My daughter adores the Harry Potter series- the books and movies. The highlight of the summer is our annual trip to Universal Studios to visit Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. Last year she was Hermoine for Halloween and this year her interest has not waned at all- we are currently reading book #5 and getting ready for trip #2 to Universal Studios.
So it was no surprise that she wanted a Harry Potter birthday party. I had a hard time finding a lot of decorations for the theme so I wound up making almost everything myself. I thought I’d share some of the things I made and how our party came together. This wound up being a really fun birthday and my little girl was absolutely delighted.
I did almost every thing for the party myself and started about 2 weeks beforehand just doing a little bit here and there. So although this party wasn’t Pinterest perfect- and I didn’t finish a few projects I wanted to do- I was pretty happy with how it turned out.
The trick with Harry Potter parties is that sometimes they look a little too black and almost Halloween-y. We had our party in August for a bunch of little girls so I tried to stick to the maroon/yellow and black color scheme of Gryffindor and add in as much gold as possible to make it more sparkly and fun.
Here is what I did: