100+ Harry Potter Party Ideas: How to Craft an Epic DIY Party

This party was a Harry Potter escape room theme, but all the ideas can be adapted to be regular games or activities if you don’t want to do the escape room theme.

Invitation Ideas

One of the best ways to invite people to a Harry Potter party is to send out Hogwarts acceptance letters. You can use the same wording from the book, or you can adapt it to suit your party idea.

The Leaky Cauldron Entrance

Use an old sheet, sponge, and paint to create the brick effect, and then print off a Leaky Cauldron sign and some wanted posters.

Platform 9 & 3/4 Entrance

You can either buy a hanging brick wall backdrop like this one or use a giant tablecloth or bedsheet to stamp ‘bricks’ onto using a sponge and red paint.

DIY Shop Fronts

This shopfront is surprisingly easy to make, upcycled from an old cardboard box! You can make any shopfronts from Diagon Alley or Hogwarts itself using cardboard.

This is a simple way to decorate your space. Print off old book covers or make your own and cover your hardback books with them.

DIY Wizarding Books

Place chocolate coins inside little jute bags, and print off a Gringotts emblem to stick on the bag. Then lock them away inside a clear safe.

Break Into Gringotts