Harry Potter party themed inspiration and ideas

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Harry Potter Party Theme

This party theme is only for those who swear they’re up to no good.

About the Theme

Calling all witches, wizards, werewolves, trolls and goblins: This magical theme is best suited to a creative crowd that isn’t afraid to sport their house colors. It’s a great spin for any Halloween parties, or really, any time of the year you want to tap into your imagination. Get guests excited by instructing them to choose a house (Slytherin, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw) and come dressed for the theme.

Weave enchanted décor into your event with ghosts (tulle-draped balloons), magical potions (dry ice party punch) and strategically placed broomsticks for impromptu Quidditch.

VIBE: Eclectic

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Venue Settings


Give your event a Leaky Cauldron feel by hosting in a dimly lit (in a good way) intimate pub space.

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Entertain guests with some up-close-and-personal magic.

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We hate to break it to you, but since you’re a muggle, you won’t be able to pull off a Hogwarts-style feast. Instead, lean into a (less magical but still tasty) regular school cafeteria option: sliders.

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Signature Cocktail

Play up the reputation of each house by assigning them four different signature sips. Need some ideas? We’re thinking:

Slytherin: Dark and Stormy (Or a Tom Collins for some “Tom” wordplay)

Gryffindor: Moscow Mule

Hufflepuff: Vodka Cranberry

Ravenclaw: Old-Fashioned

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Creative Detail

Floating Candles

The real magic here is the perfect combination of DIY skills and clear fishing line. Create the illusion of levitating candles with electric tea candles wrapped in a column of white construction paper. Pour melted candle wax along the top of the candles for an authentic look.

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