January 19, 2023Review Recipe
29 Creative Harry Potter Party Ideas
Table of Contents
- 1. Transfiguration Photo Booth
- 2. Butterbeer Fudge
- 3. Honeydukes Sweet Shop
- 4. DIY 9 ¾ Platform Party Entry
- 5. Harry Potter Felt Tie
- 6. Harry Potter Fake Stone Wall Tutorial
- 7. Polyjuice Potion Punch (Non-alcoholic)
- 8. Harry Potter Great Hall Dining
- 9. Pretzel & Cheese Broomsticks
- 10. Gryffindor Popcorn
- 11. Harry Potter Photo Backdrop
- 12. Hogwarts House Cup
- 13. Harry Potter Party
- 14. Hogwarts Staff & Students Matching Game
- 15. Harry Potter Sign Décor
- 16. Harry Potter Floating Keys
- 17. Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Party
- 18. Harry Potter Potions Decorations
- 19. Hogwarts Sorting Cupcakes
- 20. DIY Hedwig Owl Cupcakes
- 21. Honeydukes Wizard's Treat Mix
- 22. Potion Jar Centerpieces
- 23. Harry Potter Favor Bags
- 24. DIY Harry Potter Unicorn Blood
- 25. Origami Sorting Hat
- 26. Printable Spell Book
- 27. Harry Potter Party Favors
- 28. Sorting Hat Cake
- 29. Wooden Dowel Wizard Wands
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If you’re as obsessed with Harry Potter as we are, you may want to think about throwing your own Harry Potter Party. There are so many great ideas out there and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites. With so many to choose from it’s hard to pick a favorite. We’re excited about the transfiguration photo booth, and the Harry Potter unicorn blood party favors and you will definitely want to try your hand at making the scrumptious Hedwig owl cupcakes.
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1. Transfiguration Photo Booth
Hang a black sheet or curtain up to create a backdrop for your own Harry Potter party transfiguration photo booth. Incorporate movie-inspired props like wizard robes and hats, magic wands, toy owls, and brooms for guests to use for an official Harry Potter “photo op”.
2. Butterbeer Fudge
Now you can have the creamy, sweet, butterscotch goodness of Butterbeer in fudge form. This child-friendly recipe only uses seven ingredients and is sure to take your tastebuds on a magical journey of sweet sensations.
3. Honeydukes Sweet Shop
Surprise guests at your Harry Potter party with a trip to Honeydukes Sweet Shop. Stock it with wizard favorites like chocolate frogs, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, licorice wands, and other treats inspired by the book/movie.
4. DIY 9 ¾ Platform Party Entry
Make your own Platform 9 ¾ for party guests to run through. This one is created by sponging brick red paint onto a shower curtain hung from spring-loaded rods.
5. Harry Potter Felt Tie
Everyone knows that at Hogwarts, students are sorted into one of 4 houses. Now your party guests can show off their new house assignment by wearing a Harry Potter felt tie. They make a great party favor that you can DIY using some felt, hot glue, and a metal hair clip.
6. Harry Potter Fake Stone Wall Tutorial
Transforming your party space into something that looks like Hogwarts Castle, is totally doable with this amazing Harry Potter stone wall tutorial. Supplies needed include old white bed sheets, Rit Dye, salt, spray paint, and a vinyl stone template (or substitute).
7. Polyjuice Potion Punch (Non-alcoholic)
Harry Potter fans will go crazy for this non-alcoholic Polyjuice Potion Punch that looks and tastes amazing. It’s really simple to make with only three ingredients—Sprite and lime Sherbert and ginger ale—plus green food coloring.
8. Harry Potter Great Hall Dining
A stone wall backdrop boasting Hogwarts house flags sets the scene for an incredible Harry Potter Great Hall dining area. The best detail has to be the LED floating candles in varying heights, hung from fishing lines.
9. Pretzel & Cheese Broomsticks
Add these pretzel and cheese broomsticks to your Harry Potter fare. You will need chives, pretzel sticks, and string cheese.
10. Gryffindor Popcorn
Every Harry Potter fan knows the Gryffindor colors of burgundy red and gold. This Gryffindor popcorn recipe gives a nod to Gryffindor with pops of gold and red from candy corn and burnt peanuts, all drizzled with white chocolate and brown M&Ms mixed in.
11. Harry Potter Photo Backdrop
If you want to DIY your own impressive Harry Potter-inspired photo backdrop, this one is pretty amazing. Made to look like the scene from the movie where Harry gets flooded with Hogwarts acceptance letters, it features dozens of “floating” letters hanging from fishing lines. Plus, a table full of cool handmade photo booth props were available too.
12. Hogwarts House Cup
What Harry Potter party guest wouldn’t be thrilled to win the Hogwarts House Cup? You can craft one yourself as a prize for a game using an inexpensive gold trophy, adhered to a wood base. Notice the printable “Hogwarts House Cup” label added to the front.
