Harry Potter party ideas

Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas – 15 ideas for a Harry Potter party

If you are planning a Harry Potter themed party, then look no further for Harry Potter birthday party ideas!

A Harry Potter party is one of the most fun party themes to create! And you get to recreate all of the details from the books. If you (or your child) loves Harry Potter, then read on for the best Harry Potter party ideas that your guests will love!

Harry Potter Party Drinks Ideas

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Undoubtedly, Butterbeer is one of the classic Harry Potter party drinks. If you are making if for kids, just adapt the recipe to this one.

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Another fun drinks idea is Polyjuice potion. You can make a family friendly version and serve it in mini jars with cute labels.

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Harry Potter Party Ideas – Decorations

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If you want to really create a scene, then hang faux candles using clear string from the ceiling to recreate the floating candles in the Great Hall. And when the sun goes down, this will look especially magical!

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Another great way to set the scene for your Harry Potter party, is signage. Use signs and posters from the party entrance, all the way around the party to continue your theme.

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In addition, you can include some Harry Potter styling items on your dessert table. These cute books were a DIY effort, made from free templates from Canva, printed out and secured around books. And don’t they look great!

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Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas – Food

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There are so many fun Harry Potter themed food ideas, like these Golden Snitch cupcakes. If you are keen to make your own, check out this recipe.

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Or go for a smaller Golden Snitch truffle version like these ones!

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Another option is these cute mini cauldron cakes. Either way, they all make a perfect addition to your Harry Potter dessert table.

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Often, a popular addition to a Harry Potter party, is a Honeydukes candy shop! In addition to the popular Chocolate Frogs, there are lots of other candy options you can include. Exploding Bon Bons, Queen Bee Whizzing Fizzbees, Jelly Slugs and Bertie Botts Every Flavor Jelly Beans are some other ideas.

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For more Harry Potter party food ideas, check out our blog post here.

Harry Potter Party Styling Ideas

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A Sorting Hat makes for a great centrepiece, and this one from Amazon even talks! For an easy color scheme, stick to the traditional red, yellow and green of the Harry Potter house colors.

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And to really bring your styling together, a huge Harry Potter backdrop really sets this scene. Simply pair it with a color themed balloon arch, and you have the perfect set up for your Harry Potter party.

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Jane Sheriff is the founder, creative director, party planner and mom of three. She started Darling Celebrations back in 2012 to share easy and beautiful ideas for celebrating the special events in life.

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