A Harry Potter Birthday {Part 1}

Earlier this year I introduced Angie to Harry Potter. She was hooked from the first chapter of The Philosopher’s Stone and has been living in her own Hogwarts-dreamland ever since. She even sent herself a Hogwarts letter.

So, of course, she wanted a Harry Potter themed party for her seventh birthday. It works so well as a theme, and I had a ton of fun planning. Here’s how it turned out.

Dressing Up For Hogwarts

A Harry Potter Birthday {Part 1}

The girls decided the Monday before that they wanted to dress up, so in between getting everything ready, I had to knit two scarves, find school uniforms – thank goodness for PEP – and make robes. (I basically just boughts a lot of black material, measured by height, and cut. I stitched Angie’s sides, but Emmy is small enough that I could just cut arm holes and it worked.) Angie was a bit put out that I didn’t buy her school shoes to go with the uniform, so I had to remind her that she doesn’t actually go to school.

They loved their hats and were quite ready to wear them to church the next day until I pointed out that a) they weren’t appropriate church-wear, and b) they didn’t go with the pink dresses they were wearing.

Harry Potter Party Snacks

There are so many fun food ideas that I had trouble knowing where to stop. I used this free font for the labels and birthday bunting.

A Harry Potter Birthday {Part 1}

I bought a huge pack of jelly babies from Makro. No dodgy flavours here, just sugar.

A Harry Potter Birthday {Part 1}

How cool is my veggie platter? I saw the idea for the cucumber snake on Pinterest.

A Harry Potter Birthday {Part 1}

You can’t have a Potter party without wands.

A Harry Potter Birthday {Part 1}

I could only find the huge frog moulds, so whoever picked one of these had plenty of chocolate. Rafe stole my brother’s (out of his hand) and I had to rescue it because that’s a lot of chocolate for such a little person.

A Harry Potter Birthday {Part 1}

I got bags of chocolate Kruger Rands at Makro.

A Harry Potter Birthday {Part 1}

Who doesn’t love sour worms?

A Harry Potter Birthday {Part 1}

These got put on the adults’ table, because: Lindt.

A Harry Potter Birthday {Part 1}

I stuck a pretzel in each cupcake to make them look like cauldrons.

A Harry Potter Birthday {Part 1}

What else was I going to label the juice as?

A Harry Potter Birthday {Part 1}

This was pretty much just for Rafe, who is addicted to Flings.

A Harry Potter Birthday {Part 1}

The icing flopped a bit but I’m told the cookies were delicious. I used this sugar cookie recipe. I attempted to do Harry’s scar and the deathly hallows symbol. The A’s were for Angie and the 7 for her seventh birthday.

Make sure you check back in tomorrow for A Harry Potter Party {Part 2}. In the meantime, take a look at my Harry Potter Party Ideas board on Pinterest.


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