I recently helped my sister throw an amazing Harry Potter party for kids. She did all the hard work finding lots of Harry Potter birthday party food ideas to use at her daughter’s birthday party.
A Harry Potter birthday party this magical deserves to be shared! We took lots of photos to help give you the best ideas for a Harry Potter party. For your convenience, we added links to click on directions and where to find Harry Potter party supplies, printables, and other things you may need to make your party happen.
There is SO MUCH to tell you about this Harry Potter birthday party from the food to the decorations, party games and more. I decided to break it up into four separate blog posts because it was way too LONG! This blog post is all about Harry Potter birthday party food.
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We served a variety of finger foods including fruits, vegetables, and junk food. My sister found printable Harry Potter themed food tent labels (for sale on Etsy.) I used a black Sharpie to hand letter them with the names of our party foods.
Read on to see photos and directions for Harry Potter party food ideas: Gryffindor Grapes, Professor Sprout’s Veggie Garden, Broomsticks, Golden Snitches, Slytherin Snakes and Huffle Puffs.
Gryffindor Grapes are simply grapes. Any color will do. Before serving, we washed the grapes and even did all the “hard work” of taking the grapes off the stems!
Professor Sprout’s Veggie Garden is a pre-made vegetable tray purchased from the deli. We gave ourselves a break here after doing all that hard work on the Gryffindor Grapes.
Huffle Puffs are cheese puffs. All you do here is open up the bag and pour them onto the plate.
Slytherin Snakes are gummy worms. Another one of those “open bag, dump contents on to serving plate” easy peasy party foods.
Golden Snitches are a gold Ferrero Rocher chocolate with paper wings. They are easy to make and look great grouped together on the serving table. Golden Snitches can also be used as party favors. We found various tutorials with free printable wings posted online. Search around and pick your favorite one.
Ah, the Harry Potter Cheese Stick Broomsticks. Anything to do with a broom is going to be a chore, right? The good news is that I could have made a hundred of these and they would have all gotten eaten. The kids loved them! Each broomstick snack took me about a minute to make. I ended up enlisting two others people to help me make the Broomsticks out of white string cheese and pretzels sticks.
Here’s How To Do It: We made the Broomsticks by cutting a white string cheese stick in half, then carefully peeling the strings about 3/4 of the way to the end to be the sweepers. On the unpeeled end of the cheese stick, we poked a thin pretzel stick into the middle about 1/4 of an inch to be the broom handle.
Harry Potter Birthday Party Food Ideas: Cupcakes
For the birthday cake, we ordered cupcakes in four different icing colors to represent the Hogwarts House colors (red, yellow, blue, green.) All we had to do was add one of these Harry Potter Hogwarts Houses cupcake topper rings to each cupcake. Done in about 60 seconds.
For drinks, we served bottled water with printable “Butterbeer” bottle wrappers. We found free printable labels online and printed the labels at home, cut them out and taped one around each water bottle. Easy!
We made our own tiered stands for serving food (Those craft directions are listed for you below.) We also used a mix of gold serving platters we already had on hand.
How To Make 3-Tiered Serving Trays
These DIY tiered serving stands are easy on the budget if you’re willing to put in a little bit of time to make them. For each stand, you’ll need (3) dollar store plastic serving trays and (3) glass candlesticks. The dollar store trays are silver, so if you want to turn them gold, you’ll need Metallic Gold Spray Paint and strong glue. I like to use E6000 glue.
To Make Tiered Stands: Spray paint serving trays and candlesticks gold. It may take a couple of coats to get the look you want. Allow paint to dry, then use a strong glue to attach candlesticks to the center point of the serving trays as shown in photos. Stack the trays two or three tiers high. For extra security, glue the stacked trays together (at the point in the middle of the tray where the candlestick meets the tray.)
Note: For food safety purposes, unwrapped foods should not come into direct contact with spray painted surfaces. Wrapped food is OK. Or, you can line the trays with paper before setting unwrapped food on them. Cupcakes in wrappers would be okay to set on the painted trays, too.
If you want gold tiered stands without the do-it-yourself part, Amazon sells this set of (2) gold tiered serving trays that would look great serving your Harry Potter birthday party food.
We paid a few more dollars for the second set, which includes includes all of the above Harry Potter themed paper plates and napkins, plus 16 paper cups, forks and spoons and a Happy Birthday banner.
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I hope that you enjoyed reading about all the different Harry Potter birthday party food ideas. If you have any questions, feel free to ask away in the comments below.
Are you planning a Harry Potter party? Let me know your favorite Harry Potter birthday party food ideas in the comments below.
Update! More blog posts in my Harry Potter party ideas series – check them out:
Harry Potter Party Invitations includes free printable Hogwarts Acceptance Letter birthday party invitations, DIY Hand Lettered Party Signs and directions for How To Make Hedwig Balloons.