Harry Potter Party
To end our Harry Potter Week, we are sharing a fun Harry Potter Party by Chica and Jo! The attention to detail is so evident in this party! Be sure to look for lots of DIY tips.
From Chica and Jo:
Little Jo loves all things Harry Potter. She has seen the movies more times than she can count and she is in the middle of reading The Goblet of Fire. It came as no surprise to me that this year when she said she wanted a Harry Potter birthday party.
I set up the Great Hall inside of our living room. We hung Darice LED white candles from the ceiling with clear push pins and fishing line. I used different sizes and varied the height. The look was fabulous when the sun set! To cover the wall behind the cake, I ordered a stone wall backdrop.
I covered the tables in either Gryffindor red or Ravenclaw blue plastic tables cloths and decorated with candelabras I collected from various places. I used clear, plastic plates on top of gold chargers. To add punch to the chargers, I printed the crests for Gryffindor and Ravenclaw on sticker paper, cut them out, and stuck them on. Having the clear plastic plate on top kept the food from messing up the logo.
To make the banners, I used a projector to project the Hogwarts crest, Gryffindor crest, and Ravenclaw crest onto foam core. I outlined the images with a pencil and then painted them in. I trimmed out the edges with some coordinating cording. The foam core made them lightweight and easy to hang!
Chica made the cake. She covered it with Wilton chocolate fondant that tasted like Tootsie Rolls! I can’t even explain how she made the Sorting Hat cake. She just did, and Little Jo and I believe she used magic.
Next to the entry way, I had Hedwig in a cage near a box full of note pads and quills I made. I made the quills by purchasing feathers and snipping off the ends. I extracted the ball point pen ink holder pens from office and inserted them into the feather. I cut them down if I needed to and then used white or black duct tape to secure them in place! Be sure to check out EPM’s DIY for quills here.
Ah, Honeydukes. The kids favorite stop at the end of the party! I ordered a cardboard candy shop and printed out a Honeydukes sign to go on top. We went nuts making custom boxes, labels, and tags for our Honeydukes candies. You can get all of our Harry Potter Honeydukes printables in our Etsy shop. We used these all over the party space!
After a lesson, they needed some time to relax. What better way than Quidditch? The goals are smaller hula hoops attached to inexpensive tomato stakes. Little Jo bought her quaffle while we were at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter but you can also buy also buy a Quaffle online.