chopsticks covered in hot glue gun designs certainly will have you bringing out your creative wizardry. (via Boxy Colonial)
Or if you want to stick to Muggle attire, here are some graphic tees to consider:
There are too many creative ideas, so we created a Harry Potter party supplies and decorations post for tons of inspiration, including:
- Backdrop ideas for locations like Platform 9 ¾, Owl Post, Diagon Alley, and Dark Forest
- Food table ideas for Honeydukes, Florean Fortescue’s ice cream parlour
- Floating envelopes, keys, and recreating other wizarding antics
- Lots of free printables and more
We have lots of Harry Potter party printables that you can use as party signs and decor around your house, like a birthday banner, table decorations, home decor, and more.
We have 50+ Harry Potter recipes from the book and Muggle creations inspired from the wizarding world such as:
- Classic butterbeer flavor (in 8 fun ways!)
- Pumpkin pasties and treacle tarts
- Honeyduke and Fred and George Weasley creations
- Polyjuice, Amortentia love potion, gillywater
- And many other Harry Potter food ideas
We also have a whole post dedicated to Harry Potter cake ideas, with decorations, recipes and assembly instructions, including:
- Hagrid’s birthday cake to Harry
- Beautifully checkered layer cake representing the 4 Hogwarts Houses
- 4-tier tribute to the Sorting Hat, Great Hall, and Platform 9 ¾
- Golden snitch cake pops
- Handmade, toy, and printable cake toppers
- Cake pans, supplies, and more
And we couldn’t help putting together a post of great Harry Potter cupcake ideas with designs, recipes and assembly instructions, featuring:
- Sorting hat with surprise house color interior
- Dedicated to magical creatures like owls and unicorns
- Affordable cupcake toppers, liners, and stands
To round off our Harry Potter party food, we have a Harry Potter cookies post filled with lots of pretty cookie cutter designs, like:
- 3D cauldron with magical swirls
- Molly Weasley’s Christmas sweaters
- And more
Party Games and Activities
There are tons of ways to get in the fun.
Minute to Win It
Worthy of the Triwizard Tournament, with games such as:
- Gathering pixies
- Confusing potion concoctions
- Predict the patronus
- Wingardium leviosa charms class
Comes with printable scoring cards too. (via Holly’s Home)
Or fit to the theme of the classes the Hogwarts wizards attend, with activities like:
- Charms class balloon levitation
- Divination cootie catcher predictions
- Herbology succulent transplant
- Potions slime making
(via The Surburban Mom)
Here’s a detailed scavenger hunt to destroy the Horcruxes. (via Sophie's World)
Indoor and Outdoor Activities and Ideas
We have a whole post dedicated to Harry Potter party games will enjoy, like:
- Indoor games such as Would You Rather and Guess Who
- Defense Against the Dark Arts
- Care of Magical Creatures
- Muggle Studies
- And more
Party Favors and Bags
If you want to DIY Harry Potter goodies for your party favors, we’ve got lots of unique ideas:
- Floating dementor
- Stuffed pet owl with skeleton key
- Time Turner necklace
- And more
Or for the convenient route, try these ready-made options:
- Cauldrons, glasses, lightning scar tattoos*
- Invisible ink pens*
- Chocolate frogs with collectible cards*
- Self-inking stamps*
Thank You Cards
Can’t forget the thank you cards! Give out a copy of the Daily Prophet with photos recapping your wand-erful event. (via The Party Wall)
You’re going to need a special gift for the lucky birthday boy or girl. Here are some ideas that fit the theme you’re going for.
These Harry Potter party ideas & themes for decorations, food, and games are sure to make a Harry Potter party that guests will remember, always.
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