Harry Potter Party Ideas That Kids Will Love

 

If you also have Hogwarts obsessed children after going on the Harry Potter Studio Tour, my ideas for a Harry Potter themed party will go down well. From making everything look wizardly to cooking simple themed treats and playing fun Potter-esque games, your party guests will be so immersed in the wizarding world of Harry Potter that they won’t want to leave.

 

Decorations

Start as you mean to go on with the décor by creating a Platform 9¾ entrance. First change your house number to 9¾ for the day, then stamp an old bed sheet with a large sponge to look like bricks and make a slit up the middle so you step through the wall to start the party. Set the scene further with some Gryffindor banners and wanted wizard posters adorning the walls, or go the whole hog with easy-to- make flying keys and floating candles. Simply print out some of these paper key and wing templates, glue together and hang from string or invisible wire so they really look like they’re flying. Floating candles needn’t be a fire hazard either, as you can make some by wrapping white card around the base of battery-operated tea lights.

 

Harry Potter party ideas that kids will love

Food

The options for Harry Potter nibbles are vast, from Hufflepuffs (cheese puffs) to Professor Sprout’s veggie garden (crudites). You can even make broomsticks by inserting cheesestrings on breadsticks and securing with a strand of chive. It should all be served with Harry Potter paper plates and cups, of course – get a few different designs with the houses on and kids can choose their favourite. Then wash it down with this easy to prepare, non-alcoholic butterbeer, which tastes just like the stuff you get when you explore Warner Bros Studio Tours.

If you have a talent for baking you might decide to make a themed cake from scratch, but there are also options for those of us who have less time. Harry Potter is so popular now that you can easily pick up a cake in the shops, or make a simple cake like the one Hagrid gave to Harry in the Philosopher’s Stone, using this recipe. It’s ideal for baking novices as the decoration is purposefully messy.

 

Harry Potter party ideas that kids will love

Party bags

Whatever goodies you’re thinking of putting in your party bags, make them look like the genuine article by turning the bags into broomsticks like these. If your kids love to make things, they can design a wand for each of their friends and use this as the broom handle part of the bag instead. Find some sticks from the garden or woods – the more knobbly the better – give them a clean and decorate with paint and glitter then wrap the handle with string. It’s as easy as that!

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Games

As well as the usual pass the parcel and musical chairs, you have to throw some Hogwarts inspired games into the mix. Print a picture of Harry and you can play pin the glasses, or the lightning shaped scar. For older kids, save the wand-making for the party itself and get everyone involved. Or how about a game of Quidditch? This could be a ‘Find the Golden Snitch’ treasure hunt or even table Quidditch, where the aim is to bounce a rubber ball through different height hoops into a container.

 

I’d love to see any Harry Potter party ideas you make. Just take a photo, post it on social media and tag me!

 

 

*This is a collaborative post.

Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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21 Comments

  1. 22/07/2017 / 10:59 pm

    adorbs. Still waiting for my oldest to get into Harry Potter.
    #fabfriday

  2. 23/07/2017 / 2:28 pm

    Su! These are all great ideas. My Big, she is reading Harry Potter 5 now. We love Harry! Actually, every fall, a town close by turns into Hogwarts for one of the largest Harry Potter Festivals in the country! All good, and all from books! We may take you up on these great ideas if the girls choose! Awesome! #FabFridayPost xoxo

    • 02/08/2017 / 12:28 pm

      Wow! A bookworm! OMG! I can’t imagine how a whole town would turn into Hogwarts. That must be so much fun! Please do take some photos of the event. I would love to see them. xx

  3. 23/07/2017 / 10:04 pm

    Awesome ideas here. My two girls have been Harry Potter mad at times and both loved Harry Potter world. I’m just waiting for the wee man to become old enough to get into it. #FabFridayPost

    • 02/08/2017 / 1:15 pm

      Oh! How wonderful! I bet they will love these ideas for their parties. x

  4. 24/07/2017 / 11:05 am

    We love Harry Potter. The film studio is fairly near us and we must be due another visit at some point. These are all great fun ideas for a party 🙂

  5. 24/07/2017 / 9:02 pm

    Great ideas. I always try to make party food that matches the theme, the kids love it. Those party bags are fantastic!
    #FabFridayPost

    • 02/08/2017 / 1:25 pm

      Thanks. I do try too, but sometimes I just need to leave it to the professionals such as Birthday Cake. I really don’t know how to bake massive cakes. lol! x

  6. 26/07/2017 / 11:54 pm

    So cute!! My kids are super big Harry Potter fans! #fabfridaypost

  7. 27/07/2017 / 11:53 am

    I made these party bags one year as you know we are massive Harry Potter fans here and I’d love to do another themed party. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • 02/08/2017 / 1:41 pm

      Oh Wow! They are great aren’t they. I know that you are a huge fan of HP from reading your blog. : D xx

  8. 27/07/2017 / 12:32 pm

    Oh I love this!! Those party bags look amazing, what a fab idea! My kids are big fans of Harry Potter, I’ve still never seen it! #fabfridaypost

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