Throwing a Harry Potter party? From invitations to decor and everything in between, these awesome Harry Potter party ideas will help make this the best birthday ever!
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My 10 year old seriously loves Harry Potter and last year we celebrated her birthday at The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter.
Related Post: Free printable Harry Potter Invitations
There’s still more to plan though. I’ve been searching high and low for all the best Harry Potter ideas and found everything from awesome Harry Potter party games to cool decor. If you’re planning a Harry Potter themed party, you’ll want to check these out!
Harry Potter Party Ideas
Some of these are creative ideas that you can make yourself. Others are things you can easily order because let’s face it, sometimes we just can’t do it all and a little help is nice! Either way, these are some of my favorite ideas for a Harry Potter themed birthday.
Harry Potter Invitations
I designed these invitations for Ashling’s party. You can customize them by adding the party info online and printing them out (I even tell you where to get the free Harry Potter font) or you can just print blank invitations and fill in the party details with a marker. It’s all up to you and super easy!
If you want to take it a step further, you can even print out the coordinating envelopes.
This party invitation comes in the form of a Hogwarts letter. What kid wouldn’t want to find one of these in the mail?!
Daily Prophet Invitations – Etsy
How awesome are these invitations? Designed to look like the Daily Prophet, you can even add your child’s photo…they look pretty authentic to me! Plus, this Etsy shop has lots of other Harry Potter invitations to choose from too.
Hogwarts Express Invitations – Etsy
If you’re just way too busy to customize your own invites, this company on Etsy will do all the work for you. Just send them the party info and they’ll send you the completed invitations. All you have to do is hand them out. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Harry Potter Party Decor
DIY Portrait Backdrop – My Poppet
The kids will really feel like they’re at Hogwarts when you hang this brick wall and DIY portraits!
Harry Potter Flying Keys – Tikkido
These flying keys will look great hanging from the ceiling at your Harry Potter party.
Platform 9 3/4 – Tuxedo Cats & Coffee
This is just one of the awesome ideas that I found on this site. They also made a life sized Dementor and Hedwig Welcome Sign to greet all the guests.
Phone Booth & Lots More – Party Ideas
Mirror Of Erised – Delicious Reads
If you have a little extra time, okay a LOT of extra time, it might be pretty cool to have this prop at the party!
Floating Candles – HP Wish List
These DIY floating candles will add a cool ambiance to the party!
Flying Acceptance Letters – Craftster Chic
I love that these “flying” acceptance letters were used as a photo backdrop…such a great idea!
If you don’t feel like making your own decor (or just run out of time like I often do, you can order these fun Harry Potter decorations online:
Harry Potter Crafts & Activities
Wizard Wand With Paper – The Tiptoe Fairy
This is a fun tutorial for making Harry Potter wands out of paper.
Chocolate Golden Snitches – My Poppet
These chocolate golden snitches are a cross between a craft and a yummy treat…the best of both worlds!
Divinations Class Fortune Telling Trick – Tikkido
My girls would have so much fun with this that we may not even wait to have a party to do it! This fortune telling trick will be hugely popular at any Harry Potter party!
Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat – Get Away Today
This free printable from Get Away Today reminds me of similar ones I made when I was a kid…though that was a few years before Harry Potter came along. Putting this origami craft together will keep the kids entertained for awhile.
Bonus: While I didn’t originally think of this Harry Potter Monster Book Of Monsters craft for anything other than a Valentine’s Day box, I just realized that it would make a perfect pinata too. All you have to do is make the mouth smaller and add some rope. This kids will LOVE attacking this monster with a stick!
Need some quick & easy Harry Potter activities and crafts? Check these out…
Harry Potter Goodie Bag Ideas
Hogwarts House Bookmarks – Artsy Fartsy Mama
I love how colorful these Hogwarts bookmarks are and they’re perfect for your Harry Potter goodie bags.
Chocolate Frogs – Creative Southern Home
Goodie bags should always include some kind of treat (at least ours do) and what could be better than these chocolate frogs.
Harry Potter Book Of Spells – More Than Thursdays
Print these out and put them together to make your own cool Harry Potter Book Of Spells.
Glow Stick Broomsticks – One Little Project
You can never go wrong with glow sticks, especially when they come with a Harry Potter theme!
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So I already have an entire post filled with Harry Potter recipes but I HAD to include a few Butterbeer recipes. These are some of my favorites…
Homemade Butterbeer Recipe – My Name Is Snickerdoodle
You can’t have a Harry Potter birthday party without Butterbeer.
Butterbeer Cookie Mugs – Hungry Happenings
How cute are these Butterbeer cookie mugs! I love the glass effect in the middle and definitely plan to try making these sometime soon!
Butterbeer Frozen Custard – Whip & Wander
What goes better with your Harry Potter cake than Butterbeer frozen custard? It seems like a perfect match to me!
Hot Butterbeer – Tip Toe Fairy
I love the idea of hot Butterbeer for fall or winter Harry Potter parties.
Easy Butterbeer Cupcakes – My Poppet
Yumm…it might be worth having a party just to make these cupcakes!
Once you’ve got your invitations, decor and entertainment, you’ll need food! Check out my Harry Potter recipes post for tons of delicious choices from Pumpkin Pastries to Polyjuice Potion Punch.
If you’re looking for awesome Harry Potter gift ideas, you’ll definitely want to check these out!