Harry Potter Party

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Your owl is on his way to deliver an important notice from Hogwarts ... a Harry Potter party is the way to go! Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger need your help to defeat Lord Voldemort. With magic and intrigue around every corner your party is going to catch the imagination of all your guests! There are seven books and eight movies in the Harry Potter series that you can use as inspiration for your magical event.


harry potter party napkin

Your owl is on his way to deliver an important notice from Hogwarts ... a Harry Potter party is the way to go! Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger need your help to defeat Lord Voldemort. With magic and intrigue around every corner your party is going to catch the imagination of all your guests! There are seven books and eight movies in the Harry Potter series that you can use as inspiration for your magical event.



Harry Potter Party Invitations

Make Harry Potter invitations by stating how they are invited / accepted to attend an event at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

  • Make handmade Harry Potter invitations out of "aged" looking paper. Staining the paper with tea and letting it dry is a great trick! With the help of an adult, burn the edges of the paper (this is optional). Handwrite the letter with calligraphy type writing. 
  • Make a letter that looks like the many Harry received with a sealed envelope and all. Using the same technique as the invitation, stain an envelope with tea and let it dry. Then, when your invitation is ready, seal the envelope with red wax and if possible use the Hogwarts emblem.



Harry Potter Party Supplies

  • For your Harry Potter party choose what house theme you want to use or all of them if you like:
  1. Gryffindor- red, yellow, and black color scheme
  2. Hufflepuff - yellow, gray, and black color scheme
  3. Ravenclaw - blue, yellow, and black color scheme
  4. Slytherin - green, and black color scheme
  5. Hogwarts theme - red, blue, yellow, green, and black color scheme
  • Harry Potter napkins
  • Harry Potter plates
  • Harry Potter table cover
  • Harry Potter mylar balloon and star mylar balloons
  • Owl balloons that look like Hedwig (Harry’s owl), Pigwidgeon (Ron’s owl), and Crookshanks (Hermione’s owl)
  • Streamers related to the chosen Harry Potter theme
  • Harry Potter balloon arch
  • Set up your own wizarding world (Hogsmeade Station, Hogwarts Castle, Diagon Alley, etc.)
  • Black robes and wands
  • Owl cages
  • Stuffed owls
  • Straw brooms
  • Sorting hat
  • Candles and twinkle lights to recreate a starry night
  • Spider figurines moving in a line along the wall
  • Picture of Moaning Myrtle in the bathroom as a surprise decoration to further the theme
  • Harry Potter iconic lines, like “the chamber of secrets has been opened enemies of the heir beware” painted with red paint of a mirror or window
  • Goblet of fire with blue tissue for fire
  • Old fashion looking dragon watercolor paintings
  • Cultrin



Harry Potter Party Games and Activities

  • Hogwarts Express Arrival Have guests arrive through the Hogwarts Express! Set up a scene setter of a brick wall and cut slits through it so it is like streamers. The guests walk through the wall to enter the party.
  • Sorting Hats Upon entering the party everyone gets a lightning bolt on their forehead like Harry has from Lord Voldermort, a robe and a house is assigned. Then the guests are off to Potter’s Potential (crest) then off to Ollivander Unique Wands.
  • Potter’s Potential Have your guests create their own family crest about their talent. Everyone has a talent and this should be honored.
  • Ollivander Unique Wands Have a selection of sticks (about 2 cm thick). Have each guest select a stick/wand and customize the wand to their unique talent (paint and decorate with ribbon and jewels).
  • Hagrid! Play like bingo. Make up the cards before hand and use all types of pictures and phrases from the books / movies of Harry Potter.
  • Muggles Moves (charades) Try to decipher Harry Potter terminology
  • The Power of Potion Attend a potion class and mix potions (Kool aide in all colors)
  • Wizarding Wands Teach the guests how to use their wand and learn some fun spells and Parseltongue (the language of snakes that Harry can speak)
  • Quidditch Play a version of Quidditch (combine quidditch rules and lacrosse).
  • Map Mania Create a map to find the “big” birthday present. Have this be a combination of maps and riddles.



Harry Potter Theme Party Food

  • Set up a candy store “Honeyduke’s Sweet Shop”
  1. Jelly beans – Bertie-Bott’s Every Flavor Bean
  2. Chocolate frogs
  3. Fudge flies
  4. Gummy worms
  5. Eyeballs
  6. Licorice wands
  • Kool aid – from the power of potion
  • Make a Harry Potter Cake with pink icing and teal colored icing that says “happy birthday ___” like the one for Hagrid made for Harry
  • Harry potter sugar cookies - wizard hats, wands, Hogwarts house crests, Harry and Ron sweaters, sorting hat, number 9 and 3 /4, and lightning bolt
  • Golden flinch -ferrero rocher chocolate with paper wings glued to the wrapper
  • Mandrake plant strawberries - chocolate covered strawberries with iced on screaming faces in brownies or on top of chocolate cupcakes
  • Butterbeer
  • Red, blue, yellow, and green colored drinks for each house



Harry Potter Favors

  • Harry Potter loot bag with a nice message that says “thank you for making this experience more magical”
  • Harry Potter wands
  • Golden flinch chocolates
  • Cringotts chocolate coins
  • Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin ties
  • Red, yellow, blue, or green colored candle with Harry Potter message



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