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60 Ideas for a Harry Potter Themed Party ...

By Neecey

Who wouldn't love a Harry Potter theme party? Whether you're 10 or 50, the boy wizard is so beloved that a whole industry has grown around him and his adventures. The stories touched our hearts and Rowling's wizarding world must surely be one of the most famous icons of our time If you're planning a Harry Potter theme party, here are some wheezingly good ideas to consider.

1 Photo Booth

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An absolute must for any Harry Potter theme party.

2 Golden Snitch

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Easily made using yummy Ferrero Rocher chocolates. Make wings from paper or even use feathers from the craft shop. (Don't pull out owl feathers!)


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3 Gryffindor Common Room Entrance

art,advertising,illustration,picture frame,drawing,Source: wattlebird: Harry Potter Party Decorations

Blow up a picture of the Fat Lady to stick on the door. Don't forget to put the password on the invites. You could even have someone dress up as the Fat Lady to greet your arrivals, only letting them in when they say the password.

4 Follow the Spiders

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Take it one step further. Have your spiders around the house in trails leading to the bathroom - your very own Chamber of Secrets.

5 Wands

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Pass this around to all your guests so they can all turn up with their very own wands.

6 Butterbeer

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Can't have a Harry Potter theme party without butterbeer. There are plenty of recipes online - alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

7 Invitations

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You won't believe how many printables you can find online for your Harry Potter party. There's everything from owl post packages to Hogwarts Express tickets to parchment scrolls.

8 Candy Corn Broomsticks

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Tutorial available online. Great for decorating the candy table.

9 Quidditch Pong

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The indoor version of the wizard game. Outdoor version coming further down the page. Organize your own Quidditch World Cup tournament for prizes. (Don't let the Death Eaters in though).

10 Dementor Remedy

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Have plenty of dementor defender chocolate on hand.

11 Keys with Wings

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Great and easy decor idea if you've got access to a bunch of old fashioned keys (from the Sorcerer’s Stone).

12 Platform 9 ¾

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Look online for instructions on how to turn a bed sheet into the platform wall.

13 Mind Your Step

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Go to town with signs all around the house with references to the stories. Maybe a sign on a bedroom door saying Professor McGonagall's office. A sign on the kitchen door saying House elves Only ... that kind of thing.

14 Moaning Myrtle

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Love it! Stick a piccie of Myrtle above the bath too (a la Goblet of Fire)

15 Ministry of Magic

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An alternative to Moaning Myrtle.

16 Whomping Willow

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Decorations for a Hogwarts theme party don't have to all be indoors.

17 Owl Post

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Cute way to deliver your invites.

18 Patronus

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Oh my! What a clever idea.

19 Invisibility Cloaks

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20 Dragon Eggs

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Keep Hagrid away from these or he'll be stuffing them in his pockets.

21 Gillyweed

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Made simply from green gummy worms in a decorated jar.

22 Lumos

lighting,technology,LUNOS,NOX,Source: My Own Little Women: Harry ...

So clever.

23 Harry Potter Party Game

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Great version of the classic party game - Pin the Scar on Harry.

24 Books

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Easy decorating idea that won't be hard on your budget.

25 Hogwarts Letters

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Hang Hogwarts letters from thread

26 Mudbloods Beware

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Don't use your best red lipstick.

27 Ice Cream Toppings

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Doesn't have to be toppings for ice cream. Use the same
idea for your candy or food table.

28 Mandrake Cakes

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These are made by sticking plastic babies/dolls into chocolate cakes.

29 Whomping Willow

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Make the branches by scrunching up brown paper or filling old panty hose.

30 Potions

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Make the contents from water and food coloring.

31 Hat Cupcakes

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Easy food for a Harry Potter themed party.

32 House Scarves

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If you can knit, you can whip up a batch of house scarves in no time.

33 Dementor's Kiss-Away

Muggle Shirt,food,produce,DEMENTORS,KISS,Source: Pieces by Polly: Free Harry ...

Transform some Hershey kisses.

34 Signpost

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Put one in your garden to guide your guests.

35 Liquid Luck

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Don't forget to have plenty of Felix Felicis around.

36 Owl Parcel Post

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Another simple to make décor idea.

37 Chocolate Frogs

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Careful, they've got one good jump in them.

38 Marauder's Map


Printable available online.

39 Potions Cupboard

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List must include boomslang skin, lacewing flies, veritaserum, and bubble juice. and don't forget the bezoars.

40 Levitating Lemon Drops

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Or maybe call them sherbet lemons, Dumbledore's favorite muggle candy.

41 Harry Potter Party Drinks-

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Alternatives to butterbeer.

42 Wands

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Make sure there's one for everyone.

43 Basilisk Calzone

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Search out recipes for Harry Potter party food if you want more than candy and sweets. Don't forget the cauldron cakes and pumpkin pasties.

44 Free Printables

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Just to give you an idea of the printable available for free online.

45 Licorice Wands

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Hope you've got a Honeydukes near you to stock up on supplies.

46 Potter Party Games

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If you want games create your own from ideas inspired by the stories or search the internet. Even something as simple as "Guess the number of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans" or "Find the Snitch treasure hunt" would be fun.

47 Harry Potter Food

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There's lots of food mentioned in the stories so you shouldn't be short of inspiration for your Harry Potter party food. Don't forget Harry's favorite treacle tart.

48 Floating Candles

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Obviously, if you use real candles to hang from your ceiling, you can't light them.

49 Quidditch

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The outdoor version of Quidditch as promised.

50 Potage's Cauldron Shop

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Dedicate corners of your rooms/house top various establishments of Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade.

51 Basilisk

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Spray paint a rubber snake and attach it to the sink in your Chamber of Secrets bathroom.

52 Education Decrees

lighting,PROCLAMATIEN,PRIGLAMATION,DrcrmuL,LITIAOULRICIUI,Source: Welcome to Hogwarts!

Make your own or use free printables.

53 Drinking Games

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Adults only!

54 Owl Cake

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Just search Harry Potter cake to find all sorts of designs from owls to sorting hats.

55 Harry Potter Party - Sorting Hat

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Make from old fabric and needle and thread.

56 Cauldron Punch

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Make punch according to your guest list's age.

57 Undesirable No 1


Boy, your printer is going to be working hard when you throw a Harry Potter theme party.

58 Pin the Sock on Dobby

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Another version of the "pin the tail on..." game.

59 Pensieve

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What will your guests see?

60 Balloon Spider


Put them in dark corners.

If you're throwing a Harry Potter party you can spend lots of money on buying lots of props and decorations or you can let your imagination run wild. If you know the books and films really well, you won't need much impetus to get your creative juices flowing.

Are you going to throw a Harry Potter Party? Share your ideas please!

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