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Harry Potter Themed Birthday Party
Are you kids as obsessed with Harry Potter as mine are? I thought their interest would fade sooner rather than later, but here they are at 11 and 13 years old still going on about Harry Potter. My older one has progressed on to Harry Potter gear but still interested in it just the same. My little one is going to be celebrating her birthday soon, so we’ve been doing some party planning. I’m sure you can guess what theme we’re going for, right? I’ve been doing so much research in preparation for her big day and I thought – why not share it with you?! So here you go – The Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Harry Potter Themed Birthday Party!
I’ve broken this post down into the following segments:
- Food & Drink
- Party Favors
Harry Potter Themed Birthday Party: Invitations
DIY Harry Potter Owl Invitations
It all starts with a creative invitation! One Creative Mommy has a great tutorial on how to create these inventive Harry Potter Invitations, including information on the font and text. See it here.
Harry Potter Invitations
If you don’t want to DIY the invitations, you can always go for readily printed invitations. These come in a pack of 8, so you may need to double your order if you’re inviting more kids. Personally, I put my effort into the actual party over the invitations, so these suit me perfectly fine.
Harry Potter Themed Birthday Party: Decorations
Wizard Themed Balloons
These balloons come in a pack of 30pcs. You get an assortment of 3 colors – Gold, Silver, and Maroon.
Harry Potter Party Supplies
There is enough in this bundle for 18 little wizards and witches!
The set has everything you need and includes:
- 16 x 9″ plates
- 16 x 7″ cake/snack plates
- 16 x lunch napkins
- 16 x 9oz Paper Cups
- 1 x Jointed Banner
- 32 piece plasticware – 16 each yellow forks and spoons
Harry Potter Themed Birthday Party: Food and Drink
Harry Potter Inspired Cupcake Toppers
With 24 x Cupcake Toppers, featuring 6 different Harry Potter elements, there’s plenty to go around. The kids will love choosing their favorites. You can even try them out with this Butterbeer Cupcake recipe from Sugar & Soul Co.
Chocolate and Candy Mold Bundle
Or, try out a variety of different molds – this bundle includes five chocolate mold trays to create all your Harry Potter inspired candy such as Chocolate Frogs, Chocolate Bees, Owls, Lightning Bolts, Wizard Hats, Rats, and Glasses too!
It also comes with:
- 50 x 6″ lollipop sticks
- 50 x 4″ lollipop sticks
- 50 x silver metallic twist ties for wrapping/sealing
- 100 x 4″x6″ clear bags
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
If you’re keen to try out more recipes, you can try out this inspiring Harry Potter Cookbook has over 150 recipes. It’s a great resource to have on hand – not just for one birthday party… think of all the Halloween parties you can use it for too!
Cooking for Muggles – The Harry Potter Cookbook
I also really enjoyed this one, and it’s available on Kindle. It includes easy to follow recipes such as Gold Snitch Cake Pops and Hagrid’s cake. It was something that my kids enjoyed referring to. You will also find recipes for desserts and snacks as well as non-alcoholic (and alcoholic) drinks.
Now, if you’re looking for something more detailed, then I would recommend the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook instead.
Harry Potter Themed Birthday Party: Activities
Go over and visit More Than Thursdays – she has a really great and very detailed post on how to host a Harry Potter inspired Scavenger Hunt. I love this so much!
Harry Potter Jengga
This game includes 100 questions on Jengga blocks. Check out on The Learning Curve for details on how to make it and how to play it!
Harry Potter Themed Birthday Party: Loot Bag Giveaways
Bundle: Party Favors
This bundle includes 12 pieces each of Witch’s Broom Pens, Wizards Academy Bookmarks, and 72 pcs. of Lightning Bolt Tattoos. It also comes with a free party planning guide in PDF, which is perfect for helping you to get organized. Purchasing the bundle comes with a 100% money-back guarantee, so you really can’t go wrong.
Bundle: Party Favors
Perfect for a party of 12 kids, this bundle in includes:
- 12 x Wooden Broom Pens
- 12 x Mini Cauldrons
- 12 x Round Plastic Glasses
- 20 x Lightning Bolt Scar Temporary Tattoos