Fact Number 543 about me: I love Harry Potter. I know, me and everyone else, right? Well if you have a little one (or a not-so-little one) who also loves Harry Potter, I’m here today to pass along some GREAT party ideas! I found these over at one of my favorite blogs, Hostess with the Mostess. Be sure to check out the HWTM site for even more Harry Potter birthday ideas!
I LOVE these Hogwarts invitations, and they’re so easy to make! These are simply invitations printed out on parchment paper and sealed with a wax seal (available at your local craft store).
This next idea is so creative. Darn that Hostess with the Mostess! She suggests dropping a few drops of food coloring in plastic cups and letting it dry. Cover the drops with ice, and then when it’s time to serve, pour in a clear drink. As it moistens the dry food coloring, the drinks will *magically* change color!
And I love these simple, but cute little favors!
Of course, you could make your Harry Potter as simple or complex as you like. Here are a few more ideas I thought of:
Simple: Have kids ride around on broomsticks. Complex: Stage an all-out Quidditch match. Rules for Muggles are here.
Simple: Give each kid a box of Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans. Complex: Set up a whole candy bar with “magical” candy dessert table. You can find a lot of the candy here, but you can make your own as well!
Simple: Give the kiddos a Harry Potter trivia quiz. Complex: Set up a “Goblet of Fire” scavenger hunt complete with knowledge and physical challenges.
Simple: Have the kids dress as their favorite Harry Potter characters. Complex: Hire the cast of the Harry Potter movies to make an appearence at your party…okay this is getting a bit out of hand, I better be off to bed! Night!