Have you ever wanted to be a wizard or witch? After the Harry Potter movies came out everyone wanted to be a student at Hogwarts! Guess what, you still can be by having your own Harry Potter party!
Although the last Harry Potter movie came out in 2011, the hype surrounding the young wizard is still here (especially since J.K. Rowling is writing new novels). Eeek! Super excited!
Harry Potter is definitely in the same ranks as Star Wars (in my opinion). What I mean in terms of it being a movie franchise that inspired a whole new subculture.
Truth be told, the hype was real even before the movies came out. But with the movies, everyone learned who Harry Potter was. And for Harry Potter fans, arts, crafts, and accessories are a critical part of their lifestyle.
That being said, I have some crafts here that you can easily make. You can use dollar store finds and household items for an absolutely magical effect for your birthday or Halloween party!
When I was younger my mom created a whole party for my younger brothers birthday right before going to the first Harry Potter movie came out. I knew back then that Harry Potter was going to be huge. Years later I helped my cousin create a Harry Potter birthday party for her daughter who was turning 11!
Here are some of the photos of what we did to create our own Harry Potter birthday party.
So now it’s time to create your own Harry Potter inspired party!
Harry Potter’s Birthday Cake
Found from Diamonds for Dessert
You can’t have a party without some cake and you can’t have cake at a Harry Potter party without a cake from Hagrid’s cake. Have fun making such an iconic cake that is really easy to make!
Craft Magic Wands
Found from Red Ted Art
You can’t have a Harry Potter party without a wand and it has never been easier to make a magical wand. Start with a wooden dowel and then use a hot glue gun to create fun and unique designs onto the wooden dowels. Then glue a handle like beads or pieces rocks, even an apron works. Finally have fun painting them as uniquely as the design of the wand. Each wand is different so the “wizard” can pick their own wand!
Harry Potter DIY Fleece Scarves
Found from On My Side of the Room
Here is an easy DIY tutorial to make your own Harry Potter scarves. Harry wore one, his friends wore one, and now you can wear one. The Gryffindor scarf is one of the most popular accessories Potter fans wear. And yes, you can always order one from Amazon. But how much fun it would be to make one for yourself!
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Found from HP Wish List
You can’t get much easier than this with this DIY project! Make your own floating lights using paper towel rolls, hot glue gun, paint, fishing wire and battery tea lights. It’s a simple project that totally transforms your home into the Great Hall in Harry Potter.
DIY Sorting Hat
Found from Practically Functional
It’s easy enough to turn a regular paper mâché hat into a sorting hat. Find the “hat” at a Michaels or local craft store and continue to make the face of the hat. Display it in the front of the party so your party guests can see what house they belong too. As a bonus you can use the hat for a Halloween decoration too!
Found from Bite Sized Biggie
When you’re throwing a Harry Potter-inspired party, you just can’t ignore golden snitches. It was a crucial part of the whole Harry Potter series. Using chocolate candies and these wing templates you can make a whole bowl of golden snitches.
DIY Black Robes
Found from Pieces by Polly
This is perfect for little kids. Every Hogwarts student wears robes so it only makes sense to have them when throwing a Harry Potter party. Create your own black robes by using a large black shirt. This tutorial gives you an exact blueprint to create awesome black robes!
DIY Platform 9 ¾
Found from East Coast Mommy
Welcome your guests into your party with your own Platform 9 ¾. Use an old bed sheet, a sponge and red paint to create the bricks. Then simply cut a slit into the sheet so everyone can enter through the DIY Platform.
Found from Craftster Chic
Put your fireplace to use. String or tape DIY Hogwarts letters together and have them coming out of the fireplace or along the brick of the fireplace for an awesome and realistic affect!
Found from Jennifer Chaney
Create your own Owlrey! Where Hedwig, Pigwidgon and friends are ready to deliver the official Hogwarts party invitations!
Found from Centsational Style
Announce your loyalties to the different houses by hanging these banners. Hang them on your mantel with DIY old world parchment paper for the full affect. Create your own banners easily with this tutorial!
Found from Love is in my Tummy
Butterbeer is a classic Harry Potter drink. It is one that you can have warm or cold. It tastes like a less sweet butterscotch drink. It is so easy to make with just five ingredients. It’s already perfect for kids but for the adults have some rum on the side!
Chamber of Secrets Mirror
Found from Thrifty Little Mom
The same red acrylic paint or any washable paint used for the brick wall can be used on the chamber room mirror warning all ‘enemies of the heir’.
Found from Amazon
I love these fun snack ideas! These Chocolate frog molds are super cute! Add melted chocolate and you’ve got some pretty darn cute finger desserts for guests!
DIY Wine Bottle Candles
Found from Potter Frenchy Party
Create the atmosphere of your party with these wine bottle candles. Get bulk wax a craft store then melt it on the stovetop and pour it over the empty bottles. It is such an easy craft that you can use for some many parties!
Quidditch Popcorn Brooms
Found from Catch My Party
Quidditch brooms made from paper bag and filled with popcorn. Have a popcorn bar and have every guest create them own fun combination of popcorn. Have some pretzel rods and easily cut the bags for the quidditch broom sticks!
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You can’t be a wizard without practicing potions. These DIY potion necklaces are a great activity for the guests but also a perfect party favor that they can make and always remember your awesome party.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a fun and magical Harry Potter party. Use your creative “powers” to pull off a Potter party!
It’s Potter Party Time!
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