Victoria's Day at Hogwart's 11th Birthday

Lisa K By Lisa K  in Birthday


Party Recap

Our daughter was turning 11 and she enjoyed reading the Harry Potter books so we decided on a Harry Potter Day at Hogwarts party. I typed up the invitations to look like acceptance letters to Hogwarts. I asked the parents to leave the envelopes on the children's beds & tell them they were delivered by owl. I split the children into houses and had them attend Transfigurations & Potions classes before we had our banquet in the Grand Hall, played a Quidditch match, then ended with a trip to Honey Duke's. I hung signs on the doors of the various rooms we used as well as a Platform 9 3/4 sign on the front door.


Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    Auntie Shell as Mogonagal & Brianna as Mrs. Norris

  • Desserts

    Harry Potter cake and homemade candies from their trip to Honeyduke's- acid pops (blow pops dipped in pop rocks), chocolate frogs, cockroach clusters (chocolate nut clusters) as well as Bertie Botts, gummi rats, giant pixie sticks, lemon drops, bubble gum & sour worms

  • Activities / Games

    We started with the Sorting Hat, then did Transfigurations class (charades), Potions class (we made lava lamps with water, oil & food coloring), Quidditch outside, & Moaning Myrtle (Marco Polo w/o water)

  • Best Moment

    When Madison started transfigurations- she pulled a slip & asked what to do. Our Mogonagal stand-in (my sister) told her to turn into what was on the paper. Madison turned white as a sheet & said "I don't know how!!!" My sister then told her to pretend, act it out. Poor Madison looked so relieved!

  • What People Ate

    Bat wings (chicken wings), parchment scrolls (taquitos), Hagrid's hash (potato salad), dragon links (hot dogs)

  • What People Drank

    Butter beer ( I found a recipe online consisting of cream soda and butterscotch syrup) and juice

  • Funniest Moment

    Watching the kids run right past the Golden Snitch several times without ever seeing it


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