My daughter turned 7 last week and wanted a Harry Potter themed birthday party. There are some great resources available online and here’s a few of the ideas that we did:
HARRY POTTER GOLDEN SNITCH FERRERO ROCHER
PRINTABLE: Harry Potter Golden Snitches free printable from Party Delights Blog.
These Golden Snitches were a great hit. It did take all my will power to not eat my favourite chocolate though!
HARRY POTTER PLATFORM 9 3/4
Platform 9 3/4 was easy to paint with a large sponge. I used an old white shower curtain which was pinned to the picture rail and the door was covered in lining paper which was painted.
PRINTABLE: Here’s a link for the station sign from Paper Trail Design.
My house is really old with original features so I’m lucky to have picture rails to hang these party ideas on. You could easily pin them to a wall if you don’t have a picture rail. You can buy brick walls but being frugal and fun it was easier to paint these with a sponge.
I painted these in an evening when the kids were in bed so that it was a nice surprise to come down to in the morning.
HARRY POTTER ENVELOPES
I bought a pack of 50 envelopes from my cheap local craft store for 69 pence (a frugal price for a party decoration!!). The Harry Potter address should you need it is:
MR H POTTER
THE CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS
4 PRIVET DRIVE
I simply attached the envelopes with cotton and sticky tape to appear to be coming out of the fire place.
HARRY POTTER KINGS CROSS STATION SIGN
Now, I’m no artist and this next idea is by no means Pinterest perfect but I don’t mind. The kids and adults loved this Harry Potter idea for my daughters birthday party. Again I used lining paper to cover a large picture I have hanging in my hall. A black felt tip pen and a ruler and I was off!
Here’s my Kings Cross train station sign:
HARRY POTTER BUNTING
I also managed to find a link for free printable Harry Potter bunting which was great in black and white as I don’t have a colour printer.
HARRY POTTER CAKE TOPPER
And last but not least, I had some cake toppers, it came as a set so for the actual party we had cupcake toppers with Harry Potter designs, it also came with a birthday banner and a large cake topper.
Here’s a link for Harry Potter cake topper and banner.
I love cake and I love baking so I agreed with my birthday girl to have cupcakes for the party and a proper big cake for her actual birthday.
Overall, the ideas were simple. I used many things that I already had in the house, I used and reused items so not only did it help my budget but it also helped the environment! The Harry Potter party was a great hit and fab fun.
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