09 Apr

Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas – Part 1

Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas

For all the Harry Potter fans out there – or parents of fans looking to throw a themed birthday bash for your little ones – I wanted to share some of the 12 Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas that I recently worked on for iVillage.com, which include everything from themed food & drinks to favors & activities!

Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas

Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas

You can find all the how-to info on each project over at iVillage, and detailed images of the first 6 projects in this post. (Part 2 with images of the next 6 projects will be posted on Monday.) Here goes…



1. Quidditch-Inspired Party Favors inspired by Martha Stewart’s Halloween Witch Brooms – but this Harry Potter” version features edible pretzel rod broomsticks, gold ribbon accents (to mimic the gold detailing on the Quidditch brooms), and is filled with “Honeyduke’s Special Wizard’s Treat Mix” (pictured below).

2. Magic Color-Changing Drinks (pictured above)

3. Honeyduke’s Special Wizard’s Treat Mix – featuring edible Honey Nut Chex Mix, Gryffindor-inspired burgundy and gold M&M’s, and novelty gummy candies like spiders, frogs and worms + a free downloadable treat sign:

Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas

Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas

4. Potion Jar Centerpieces – featuring magical (and mostly creepy!) ingredients from the series like Bloodworms (spaghetti with marinara), Gillyweed (backyard weeds in green-tinted water) and Hippogriff Gizzards (canned oysters) + free downloadable jar labels (jars purchased at Ikea)

Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas

Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas

Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas

5. Official Hogwarts Party Invitations

Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas

6. Transfiguration Booth – a themed DIY Photo Booth / fun dress-up activity!

Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas

Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas

Stay tuned for Part 2: Projects 6-12, coming soon!

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Alison SAYS:

OH MY GOD….ohmygodohmygod….
This is the CUTEST thing I’ve seen in weeks. LOVE THIS!! I think I want to throw a party now…

April 9, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Elisha Akram SAYS:

This is party theme and design is fabulous!

April 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Robin SAYS:

Some really great ideas! Love the labels on the jars, kids would love this! So many of these ideas could work for a regular Halloween party if Harry Potter ever loses popularity, although that’s not likely to happen anytime soon!

April 9, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Tina Saib SAYS:

WOW! I love all the ideas, and can’t wait to use this at my kids birthday party!

April 9, 2010 at 12:28 pm


Am I too old to have this party for my birthday? Seriously, love it!

April 9, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Valerie Allen SAYS:

So, so awesome! I can’t wait for my girls to get old enough to enjoy HP so we can have a HP themed party.

April 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Pretty Party Studio SAYS:

Super Fun!

April 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Pili SAYS:

Amazing! I need to have this bookmarked!

April 9, 2010 at 12:47 pm

[email protected] At Home SAYS:

Those are amazing ideas, Jenn!

April 9, 2010 at 1:14 pm

leah SAYS:

I am throwing a wizard party for my son in june. These are great ideas, maybe I will have to add some to his party. Thanks.

April 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Erin SAYS:

So, so cool!! What a great idea… and with so many amazing details. Love it!

April 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm


Great details! Love it! My sister would die for this party! (and she’s almost 30 lol)

Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
party inspiration

April 9, 2010 at 2:07 pm

amanda Kreller SAYS:

Seriously amazing!! Love it and wish I had a reason to throw this party!!! As always, thanks for sharing!!

April 9, 2010 at 2:11 pm

gina SAYS:

Colored drinks. Simple. Brilliant. Epic.

April 9, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Tammy - My Party File SAYS:

Magical ideas! I particularly love the colour changing drinks – my kids would love this!.
I made some dinosaur eggs that could easily become dragon eggs, and would make a great addition to the Harry Potter theme. You’ll find them here

April 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm

At Home with Kim Vallee SAYS:

Wow! Brilliant execution and fun ideas for the kids

April 10, 2010 at 5:40 am


Where was this when I did my daughter’s HP party last October? THis would have saved me a LOT of work. Cute ideas. Thanks for the continuted inspiration.

April 10, 2010 at 11:27 am

twin xl SAYS:

So many creative ideas!!! Love the broomstick favors :)

April 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Martha Shmartha SAYS:

Cool ideas. I just threw a Hogwarts party for my 7 year old. It was so fun!

April 13, 2010 at 5:33 am
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