A Halloween party is, anytime, waited eagerly by one and all. After all, it is that time of the year when people get an opportunity to meet their family and friends and splurge excessively on parties. Halloween, being the largest celebrated festival in America after Christmas, is observed with immense joy and enthusiasm. As such, the magnificence and extravaganza of the festival can be easily felt in the air of the entire continent. People usually center on a particular theme to organize a Halloween party to deem their soiree the best in the town. As such, unique and different themes are searched across sources to attract and urge guests to instantly accept the party invitation. Be it kids, teens, youth, or adults, everyone fantasizes about the world of witches and wizards. To keep this fantasy of witchcrafts and wizardry alive, you can plan a Harry Potter themed party this season. However, it requires some planning beforehand to extract your love for all things relevant to Harry Potter. Read on further to find ideas for planning a Harry Potter themed Halloween party.
Harry Potter Halloween Party Ideas
Since most of the world is highly inspired by the Harry potter book series, the invitations should justify the characters and the party theme. In case the party is a quick and instant plan, use pre-printed invitations available in card stores. Simply fill in the details and send them to the guests. For a more enhanced and rousing invitation, buy lots of Harry Potter glasses and attach a simple card, enlisting the party details and asking the guests to come with the glasses bolted on their foreheads.
While the theme itself will be sufficient to guide the invitees to plan their costumes for the party, in case they aren't Harry Potter fans, you will have to provide some fashion coaching. Send photos of characters along with the invitations. They can either choose to dress up in their favorite Harry Potter character or simply don dresses of witches and wizards. Characters that can be emulated include Harry, Hermoine, Dudley, Ron, Luna Lovegood, Draco Malfoy, Professor Hagrid, Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Dobby the Elf, dementors, werewolves, trolls, muggles, owls, cats, ghosts, frogs, and scabbers. Oh, and make sure there is one You-Know-Who (Lord Voldemort) even. Ask your guests to come to the party with party robes to fit into the Harry Potter theme party. Also, witches' and wizards' pointed hats and wands are great to include.
The Harry Potter story itself provides a rich source of decorations. Pick up typical Halloween decorative items featuring ghosts, goblins, wizards, hats, magic potions, witches, broomsticks, spider webs, spiders, skeletons, and a lot more relevant to the Harry Potter movie. Hang a large Hogwarts banner in the party room to give the area the feel of a long banquet table, similar to the one in the story. Arrange antiques, old furniture, mirrors, candelabras, etc. at different strategic places. Fill up a large pot with assorted herbs and place it as a centerpiece on the table, labeling the table as Professor Sprout's class. Hang orange streamers across the entire party area. Paste glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling in case you desire to keep the lights dim. Suspend toy owls over the buffet table. You can also have walls with the banners of the four houses (Slytherin, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Gryffindor), and another with the school's motto, which translates to "never tickle a sleeping dragon".
Justify the party menu by sticking to the British classic dishes served to Harry Potter and his chums at Hogwarts. Have a large, tempting bowl of assorted jelly beans, chocolate frogs, and prank candy placed on the table for your guests to grab one or two while strolling around. Dementor finger cookies, magic wand pretzel sticks, boney bread buns, hotdog mummy wraps, golden dragon eggs, and Hagrid's pumpkin muffins are some delicacies to include in the party menu. Couple the lavish buffet meal with butter beer, pumpkin juice, and firewhiskey. To complete the meal, offer sweets and treats, like mad eye moody cupcakes, goblet of fire graveyard cupcakes, licorice wands, fudge flies, cockroach clusters, acid pops, and goose droppings.
After everyone has had his/her share of the gorgeous Harry Potter foods, play one of the Harry Potter movies. However, if no one seems to be in the mood to settle down and is still in the party temper, you can organize games, like game of quidditch, sorting hat ceremony, decipher the marauders map, bean boozled game, stomp the dementors, and triwizard tournament.
To begin with, you can greet your guests by playing the soundtrack of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the backdrop. As for the music to be played indoors, music from other parts of Harry Potter can be shuffle played.
Harry Potter party is a popular theme for Halloween among both young and old. Explore ideas for throwing a Harry Potter themed Halloween party.