Angie had a ball at her Harry Potter themed birthday party – and I had a lot of fun planning it. If you missed it, take a look at yesterday’s Harry Potter party food post.
Don’t you just love a good dress-up party?
I couldn’t find a uniform small enough for Rafe, so I painted a Gryffindor tie on a T-shirt for him.
Harry Potter Décor
Poor Myrtle, all alone in the bathroom.
I printed out these book covers. Angie was quite disappointed they were covering my books, and not actual Hogwarts textbooks.
I made these with wooden skewers, a glue gun and paint. Quick and easy.
For party favours, I bought a few packs of pencils and glued feathers to them.
As each guest arrive, they had to stick their hand into a hat and pull out a badge.
Harry Potter Party Games
Find the snitch! I glued some cardboard wings to a ping pong ball and hid it in the garden before the guests arrived.
Dragon egg and spoon race. I bought some polystyrene eggs at Evermore and painted them in the house colours, then stuck some jewel stickers on to make them look more dragon-like.
Pin the scar on Harry. Angie quite liked the idea of “pin the nose on Voldemort” but I talked her out of it. I cut out lightning bolts in the house colours.
Harry Potter Cake
Angie wanted Harry’s face on a cake, and though I was tempted to go with the pink icing and “Happee Birthdae” Hagrid-style, I gave her what she wanted. I printed the picture at a baking shop, and the sweet old lady who works there got very excited and told me how much she loved Harry Potter too. “I haven’t seen the movies,” she confessed in a whisper, and I said, “The books are better.”
For more ideas take a look at my Harry Potter Party Ideas Pinterest board.