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Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas – Part 1

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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…

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PARTY PROJECTS 1-6:

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

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

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

51 responses to “Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas – Part 1”

  1. Does anyone have the Honeyduke's Treat Mix template saved? I can not open it through the main site. Any help would be greatly appreciated! My son's bday party is in a few weeks and we were planning on using this template for the goody bags. Please help!

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  4. savannah says:

    Great ideas and best party ever