13. Harry Potter Party
Harry Potter-inspired treats are what set this party apart. Snitch cake pops, a Sorting Hat cake, chocolate frogs and Dobby candy favors really help drive the party’s theme home. Well-chosen props such as a caged owl, labeled potion jars, an authentic looking Sorting Hat and Quidditch broom helped set the scene for a super cool party!
14. Hogwarts Staff & Students Matching Game
If you’re looking for an easy game for your Harry Potter party guests to play upon arriving, this Hogwarts staff and students matching game is easy to prepare. Using a free Harry Potter font online (which substitutes these Harry Potter photos for letters), you can prep the game and print for easy gameplay.
15. Harry Potter Sign Décor
If your party goals include getting guests excited the moment they arrive at the party venue, this Harry Potter sign will definitely help you achieve that goal. Guests will have no problems finding their way around town with signs pointing in the direction of everything they could possibly need (Platform 9 ¾/Hogwarts Express, Gringotts, Diagon Alley, Privet Drive, Ollivanders, Ministry of Magic, to name a few).
16. Harry Potter Floating Keys
Add wings to antique keys to recreate this Harry Potter floating key scene. This mobile is hung by using a fishing line!
17. Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Party
Black and white pair with hints of purple in this Harry Potter “Deathly Hallows”-inspired party. You can recreate the look by adding owls, broomsticks, and some Gringotts gold. Serve up cauldron cakes, Butterbeer, Polyjuice Potion, and Hedwig cookies! Don’t forget the owl treat bags.
18. Harry Potter Potions Decorations
Adding a Potions class to your Harry Potter party, complete with potion decorations, will definitely add some excitement. Try filling flasks and beakers with colored “potions”, adding authentic-looking signs and labels and even a bit of dry ice will produce a magical environment.
19. Hogwarts Sorting Cupcakes
Add a twist to your Harry Potter party sorting ceremony. Instead of a hat doing the sorting, whip up a batch of sorting cupcakes. Any flavor of cupcakes will do, but your frosting will need to be divided into 4 house colors-red for Gryffindor, yellow for Hufflepuff, blue for Ravenclaw, and green for Slytherin. You’ll simply insert your frosting tip into the center of your cupcake and squeeze a small dollop into the middle prior to frosting all of the tops of the cupcakes with plain buttercream. A bite out of their cupcakes will reveal the sorting of each guest into corresponding houses.
20. DIY Hedwig Owl Cupcakes
Guests will love seeing their favorite Harry Potter owl — Hedwig — in cupcake form. You’ll need a batch of chocolate cupcakes, a container each of white and chocolate frosting, Oreos, Junior Mints, and banana runts to create these feathered friends.
21. Honeydukes Wizard’s Treat Mix
Be on the lookout for mini cauldrons to serve up this Honeydukes special wizard’s treat mix. The treat mix is easy to put together and features Honey Nut Chex Mix, gummy candies like frogs, spiders, and worms, as well as burgundy and gold M&Ms.
22. Potion Jar Centerpieces
Bring potions class front and center in your Harry Potter party decorations by creating these potion jar centerpieces. Using jars from Ikea and free downloadable printable labels, you can add some ordinary items to create some creepy potion jars. Spaghetti and marinara = Bloodworms. Canned oysters = Hippogriff Gizzards. Backyard weeds in green-tinted water = Gillyweed, the sky’s the limit when you unleash your creativity.
23. Harry Potter Favor Bags
Send your guests home with a modern take on Harry Potter favor bags. Just add a simple die-cut silhouette of Harry’s hair and spectacles, and don’t forget the lightning bolt birthmark.
24. DIY Harry Potter Unicorn Blood
Send Harry Potter party guests home with their own bottles of Unicorn Blood. A small corked bottle and basic craft store ingredients are all you need to make these exciting party favors.
25. Origami Sorting Hat
Harry Potter party guests will definitely want to know which Hogwarts House they belong to. An alternative to using the actual Sorting Hat is to print out one of these free Harry Potter origami sorting hats, sure to enchant the little muggles and wizards at your party.
26. Printable Spell Book
Couldn’t we all use a little magic in our lives? Party guests will go crazy over these Harry Potter printable Spellbooks. You can make them inexpensively with free printable spell pages and 4×6 photo albums.
27. Harry Potter Party Favors
Bubbling cauldrons, Hedwig Mylar balloons, Harry Potter silhouette favor bags, an amazing Snitch cake, and magical fondant-topped cupcakes are just a very few details from this Harry Potter party that are sure to impress you. Real owls can even be featured at the party by someone trained in falconry.
28. Sorting Hat Cake
Everyone knows the magic of the Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter books, but the magic of this Sorting Hat cake is something else. It’s covered in chocolate fondant and is so realistic you will half expect it to speak.
29. Wooden Dowel Wizard Wands
The wand chooses the wizard, or so the story goes. DIY your own wooden dowel wizard wands by making a lathe out of your drill and carving each wand by hand to make them unique. Add a variety of stains and seal them with a clear lacquer.
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