Harry Potter is the most popular and most loved boy wizard around the world. The amazing world of the witches and the wizards fascinates children and adults alike. Therefore a Harry potter themed birthday party would be an excellent way to celebrate your dear one’s birthday. So bring your wands out and create some magical moments.
Harry Potter Themed Birthday Party Ideas
Party Arrangements And Decoration
Party arrangements may include lots of candles, Halloween pumpkin lanterns, owl cut out pictures etc. Decorate them in a way to give your place a feel of Hogwarts or as a wizard’s home. You could also arrange portraits to decorate the walls as in Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry to create the atmosphere. In case your planning it at a different venue then you could ask your friends and neighbors help in the party arrangements or seek some professional help from decorators.
Personalized invitations can be prepared with owl pictures and feathers.You could send some red envelopes reminding ‘Howlers’. If you are creative enough then send your invitations cut in the shape of an owl which does make it an owl post literally. Nice calligraphic writing or text would look decent and almost wizard like and ancient.
It would remind Dumbledore’s messages to Harry Potter. If you wish to see your guests in Harry Potter inspired costumes like that of cloaks then do mention it in the invitation so that it sets the mood for the theme party. Specify timings, venue and other things which you think is necessary. If you do not have the time to prepare invitations then you could buy Harry Potter inspired invitations in stores if they are available or buy online.
Prepare food with exquisite names resembling the dishes in Harry Potter series. Nice pies, Butter beer or ginger beers, iced pumpkin juice are few things which can be included in the menu. Treacle tart is Harry’s all time favorite. You can include some of your family and friends’ preferences along with these. Don’t forget your kid’s favorite dish as it is a his/her birthday celebration. A nice big cake with scribbled writing would definitely look like its from Hagrid as Harry received a similar cake on his eleventh birthday and would definitely go with the theme.
Activity For Kids
Party must be planned keeping in mind whether it is for adults or kids. For kids, you could arrange a magic show with the magician dressed as Dumbledore. You can arrange a ‘Sorting Ceremony’ where the kids would pick a card to decide which house they belong to. Children can put on long cloaks and pointed hats as in Harry Potter or they could dress up as their favorite character.
You can entertain the children with some games like ‘Memorize like Hermione’ where the child who writes the maximum number of spells in a given time wins. You could give prizes accordingly which might be like the Harry Potter books or movie discs or any other merchandise.
Activity For Adults And Teens
The guests may be asked to come dressed as their favorite character. They can have a ‘Harry Potter Quiz’ where the guests can form teams or play individually. The teams can be named after the four houses i.e. Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw as that of Harry Potter. A house cup can be awarded for the best team.
Make sure to prepare good questions for the quiz to keep up the excitement. You could plan to screen all the movies back to back for the guests. If the books interest you more, you could plan a reading session where each person enacts a character. It would be lots of fun and would turn very exciting as the story progresses. ‘Harry Potter games’ are also an interesting option if you and your friends are into gaming.
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Activities For Everyone
In case the party involves both kids and adults then plan in a way that entertains both the guests. Adults can choose to play the characters of Hogwarts teachers’ whereas the kids can choose any student character they like. They can all be sorted into teams with the teachers and you can plan games or quiz for them. You could plan basic some games which everyone likes and reward the winners with a special gift.
Harry Potter merchandise can be given as return gifts or you could give quills and parchment designed by you. Children like stationery items so you can choose those as return gifts. Other ideas may include tiny stuffed owls or key chains etc based on the availability in the stores. ‘Weasleys wizard wheezes’ kind of stuff may also be given to children. So go ahead and plan a magical and enchanting Harry Potter themed birthday party for your loved one!