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Harry Potter Themed Party Ideas

Discover amazing Harry Potter themed party ideas inspired by the enchanting world of the Harry Potter books and movies– perfect for die-hard fans of all ages.

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Are you a Harry Potter fan looking to host the ultimate themed party? You’re not alone! Many Potterheads are eager to bring the wizarding world to life and celebrate their love of the series with friends and family. With a little creativity and imagination, your Harry Potter birthday party is sure to be a hit!

Platform 9 3/4 with luggage cart from Harry Potter

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, there’s nothing more magical than throwing a Harry Potter themed party. And with the Harry Potter franchise still going strong after all these years, it’s the perfect time to dust off your wizard robes and get ready to party like a Hogwarts student.

Let’s face it, Harry Potter is more than just a series of books and movies. It’s a whole universe with its own language, customs, and traditions. And if you’re a die-hard fan, a Harry Potter themed party is the perfect opportunity to let your fandom flag fly.

Harry Potter Themed Party

  • A Sorting Hat ceremony to determine the houses of your guests.
  • Setting up a Great Hall-style banquet table with decorations like floating candles and Hogwarts banners.
  • Decorate your space with Harry Potter references like portraits of Hogwarts founders, the Mirror of Erised, and a dragon hanging over the mantlepiece. With a little creativity, you can turn your living room or backyard into a Hogwarts common room, a Forbidden Forest, or even Diagon Alley.
  • A wand-making station where guests can create their own wand, or have a professional come in and teach a wand-making class.

Here’s a great youtube video I found that shows you how to make them yourself.

Harry Potter Party Games

Whether you’re a kid or just a kid-at-heart, there’s nothing like playing games at a party. And when it comes to Harry Potter themed parties, there are plenty of wizarding world-inspired games and activities to choose from.

Playing Quidditch- There is actually a real sport of quidditch that is pretty serious, but here are some simple backyard rules that you can use for your party.

Pass the Golden Snitch.

Pin the lightning bolt on Harry’s forehead or Pin the Nose on Voldemort.

Harry Potter Trivia – Hosting a trivia contest to test guests’ knowledge on all seven books about the Harry Potter universe and offering prizes for winners.

Charades – act out Harry Potter character names, spells and scenes

Flying keys scavenger hunt – find the key to escape the room

Horcrux hunt – search for hidden horcrux objects around the house and yard

Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans taste test – try a variety of jelly bean flavors and guess which Hogwarts-inspired flavor it is.

Overall, Harry Potter themed parties are a fantastic way to celebrate the wizarding world and connect with fellow fans. So go ahead and summon your Inner Hermione or Harry, and plan a magical celebration that would make even Dumbledore proud!

Happy Partying!