There are those who would accuse me of going overboard when it comes to parties… that may or may not be true. But I can tell you that there was a whole lot of love and work that was put into this Harry Potter birthday party for our son Wesley! And the way I look at it, we only throw these big, epic parties every other year, so I don’t mind going all out for our kiddos (like we did a few weeks ago for Mara’s birthday tea party).
Wesley has been into Harry Potter for quite a while now, so when he said that he wanted the theme for his 12th birthday party to be HP, I was excited for the challenge! My husband Eric and I had a lot of fun bringing together all the elements to create the wizarding world and transform this space into Hogwarts!
From the different house banners (Wesley was part of House Gryffindor, of course), to Platform 9 3/4, to the golden snitches that sat at each person’s place setting – there were so many elements that brought this magical world and really made this Harry Potter birthday party feel authentic. Especially since each little “wizard” got to chose their own wand at Ollivanders Wand Shop, and exchange money at Gringotts Bank.
What People Ate
Pizza (because what kid doesn't like pizza?!) Candy Bar complete with Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans
What People Drank
Butter Beer (Cream Soda) Pumpkin Juice (Orange Fanta)
Cake from Whipped Up by Mimi
Ollivanders Wands (from Oriental Trading) Bag of Candy from Candy Buffet
Activities / Games
Outdoor Quidditch House Sorting