*this turned into WAY too long of a post, so I’m going to split it up over the next couple of days with all the links at the bottom of this post.
Friend birthday parties are kind of a big deal at our house. We only do them every 4 years – so we try to make them special when our kids get a friend party.
Girly-Lou is SUPER into Harry Potter right now, so she naturally wanted a Harry Potter Party (try saying that 5 times fast!) this year.
Now, there’s LOTS of stuff online for different Harry Potter stuff. I didn’t really do anything you can’t find on your own, but I wanted to compile here all I did for ours. Also keep in mind that you can make this as fancy as you want – but I did the whole thing for around $20! And Pintrest ROCKS for ideas (you can get most of the links on my board, here)
Every kid loves to get mail, so we sent our invites to their house:
Template link HERE. How I changed it to come
When the kids showed up that day, first off we got our supplies: Wands and Spell books.
How I did them to come
Spell book idea HERE: The link is broken, but if you email her, she’ll get you the file with all the spells.
Next we were sorted.
*sorry about the picture. I didn’t have enough hands the day of the party!
I found THIS blog for the hat – it’s just a brown paper bag with the bottom cut off, and then twisted into a hat shape. I held it over each kid’s head, said something about bravery or intelligence, and then sorted them into Gryffindor or Ravenclaw.
We played a quick game
Ate at the Leaky Cauldron too:
And took a ride on the Knight Bus to a local children’s museum to play.
Girly-Lou thought she had the COOLEST birthday ever!
Check out all the details:
spell books and game
lunch and ride
and linked up to the usual