Party Recap

I browsed pinterest for the inspiration for many of the decorations for this party


Party Highlights

  • Best Moment

    The kids faces during the potions and spells :) Priceless!

  • Funniest Moment

    When the younger kids misunderstood the purpose of the potion ingredients and started trying to EAT the cornstarch...yuck! :)

  • Best Dressed

    my son wore a full Harry Potter costume, which he really enjoyed! And one of my friends brought her three sons in authentic kilts!

  • Desserts

    owl cookies, cupcakes and a special birthday cake delivered by Hagrid himself!

  • Party Favors

    Each child received a felt Gryffindor house tie and a magic wand from Olivander's Wand Shop as well as a special bar of chocolate to combat dementor attacks that was delivered to each guest via owl post ;-)

  • Activities / Games

    we had "pin the glasses on Harry," a "find the golden snitch scavenger hunt," decorated Hedwig the owl, crafted wands out of dowels, and made magic potions! Potion 1- we filled trays with milk, dripped in food colorings and then used a q-tip dipped in vegetable oil to cause the colors to swirl on their own! Potion 2 - We mixed corn starch, food coloring and water to make quick sand! Potion 3 - We mixed vegetable oil, food coloring and club soda and dropped in alka seltzer to create lava lamps! Potion 4 - we mixed dish soap, vinegar, food coloring and baking soda to making a bubbly volcano! (this was the favorite by far!) After potions the kids received their official wands and went through some wand-waving technique instructions ;-) Then we went outside to test their spell casting skills and they "exploded" a bottle of coke, just by pointing their wands at it! (we dropped five mentos into a bottle of diet coke as the kids cast their spell) They loved it!

  • Budget


  • What People Ate

    We had treacle tarts, pumpkin pasties, hogshead cornish meatballs, polyjuice potion (chili cheese dip) and dragon scales (chips,) pretzel wands, "potter pizza," herbology bites (veggie tray,)

  • What People Drank

    homemade butterbeer and elixer of life (water)


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