Celebrating Harry Potter

harry potter party ideasharry potter birthday party ideasIn celebration of the new movie release Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, I’ve included some fun ideas for a Harry Potter party. Wouldn’t his flying blue car be a hit at a Harry Potter party? Fun, fun photo op!! Some very good art skills would be required to paint the moon and car – photo from here.

hogwarts express party ideasHogwarts Express from here.

harry potter birthday party
“Minerva McGonagall” from Seattle put on this fabulous party for her daughters 8th birthday. These photos are from the Potions Class.

Hogwarts Express Platform 9 3/4 sign
Not interested in making your own sign?
Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Wooden Sign 

This is my favorite idea of Minerva’s. The platform 9 3/4 brick wall made out of an old curtain. Check out her blog for fabulous Harry Potter birthday party ideas.

Awesome and amazing Ace of Cakes Hogwarts Castle Cake – image from here.
Harry Potter Cupcake Tower – image from flickr.
Download paper Harry Potter glasses. Via blog.miragestudio7.com

Fold-up paper models would be an inexpensive way to make a castle. This would be a time consuming but cheap way to make a paper castle – not quite Hogwarts.


Dalen OW6 Gardeneer 16-Inch Molded Owl

butterbeer labelIt’s a free down loadable label for drinks at your very own Harry Potter Party. My family loves root beer, but cream soda is a close second! Since wizards love “ButterBeer” (cream soda), I made these drink labels for fun. There are two different labels to download one for 2 liter soda bottle and one for a small 12 ounce bottle. Budget wise the 2 liter bottle makes sense for a large group. A fun activity for party guests would be to make their own butterbeer – add butterscotch syrup to cream soda!

free-download-butterbeer-labelThe label reads:
Cream Soda and Butterscotch Drops
Concocted for Centuries

Clickhere to download the label for the small cream soda 12 ounce bottle. For the large 2 liter soda bottle label click here to download.

I hope this post helps you get started with some fun ideas for planning a Harry Potter party of your own. Some of these ideas are over-the-top party ideas, but hopefully they inspire you to create your own Harry Potter party – whether it’s a simple party or over-the-top celebration! Keep a look out next week for another party post with more Harry Potter party ideas – table decor, favors, etc…

Posted on July 14, 2009
Categories: fabulous parties, harry potter, parties for boys and girls

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  1. Lindsay says:
    July 14, 2009

    GET OUT!

  2. Newburgh Restoration says:
    July 14, 2009

    Those cupcakes are amazing! I want them and I'm not even a kid!

  3. Digi Free says:
    July 15, 2009

    Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 14 Jul [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] – 15 Jul [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

  4. avenir labs says:
    July 15, 2009

    Its really very funny!!!!!!!!!

  5. denise says:
    July 16, 2009

    Thanks for this post – I love a lot of these ideas (especially the brick curtain)

    Also thanks for visiting my blog littleantdesign.blogspot.com and commenting on my HP post. To see pictures of a past Harry Potter party I did you can go to


  6. Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair says:
    July 22, 2009

    What a great post. I love the Platform sign and the brick wall. Too cool!

  7. ElegantSnobbery says:
    July 23, 2009

    Oh my goodness, I want to be invited to a Harry Potter party that has ALL of those things! What an awesome collection of HP party ideas!

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