Waiting for your letter from Hogwarts? While you wait for the magical envelope from the school owl, take a minute and check out this Hogwarts Harry Potter Birthday Party!
Hogwarts Harry Potter Birthday Party
Paola Franco of Say I Do to Details out of El Segundo, CA USA shared this party with us and I can’t wait for you to see it! From the incredible cakes & sweets to the fabulous decor pieces & props; it’s got all of your favorite elements from the wizarding world!
Don’t miss these fabulous details featured in this magical event:
- Sorting Hat cake
- Hanging-winged keys
- Water bottles wrapped in scarves
- Floating candles hovering up above in the Grand Dining Hall
- Book of Monsters and suitcase cake
- Darling Harry Potter cookies
- Golden Snitch cake pops
- Gold coasters
- Potion pots and bottles, wands, books, trunks, and suitcases
- Platform 9 3/4 entrance
- Last, but not least an official Acceptance into Hogwarts invitation!
Event Planning and Coordination: Say I Do to Details
Venue: Smoky Hollow Studios
Rentals: Chakoda Design
Caterer: Marcus Roberto
Sugar Cookies and Pop Cakes: Lady Bee Sweets
Cake: Marietta’s Cakes
Photo Credit: Livia Photos
Harry Potter Party Details:
This is what Paola shared about the party- “Our client contacted Say I Do to Details, to plan a Harry Potter inspired party for her twin daughters 7th birthday. They are a huge fan of Harry Potter, and our job was to create a party that felt you were transported to Hogwarts school. The planning was carefully crafted from the selection of the venue, to the party favors. We started with the invitations that were an acceptance letter to Hogwart school, and included a ticket to London, to be taken at Platform 9 ¾, of course. This was a huge success! Kid’s that hadn’t watched the movie, asked their parents to watch, and some kids literally thought they were getting a train to London. As we all know, we can’t have a Harry Potter scene, without floating candles at the “Grand Hall” – We created floating candles by using paper towel rolls, hot glue to give the “wax melting illusion” and led tea candles. The effect was simply amazing, and defi nitely one of the highlights of the party. At the kid’s table, we added water bottle with hand-made Harry Potter scarves wrapped around the water bottles.
The main cake table, had two amazing Harry Potter birthday themed cake (All cake, not fake), beautiful gold snitch cake pops, and of course some sugar cookies to add to the décor. The client didn’t want a lot sweets, so we chose to add more props to the table. One of the Say I Do to Details staff, crafted amazing flying keys. We purchased the keys on Etsy, and we made wings out of a gold piece of paper. They were hung with clear nylon string, and they turned out fabulous. We also added additional Harry Potter Invitation Letters to give the illusion of the flying letters brought by owls. Cauldrons, potions, old books, suitcases, trunks and magic wands, were all added to complete the look.
We added dry ice to cauldrons for the potion effect, and the kids were just fascinated by all the smoke. This party had many o ther elements that made it fun. At the time the kids arrived, we had Harry Potter soundtrack playing, and many parents dressed up as different characters from the movies. We hired a magician, a DJ, and we even made some butter bear. Finally, our favors, were Harry Potter scarves. Our client really didn’t want favors that would just be thrown away, so the scarves were the perfect souvenir.”
Are you a Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, or Gryffindor?
You have to see this Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
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