January 19, 2023Review Post
Table of Contents
- 1. Easy DIY Table Quidditch
- 2. Harry Potter Snitch Cake
- 3. Quidditch Treat Bags
- 4. Printable Hogwarts Acceptance Letter/Party Invitation
- 5. Mandrake Cupcakes
- 6. Harry Potter Birthday Invitation
- 7. Hogwarts House Scarf Bookmarks
- 8. Harry Potter Soaring Candles DIY
- 9. Harry Potter Butterbeer Cupcakes
- 10. Magical Color-Changing Drinks
- 11. DIY Cardboard Hogwarts Express
- 12. Snape’s Slime Party Activity
- 13. Harry Potter Pink Coconut Ice
- 14. Wizard Hat Cupcakes
- 15. Harry Potter Cake
- 16. Harry Potter Birthday Party
- 17. Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice Recipe
- 18. Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe
- 19. Ollivander's Apprentice Wand
- 20. Pin The Lightning Bolt Scar On Harry Game
- 21. Harry Potter Robes Tutorial
- 22. DIY Harry Potter Cupcake Toppers
- 23. Golden Snitches Treat
- 24. Golden Snitch Cake Pops
- 25. DIY Sorting Hat
- 26. Harry Potter Clothespins
- 27. Harry Potter Cake
- 28. DIY Quidditch Game
- 29. DIY Hedwig Owl Balloons
- 30. Pretzel & Cheese Broomsticks
- Check out more great magical birthday party ideas.
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Bring the magic of the wizarding world of Harry Potter to your next party with these 30 amazing Harry Potter party ideas we’ve rounded up for you. There are ideas for easy DIY table Quidditch, tutorials for making your own Snitch cake or cake pops, a variety of awesome recipes for things like Butterbeer and pumpkin juice, and plenty of game and activity ideas. We love the tutorials for Snape’s Slime and Ollivander’s apprentice wand. You are sure to have a magical time!
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1. Easy DIY Table Quidditch
Who knew sand, sewing hoops, and empty soda bottles were actually an easy DIY table Quidditch game in the making? This is a quick DIY with only 3 quick holes to drill in dowel rods, minimal assembly with a hot glue gun, and some coats of gold spray paint. This is the Harry Potter party spin on Beer Pong (but Butterbeer would make a magical substitution).
If you’ve got time and some cake-decorating talent, this Harry Potter Snitch cake tutorial is just for you. It features the use of a ball cake pan, a ganache “gluing” technique, and lots of fondant piecing, plus airbrushing a golden look to the Snitch cake.
Make up a set of these Quidditch treat bags and send your Harry Potter party guests home with their own Quidditch broomstick filled with treats! You’ll need 2 standard-size paper lunch sacks per broomstick, gold ribbon, scissors, and treats like the Gold foil-wrapped treats inspired by the Golden Snitch are idea.
A Harry Potter party lends itself to a magical invitation! You’ll love this customizable and printable Hogwarts acceptance letter that doubles as a party invitation. So many fun touches are included, like Professor McGonagall’s signature, the Hogwarts crest, and ideas for distressing the envelopes in which they are sent.
Guests at a Harry Potter party will love the nod to Herbology Class when seeing these Mandrake cupcakes. These cupcakes look like potted plants, but are really cupcakes frosted in chocolate and sprinkled with chocolate nonpareils, with the addition of a fondant Mandrake-inspired head and a piece of edible plant.
Take the guesswork out of your Harry Potter party by purchasing this printable Harry Potter birthday invitation. It is designed to look like a ticket for the Hogwarts Express but is customized with all of your party details.
Send your Harry Potter party guests home with their own Hogwarts house scarf in the form of a bookmark! This simple and inexpensive DIY crocheting project requires 2-3 skeins of embroidery floss in each color, a D crochet hook, a needle for weaving in ends, and scissors!
Easy, fun, and super cool there Harry Potter soaring candle DIY are actually made from battery-operated tea lights attached to toilet paper or paper towel rolls that have been waxed with hot glue and painted over with white paint. Hang them with fishing line, and they appear to float in mid-air. Think how cool these would look in your own party version of The Great Hall!
Cast a spell on your guest’s tastebuds with these Harry Potter Butterbeer cupcakes that taste like a cross between French toast and Butterbeer. BTW, the recipe calls for toffee bits and the cupcakes have lightning bolt sprinkles. They sound pretty magical to us!
Prepare to amaze party guests with these magical color-changing drinks. They will stare in disbelief as they watch their clear soda (or water) magically transform into a colored beverage. Only you will know that dried food coloring was hidden at the bottom of each cup. Just add ice to the cups prior to serving to hide the dried food coloring at the bottom. Watch as eyes widen when the clear soda is poured and fill the cup with a colored beverage instead!
