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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…



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!

By | 2018-09-07T08:48:47+00:00 April 9th, 2010|Kids Birthday|51 Comments

About the Author:

JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource. HWTM brings creative entertaining ideas to light through an inspirational “how-to” website and popular daily blog. Having hosted countless celebrations herself, ranging from special occasion showers and everyday get-togethers to large events, Sbranti now shares her contemporary style and no-fuss approach to entertaining with others. Her ideas have been featured in media outlets such as People, InStyle Weddings, Life&Style, Real Simple, and Extra! TV, and she is a featured contributor for several well-respected online communities, including iVillage.com and BHG.com. Sbranti resides in San Diego with her husband {and business partner} Sonny and their sweet 1-year old daughter, Macy.


  1. Alison April 9, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    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…

  2. Elisha Akram April 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    This is party theme and design is fabulous!

  3. Robin April 9, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    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!

  4. Tina Saib April 9, 2010 at 12:28 pm

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

  5. Kim April 9, 2010 at 12:34 pm

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

  6. Valerie Allen April 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    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.

  7. Pretty Party Studio April 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Super Fun!

  8. Pili April 9, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Amazing! I need to have this bookmarked!

  9. [email protected] At Home April 9, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Those are amazing ideas, Jenn!

  10. leah April 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    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.

  11. Erin April 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm

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

  12. Kim April 9, 2010 at 2:07 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

  13. amanda Kreller April 9, 2010 at 2:11 pm

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

  14. gina April 9, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Colored drinks. Simple. Brilliant. Epic.

  15. Tammy - My Party File April 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    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

  16. At Home with Kim Vallee April 10, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Wow! Brilliant execution and fun ideas for the kids

  17. JIll April 10, 2010 at 11:27 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.

  18. twin xl April 11, 2010 at 7:17 pm

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

  19. Martha Shmartha April 13, 2010 at 5:33 am

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

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