In 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.
“Minerva McGonagall” from Seattle put on this fabulous party for her daughters 8th birthday. These photos are from the Potions Class.
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.
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.
It’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!
Cream Soda and Butterscotch Drops
Concocted for Centuries
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…