A Harry Potter Party is a great birthday party theme for a Harry Potter fan! Or have a Harry Potter Party to celebrate the release of the next book or movie. Have your child help you design invitations, decorations, and activities that tie-in with the Harry Potter stories.
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Design an invitation as a Hogwards Acceptance Letter or like a headline story int he Daily Prophet newspaper. Or make invitations in the shape of a wizard's hat. Include a photo or drawing of an owl or a image of Hogwarts castle. If delivering the invitation, instead of mailing, roll the paper and tie with ribbon like a scroll. Encourage guests to dress as their favorite Harry Potter character. More Invitation Ideas!
Decorate with blue and white balloons with silver mylar stars or in the colors of your child's favorite Hogswart's "house". Display signs for signs for Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, Hogsmead, Privet Drive and Station 9 & 3/4. More Decortation Ideas!
Fun Games & Activities
Have guests guess how many jelly beans in a jar (winner takes home jar and jelly beans) and have a jelly bean tasting with weird flavor jelly beans like Bertie Bott's every flavor jelly beans. Set-up a treasure hunt for potion ingredients or an obstacle course like the Tri-Wizard tournament. Play pin the horn on the unicorn or pin the pig tail on Dudley Dursley. Have a adult dress up as a wizard and tell fortunes like Ms. Trewlaney. Hang a wizard hat pinata. If your budget permits hire a wizard to perform magic tricks. Be sure to specify that you want a Merlin/Harry Potter type wizard, not a magician in a black top hat or a clown who performs magic tricks. More Games & Activities!
Fun Arts & Crafts
Draw, decorate, and name owls. Decorate magic wands (start with wooden or plastic sticks and add ribbon, stickers, etc.). Make magical creatures out of modeling clay. Make magic charm necklaces with beads and cord. More Arts & Crafts!
Serve baby carrots with ranch dressing dip, apple wedges with caramel dip and popcorn with selection of "magic" herbal toppings (taco seasoning taco seasoning, Parmesan cheese ghost powder, Italian herb dried swamp grass, cinnamon sugar unicorn dust). Make jello shapes, cupcakes with sugar glitter, star shapped cookies or wizard cupcakes. Serve punch in a cauldron. Buy pop rocks candy (the Weasley twins would like this!) and gummy worms. More Fun Foods!
Send guests home with Harry Potter favor boxes, fiber optic wands, or glow-in-the-dark stars. Or fill favor bags with spinning tops, blowing bubbles, glow putty and magic tricks. More Favor Ideas!
Check out Harry Potter costumes, the Harry Potter web site, Harry Potter craft ideas and Funology Magic Tricks for inspiration. Visit the Kids' Party Fun Directory for party places, entertainment, and rentals in your area. More Party Resources!
Wizard Hat Pinata
Harry Potter Robes