The Harry Potter series is probably the most popular kids series of all time (that’s just a guess) and is filled with fantastic tales of magic and sorcery, growing up and making choices, and creatures beyond imagination. A Harry Potter Birthday Party is just the ticket for a creative birthday celebration.
Start off by making your invitations – on parchment paper, write something like, “We are pleased to invite you to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, to commemorate the day of birth of Miss (Master) ________.” You can gently tear the edges or dip in coffee for an aged look. There are, of course, fabulous invitations with matching party supplies available, too.
As the kids arrive, sort them into their houses by placing the sorting hat on their head and calling out a name (“Hufflepuff,” “Ravenclaw,” “Gryffindor” and “Slytherin”). The winner of the games you play also wins a point for their house.
- Bernie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans: you can purchase Jelly Belly’s (add in some of their BeanBoozled Flavors, too!!!) for the kids to taste test. The kid who guesses the correct flavor the most, wins
- Quidditch: a fun outdoor game played just like broom hockey (no high sticks, please)
- Potion Creation: have a table set up with fruit juices, sodas, spices, and stirring wands. The kids can then vote on the “tastiest” potion.
- Wand Decoration: have wooden dowels, glitter, markers, ribbon, and glue so the little muggles can decorate their own wands
As you can see, the activity list can go on and on… Just don’t forget the awesome party favors to send home.
Serve up glorious food like chicken legs, corn on the cob, potato salad, and fruit skewers. The kids will dig right in as if expecting the house elves to keep their plates filled.
With these ideas, your Harry Potter Birthday Party should be a fantastic affair.