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27 Magical Ideas For The Perfect "Harry Potter" Party

For witches and wizards of all ages.

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1. Send out invitations that look like tickets to the Hogwarts Express.

Fully customizable for any event.

Download the printable invites from Printy Much on Etsy for $8.

2. Hang a brick backdrop in the doorway to make a perfect Platform 9 3/4 entrance.

Running through a brick wall never seemed so easy.

Get it from Amazon for $14.

3. Inject different colored frosting into cupcakes for an easy sorting ceremony.

Use red frosting for Gryffindor, yellow for Hufflepuff, blue for Ravenclaw, and green for Slytherin.

Get the how-to here.

You can use this cupcake corer to add filling super easily. Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

4. And have each ~student~ sit under the sorting hat while they take the first bite.

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

5. Set up a temporary Dark Mark tattoo parlor.

You know, if it's a party for villains.

Get a pack of 10 from Bruce Loves You on Etsy for $12.

6. Create a DIY Great Hall by hanging electric tea lights in transparent globes.

They look just like Hogwarts's floating candles.

Get a set of 12 hanging glass globes from Amazon for $15.

And get a set of six realistic, flickering tea lights from Amazon for $15.96.

7. Add a touch of the Forbidden Forest with Aragog and his extended family.

Approach carefully if you want to collect Acromantula venom — it's worth a fortune!

Get each 50-inch spider from Amazon for $13.99.

8. Brew a cauldron full of cocktails like Hair of the Three-Headed Dog, Wolfsbane Potion and Amortentia.

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Check out all the amazing recipes here.

9. Or try some non-alcoholic Flying Cauldron butterscotch beer.

Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $28.36.

10. Let loose a flock of balloon owls weighed down by Hogwarts letters.

All you need is white balloons and a sharpie.

11. Play a fun game of table Quidditch to really get the party started.

Learn how to recreate the set here.

12. Set a giant Honeydukes sign over your table of goodies.

Get it from Live Life Imagined on Etsy for $9.99.

13. Make ridiculously easy chocolate frogs with these detailed molds.

You can also use the molds for Jello shots, gummy candies, and other treats.

Get it from Amazon for $5.33.

14. And kick them up a notch by stashing them in a printable chocolate frog box.

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Get the free printable template here.

15. Inspire some school spirit with cookies in the shape of each House's crest.

Get the set of four cookie cutters from Crimson Mane Creations on Etsy for $27.26.

16. Add a sweet glow with Bertie Bott's string lights.

Get them from Brytee Paper Goods on Etsy for $50.

17. Attach paper wings to Ferrero Rocher truffles to transform them into delicious golden snitches.

Check it out here.

Get a 48-count of Ferrero Rocher truffles from Amazon for $19.98.

18. Find happiness in even the darkest of times with a glowing stag Patronus.

Get a perfect silvery one from Amazon or Walmart for $48.74.

19. Turn your photo booth into an Azkaban mugshot station with these wanted poster photo props.

Download the witch version and the wizard version from Framesta on Etsy for $3.91.

20. Hang banners to encourage party behavior worthy of the Marauders.

Get the set of two from Lessss Is Moreee on Etsy for $24.

21. Charm two ingredients into these chocolate witch hats.

All you need is crescent dough and chocolate chips. Even Roonil Wazlib couldn't mess this concoction up.

Get the recipe here.

22. Stick this decal onto your toilet to transform it into the entrance to the Ministry of Magic.

Get it from Amazon for $8.

23. Say Expecto Patronum to any party blues by smashing open a dementor piñata.

Pull a Remus Lupin and fill it with chocolate only.

Get it from Out of This World Pinata on Etsy for $45.

24. Decorate a birthday cake to look just like Hagrid's.

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The best part? The messier the cake, the more authentic it is.

Check out the tutorial here.

25. Or use an elegant cake topper perfect for birthdays, baby showers, and weddings.

::Establishes headcanon that this cake topper was used at James and Lily's wedding::

Get it from Inked Icing on Etsy for $22.95.

26. Give out Honeydukes candy party favors stashed in golden eggs straight out of the Triwizard Tournament.

Luckily, these will ~not~ shriek when you open them.

Get a set of six from Amazon for $3.76.

27. And marathon all eight movies and play a drinking game to go along.

Accio a good time.

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