My sister threw an amazing Harry Potter birthday party for kids. She planned out all the party details, starting with the Harry Potter Birthday Party Invitations, for months. A Harry Potter birthday party this magical deserves to be shared!
I literally flew across the country to be able to help her make this party happen. 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.
Hand Lettered Platform 9 3/4 Sign
The morning of the party, we decided we needed to put a Platform 9 3/4 sign out at the street so our party guests would know where to go. This was the best I could do on short notice in a hurry! The Platform 9 3/4 Sign is hand lettered on ArtSkills Glitter poster paper with a black chisel tipped Sharpie marker.
But I am getting way ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning with our Harry Potter Party Invitation. Each child will receive a party invitation that looks like a Hogwarts Acceptance Letter! This magical invitation gets the party excitement started right away.
I created a printable Harry Potter birthday party invitation you can download for free. Print as many invites as you need. TIP: Print the invitations on Aged Parchment Paper for the most authentic look!
Hogwarts Acceptance Letter Birthday Party Invitation
I created 2 versions of the invitation. Version 1 (pictured above) is a Fillable Form PDF so that you can type in and add your party information to the highlighted areas. The second version is worded exactly the same, except you will need to fill in the blanks by hand.
I am happy to be able to provide my printable Harry Potter Invitations FREE for personal use only. Enjoy!
Version 1 (Fillable Form): Harry Potter Birthday Party Invitation Letter
*Note: You will need to download a free font called “Lumos” to match the font used in the Hogwarts letter. Download Lumos here.
Version 2 (Write-in Blank Lines): Harry Potter Birthday Party Invitation Letter
Hedwig Owl Balloons Craft
If you really want to wow your party invitees, personally deliver your invitations via Owl Mail with Hedwig the Owl! These DIY Hedwig Owl Balloons are so easy to make and such a creative, fun way to invite people to your Harry Potter party.
How To Make Hedwig Owl Balloons For “Owl Mail” Party Invitation Delivery
What You’ll Need:
Blow up a 9-inch white latex balloon (blow up with regular air, not helium.) Use a black permanent marker to draw simple owl features (eyes, nose, feathers, etc.) on the balloon. Roll up the invitation like a paper scroll and use a small piece of tape to secure it. Tie a length of jute string several inches long around the scroll, leaving enough length on one end to tie the scroll to the knotted part of the balloon. These adorable Hedwig balloon invitations are ready to be delivered!
Check out the rest of our blog post series for more Harry Potter Party Ideas! I’ll keep updating this post with new blog post links as I get them published here at Mom Always Finds Out. In the meantime, I hope you will follow me on social media and subscribe to my weekly newsletter using the buttons over on the right sidebar.
What do you think of our Harry Potter Birthday Party ideas so far? Are you planning a Harry Potter themed party?