Planning a Harry Potter Birthday party {& a little look back at past parties!}

If you follow my blog, or over on social media, you’ll know that I love to organise a birthday party. More importantly, a themed birthday party! And even though they may not turn out as Pinterest-worthy as I hoped {do they ever?} they still turn out pretty great.

Doing these themed birthday parties started back when I asked my eldest girl, who was only 5 at the time, what cake she’d like for her birthday party {she asked me for a 2-tired Minnie mouse cake!}. I had never baked a proper professional looking birthday cake before and she was asking me for a 2-tiered cake! Not being the type of person to run away from a creative challenge, I gave it a go. I managed to pull it off {much to my own surprise} and I made my Minnie mouse loving girl very happy. 

Thus the birth of doing themed birthday parties for my children. Since the Minnie mouse party I have put together the following for my kids:

There are a few parties that I didn’t write about because they were pre-blog! But I’ll share some photos…

Under the sea party

Krusty Krab Birthday cake

Peacock birthday cake

Sophia the first birthday party

Pirates & Princess party

Football cake

Minecraft birthday party

Finding Dory Birthday party

I love a good theme and that little girl who once asked her Mummy for a 2-tiered Minnie Mouse cake is turning 13 in a few months. Thirteen! And surprisingly she has given me a theme for her officially becoming a teenager, party! She knows how to make her Mummy happy because I am pretty sure I let out a squeak of excitement followed by diving straight into Pinterest for inspiration! 

She has asked for a Harry Potter birthday party and as a lover of the Hogwarts world myself, I am so {so!} excited to make her birthday wish a reality for her. Do you fancy a little sneak peek and what I hope to put together? 

The DIY Quidditch game is something that looks like so much fun – so I’m looking forward to making that. The rest of it will be little touches, like, sorting house cupcakes, chocolate frogs {you can buy the chocolate frog mould from Amazon} & golden snitch Ferrero Rocher! 

With only 3 months to go until party day, you can be sure I huddled happily in a corner, up to my eyeballs in Hogwarts letters and DIY facecloth Hedwigs! I cannot wait to share with you how it all pans out. Even if it doesn’t come out as Pinterest-worthy as I imagine {as always!} it’ll still turn out pretty magical! 

Have you ever thrown or been to a Harry Potter birthday party? 





  1. Kate
    03/04/2018 / 10:50 AM

    Oooh this looks amazing. My daughter is Harry Potter mad and we’re planning a trip to the Harry Potter Tour in a few weeks, so I’ll decorate the house with a few of these ideas to make the day extra special!

  2. 03/04/2018 / 1:07 PM

    This party looks like it’s going to be so much fun! I love the ideas you’ve picked out. I can’t wait to see the finished result! Especially that Quidditch game! I might have to do that myself, but for adults with prosecco in the cups!

  3. 03/04/2018 / 2:19 PM

    This is definitely my kind of party! I keep seeing that Quidditch game everywhere and have wanted to give it a go. You look like more of an expert on party planning than I do so I’m sure you’ll smash it.

  4. 04/04/2018 / 7:37 PM

    This looks like so much fun to plan. Frankly, all themed parties look so much fun! I made a Minecraft cake one year but that’s as far as I got, lol! I can’t wait to see how it turns out, I’m sure it’ll be a hit! x

  5. 05/04/2018 / 12:52 AM

    You truly have an incredible knack for turning children’s birthdays into so much fun with your incredible cakes. Good luck with the Harry Potter party although after seeing your beautiful cakes, I don’t think you will have that issue!

  6. 05/04/2018 / 9:20 PM

    Oh wow you missed your calling as a party planner Debs! You do the best parties, and those cakes are amazing!

  7. 05/04/2018 / 10:14 PM

    Wow, you’ve thrown some amazing parties! My step sister is planning a Harry Potter party for my niece, I’ll have to share this with her x

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