Harry Potter Party Ideas

by Vanessa Coppola

Planning a Harry Potter themed party can seem a bit daunting when you start searching the internet for ideas. I recommend taking a look around your home and seeing what can be used for a party prop. Different sized bottles, pumpkins and suitcases all make for great Harry Potter props that you might already have on hand. After you shop your home, head out to Party City for the rest of your supplies! 

Main image of party set up.
Harry Potter party supplies


  • Harry Potter Robes
  • Snowy Owl Plush
  • Sorting Hat
  • Harry Potter Candy
  • Mini Black Candy Cauldrons
  • Harry Potter Cups
  • Harry Potter Napkins
  • Golden Snitch
  • Gryffindor Scarf
  • Matching Candy
Harry Potter prop table.

1. Set up the prop table, which will also double as your candy buffet table. Keep it simple, with a few recognizable props and coordinating candy. The sorting hat and snowy owl were great additions to the table and things I can use in my son’s future Harry Potter room makeover.

Candy buffet.

2. While you are at Party City, grab a few plastic candy buffet containers. I love that they are plastic, so I don’t have to worry about them breaking when little hands go in for candy. Fill the containers with coordinating candy. Stick to the maroons and golds for Gryfandor.


3. For my backdrop, I printed a Hogwarts crest on kraft paper and folded the paper into envelopes. I glued a red cardstock “seal” to each envelope. So simple and the kids loved the Hogwarts letters that I attached to the wall!

Mini cauldrons with candy.

4. Next, set up your party table in front of the prop table. I kept it super simple with a few candles and coordinating plates and napkins. At each setting, I placed a bag of Harry Potter candy inside a mini black cauldron. 

Kids enjoying the Harry Potter party.

5. If time allows, you can have a movie night and show one of the Harry Potter movies. We served popcorn and candy in Halloween buckets that I picked up at Party City. It was such a fun night that we can’t wait to recreate!

Close Up of cookies.
Close up of cups.
More kids enjoying the party.

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