Planning a Harry Potter Party: Food, Decor, & Activities

It’s been over two years since Stella was introduced to Harry Potter. We’ve watched all the movies, read the books, visited the Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood, and have had our share of Harry Potter activities and parties.


Here are a couple of our Must-Haves. All are done on a budget!


Butterbeer Cake/Cupcakes


Ingredients –

White Cake Mix

Cream Soda

Butterscotch chips

White Icing

Butterscotch topping (not pictured)


  1. Prepare the cake mix and add 1 cup of cream soda and 1 cup of butterscotch chips
  2. Cook cake mix according to instructions
  3. After cake cools, using frosting to top and drizzle butterscotch topping


String Cheese Broomsticks



Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Wands



Most of our Decor came from our Harry Potter collection and our Halloween decor.



Chopstick Wands – an easy activity using Chopsticks, a hot glue gun, and brown/black paint.

Sorting Hat – We use this free printable to create an Origami Sorting Hat activity.

Potions Class – We went to our neighborhood park so the kids could grab potions ingredients – sticks, grass, flowers, etc.  We added those to our cauldron and then added Baking soda, dish soap, and vinegar to create some bubbling fun!

Horcrux Hunt – a simple Scavenger Hunt where participants follow clues to fill in the word “HORCRUX”. We held the hunt at the park so the clues lead to the slide, the swings, the water fountain, etc.


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