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Harry Potter Party Decoration Ideas
scarlet and gold, or red and yellow balloons and crepe paper from the
mailbox, front porch and in the party area.
cardboard "shield" with a lion emblem on it and hang it on the front
door (the lion is the symbol for Gryffindor).
broomstick near the front door.
black cauldron near the front door with candy in it to give to arriving
pictures of trolls, gnomes, owls, cats, toads, mice, ghosts, dragons,
unicorns, castles, etc. You can tear such pictures out of coloring books
or make your own from a computer printer.
or plastic bats (leftover from Halloween) from the entranceway to your
porch or from the ceiling in the party area.
stuffed owl from the ceiling and attach a rolled up letter to its feet.
Christmas lights from the ceiling in the party area and dim the lights.
If you have
a basement, put a sign on the door to the basement that reads,
If you have
a wooded area in your yard, place a sign near it that reads, "Forbidden
Put a sign
in the kitchen or above a doorway that reads, "Great Hall."
large book with a paper cover that reads, "Magic Spells." Place the book
on a coffee table or on the party table.
plastic toy animals, such as snakes, in jars of water to represent
Use a red
tablecloth and gold or yellow colored paper plates, cups and napkins.
You can also use goblets or teacups for the drinks.
bubbling cauldron table centerpiece, place a block of dried ice in a
cauldron and pour water over it. The dried ice will create a spooky
smoking effect. Dry ice can be purchased at welding shops, or look under
"Ice" in the yellow pages of the phone book. CAUTION: Dry ice can be
dangerous! Its very low temperature can burn the skin, so you must be
very careful not to touch it. Ask an adult for help, and follow dealer's
directions about safe handling procedures.
like "The Unicorn Song," by the Irish Rovers, or "Puff the Magic
Dragon," or Hogwarts song.
an enchanted castle, full of ghosts, secret passages, and mysteries. Why
not throw in a few surprises to enchant your own house? Add tape
recordings throughout various rooms, alternating moans, groans and
cackles with stretches of silence. Hide a tape player in the bathroom,
and let the tape play during the party.
Hogwarts students meet and eat under the magnificent starry sky of the
Great Hall. Create your own constellations using either glow-in-the-dark
stars or ones handcrafted with cardboard and glitter paint. Hang them
from the ceiling with tape and thread in the room you'll use to play