11. DIY Cardboard Hogwarts Express
Don’t throw out those cardboard boxes just yet! This DIY cardboard replica of Hogwarts Express might just inspire you to create your own. You’ll just need a little creativity, some time, a box cutter, paint, and adhesives to get you started. What a fun addition to a Harry Potter Party.
Add a “Snape’s Slime” label to a Ziploc baggie, and lead your party guests in making slime in potions class. It’s simply a water, Borax, and white glue concoction that is tons of fun to make. A drop or two of green food coloring gives that green tint to the slime that seems a little eerie.
Bring in the magic to your life with this no-bake Pink Coconut Ice recipe. It only calls for mixing up a few ingredients and a few hours of chill time in the fridge.
A fun alternative to traditional cupcakes, these wizard hat cupcakes definitely fit with a Harry Potter party theme. It’s easy to make by dipping ice cream cones in chocolate, followed by piping the lightning bolt scar on each cone with yellow icing.
You may need to pull out your own magic wand to conjure up the skills to make this Harry Potter cake. Check out the incredible Gryffindor House scarf, edible sorting hat, and Harry’s wand and spectacles props.
This Harry Potter birthday party will definitely inspire you. It’s full of DIY details like a handmade Platform 9 ¾ brick wall for party guests to run through and you’ll find ideas for making your own potions class and conducting a Harry Potter wand-making activity.
With this recipe, you’re armed with the secret formula for making your own Harry Potter pumpkin juice and dress-up your beverages to impress your guests every time.
Bring all the kids to your Harry Potter party with this Butterbeer recipe! It’s a simple recipe that just requires adding some secret ingredients to cream soda and making the iconic drink that Harry Potter fans dream about getting the chance to drink!
This may be the easiest and most genius tutorial ever for creating Ollivander’s apprentice wands. You’ll need chopsticks, a hot glue gun, craft paint, and sealant spray to get you started. You’ll be using the hot glue to add texture and character to the wands before adding a coat of paint and antiquing each wand. When the wands are perfect, you’ll spray each with a coat or two of sealant.
Harry Potter party-goers will enjoy this magical twist on a classic party game. Pin the lightning bolt scar on Harry is an easy DIY. Just print out a black and white picture of Harry Potter from the internet. Cut out lightning bolts for “pinning” on Harry.
This Harry Potter robe tutorial is awesome and comes with simple options. In addition to black material, you’ll need scissors and either a low-temp glue gun and glue sticks or black thread and a sewing machine.
These Harry Potter cupcake toppers will rock your Harry Potter party world! No special skills are needed to make our version, but bring your appetite, because these babies are a real crowd pleaser.
23. Golden Snitches Treat
Need a quick and easy treat for your Harry Potter party? These Golden Snitches are made from Ferrero Rocher chocolates. The round truffle shape, covered in a gold foil wrapper is the perfect Snitch shape. Just hot glue on some white paper wings, and you are golden!
Round cake balls coated in yellow candy melts and covered in gold sprinkles are the start of some awesome edible Golden Snitch cake pops. Just add white candy melt wings made in a leaf candy mold that is sprayed in Wilton’s Gold Color Mist!
25. DIY Sorting Hat
If you enjoy sewing, you may want to DIY your own Sorting Hat and hold your own Sorting Hat Ceremony for your Harry Potter party guests. This tutorial will walk you through making a hat out of a thrift store leather jacket, and 20 gauge plastic coated steel wire.
You can put together these Harry Potter clothespins as a fun take-home favor with only a few supplies. You’ll need XL clothespins, acrylic paint, and a pencil for sketching your design. Kids will love finding their favorite use for these cute characters.
27. Harry Potter Cake
Get ready to have your socks knocked off by this Harry Potter Cake. A 6” and 8” cake are covered in fondant and topped with a Sorting Hat made out of Rice Krispie Treats. To create the Snitch, gum paste wings were attached to a fondant body. The train ticket and crest are edible prints.
If you’re hoping to include a Quidditch game for witches and wizards to enjoy at your Harry Potter party, this is an easy DIY project. Spray paint 3 hula hoops gold and nail them to yard stakes. Use a red ball as a Bludger and a gold-painted golf ball as your Snitch.
29. DIY Hedwig Owl Balloons
Create your own Hedwig owl balloons using a black permanent marker! You can attach a Harry Potter party invitation for owl delivery.
Add these pretzel and cheese broomsticks to your Harry Potter fare. You will need chives, pretzel sticks, and string cheese.