If you are a Harry Potter fan or want to throw a birthday party for a hardcore Potter-head, now you can with a kickass Harry Potter themed birthday party. No matter if the birthday kid is 4 or 40, they are going to love it. Check out this descriptive guide to know about how to throw a harry potter birthday party.
- Guest list-
Firstly, make a guest list of people you want to invite to your party. This will help you divide your guests randomly into four Hogwart’s houses- Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff. This step will help you send them invitations which will inform them about their house.
Use every element from the movie to create an Uber- cool invitation. Take the inspiration from Hedwig owl and Golden Egg to send a cool invitation. Here are some of the creative ideas used by people who threw a Harry Potter birthday themed party. You can send a batch, House scarf or a letter to let them know which House they belong to and ask them to dress accordingly.
To entice your guests to the fun-zone, you can have a platform 9 ¾ – inspired entrance. Let them walk into the magical party just like Harry did. This will be a kickass harry potter birthday themed decoration.
Great Hall Replica
Recreating Great Hall from the movie can add more drama to your theme.
Hanging winged keys
Remember the scene when Harry tried to find a perfect key in the swarm of flying keys. You can use that as an inspiration to have a hanging piece of winged keys in your party too.
If you are throwing a Harry Potter themed party, then you can’t miss out on having Butterbeer for your guests.
Recreate gold snitch ball by attaching wings (drawn on paper) to the chocolate truffles.
Add on the sweet treat with owl cupcakes for your guests.
Keep the food to be served in the black vessels like those used in the movie. Use copper vessels like copper plates, glasses, and water jar.
Pour the sauces into glass jars and name every jar with wizard-y names to make them look straight out of Hogwarts class.
Similarly, get multi-colored beverages for your party and name them differently. Below are few examples for your reference.
If you are a Potter fan, you must be familiar with the magical Marauder’s map which has been a fantasy of many to be owned. You can bring the fantasy into the party by creating an adventurous scavenger hunt which has a map just like Marauder’s map. Make use of maximum Harry Potter spell references to make it even cooler and fun to play.
Quidditch Pong Game
This game is definitely going to be the most liked activity by your guests. The rules remain the same as that of the beer pong. To make the game more Harry Potter-ish, make three rings on three stands as shown below and place them between the two cup sets and the person should goal by passing the ball through the stands.
Guess the artifact
For this game, you will need four colored boxes for four teams (based on their allotted Houses) and random artifacts to be kept inside it. Make a hole in the box which will be used by the person to insert their hand in the box and try to guess the artifact. The team with maximum correct guesses wins.
This can be your kid’s favorite activity of the night. Make a dementor shaped pinata and hand your kid with a huge magic wand. Ask him to use the spell of ‘Expecto Patronum’ before hitting the pinata to make him feel like a wizard while doing the task.
- Photo Booth-
You cannot miss having a Photobooth ‘cause every party demands thousands of photos to be taken. Mugshot photo booth would be the best option for you. Along with it, collect Harry Potter props like magic wands, Harry glasses, Hogwarts House scarves, Books, Cloaks, Sorting hat, etc.
- Birthday cake
A birthday can not be complete without the celebratory cake. Since you would have taken a lot of efforts on the party invitation, food and decor, you can’t afford to let the birthday cake which is the highlight of the night be blatant. Here are few fabulous ideas for a Harry Potter themed birthday cake for you to get one for your party.
- Party favours
To keep your guests talking about your party for days, end your party in a wizardly manner. Hand away Potter themed party favours to let your guests take some magic away with them.
You can either make your own DIY treats or buy something which relates to the Harry Potter theme.
If you want to go DIY, Quidditch treats bags would be perfect for you.
You can create House-specific goodie bags with a scarf, cookies, jelly beans jar, etc.
So, here you have a complete guide on how to throw a fabulous Harry Potter themed birthday party.
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