Harry Potter Themed birthday cake potion book with harry's glasses, sorting hat and a golden snitch from icing sugar and cream.

How to host a Harry Potter Themed Party

How to host a Harry Potter Themed Party?

The wizardry and witchcraft that is at the heart of the Harry Potter stories make an ideal theme for a Harry Potter Halloween party.

The last Harry Potter book in the series by J. K. Rowling is now released, but the movie series is still rolling out and will keep the stories alive for years to come. For many children today, a Harry Potter book is the first full-length book they will read. The Harry Potter theme is very popular with an age group that extends right up to the older teenagers who have followed it through the years as each book has been released.

The Harry Potter story offers a rich source of inspiration for Halloween decorations and costumes. A wide selection of typical decorative Halloween items featuring witches, hats, wands, wizards, ghosts, goblins, magic potions, broomsticks, spiders, spider webs, boneyards or sparkly skulls, and a great deal more are all relevant to a Harry Potter Halloween party theme. You can add some specific Harry Potter decoration items, featuring characters from the books, the school at Hogwarts, crests, posters, frogs, owls, and much more. There is a growing interest in the Harry Potter theme as a feature at Halloween, and a corresponding increase in the Harry Potter decorative items available at Halloween time.

How to make personalised Harry Potter Invitations?

Buying ready-made themed invitations will be super easy, but also consider personalized Harry Potter themed party invitations to match your favourite Hogwarts house colours. You can personalize them with the birthday child's name and age. And, you will need to specify the time, date, and place for your guest list, and ask for an RSVP confirmation to make your catering easier. As the guests will be children or teenagers, all the parents should be consulted about transport and safety arrangements.

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What are the best games to play at Harry Potter themed party?

Activities at your party can include watching the Harry Potter movies, video and computer games, playing Harry Potter themed charades, book readings, searching the internet and Harry Potter fan sites, discussing the stories, characters and actors, making up variations of the stories, craft activities to make Harry Potter costumes and accessories, and much more. A simple craft project is to provide some wooden dowels and a variety of paints and glitter and have everyone make a Harry Potter wand for themselves. 
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What balloons to have at Harry Potter themed party?

Bring some magic to a Harry Potter birthday party with a themed collection of Harry Potter Balloons like Hogwarts houses balloon or woodland owl balloon. They will set the scene for your very own Hogwarts style celebration and bring that wow factor to your event decor. You can also add gold giant number balloons with the age of your child or simply go for black, gold or red orb foil balloons or spider confetti latex balloons.

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How to create a Harry Potter party photo zone?

Platform 9 3/4 - is one of the most iconic scenes from Harry Potter movies and books. But you can also get a personalised Harry Potter themed backdrop made with your child's name and age. And of course, don't forget to add a balloon garland. You can also place mini cardboard cutout's of Harry Potter, Hermione or other movie characters.

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How to decorate for your Harry Potter Party?

Themed props and decorations will certainly help you set the scene for your Harry Potter Birthday celebration. Get the party started with this ‘Happy Birthday’ Hogwarts birthday bunting featuring each of four houses from Hogwarts. Alternatively you can go for a more personalized approach here and get the editable Harry Potter themed Gryffindor birthday bunting, and personalise it with the birthday child's name and age.  Whatever colour scheme you decide for your wizard's party, look out for items like magic & spell books, crow & snake decorations, spider webs, boneyard or sparkly skullslab jars and lots of candles.

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What costumes to choose for Harry Potter Party?

Harry Potter costumes are mainly about accessories. The clothes are mostly fairly conservative and something suitable may already be in your children's wardrobe. The additions you will need include things like scarves, black capes, wands, black-rimmed glasses, and broomsticks. Harry Potter himself needs to be made up with the distinctive scar. Some characters, especially members of the staff at Hogwarts, will need more elaborate costuming such as wizard's cloaks and hats, beards, and the like. The movies provide the guide to the costume designs you need.

What food to serve at Harry Potter themed birthday party?

Food at a Harry Potter Halloween party should be served if possible in something resembling the typical Hogwart's sit-down school table setting, as shown in the movies. As host, you will impress your guests if you magically reveal the served food as you suddenly remove a covering cloth accompanied by the flourish of a wand. And of course, a birthday party without a birthday cake is like a wizard without a wand. Get your hands on a realistic potion book cake with a golden snitch, Harry's glasses and a sorting hat. This will certainly create a buzz at your wizard's party! And of course, no birthday table is complete without themed tableware and decorations. Include items like Harry Potter themed party plates, cups, straws, cutlery and napkins.

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What to put in Harry Potter Themed Party Bags?

And of course, don't forget to send your witch and wizard guests home with a bit of magic with themed Harry Potter party bags. Our bespoke Harry Potter themed party bags feature the Hogwarts coat of arms and are filled with sweets, themed stationery sets and even a magician's secret tools.

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Harry Potter enthusiasts seem to find ways to spend hours sharing the Harry Potter experience. There is so much to do you may want to make the party a sleepover if the guests are old enough.

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