Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Harry Potter Party

**Update: Thanks for all of your interest and since this party I recently threw a Harry Potter Mystery Dinner Party which you can find: here.  It includes a Printable Harry Potter Murder Mystery Script, lots of Printables and Tutorials. Hope you enjoy!**

With the final Harry Potter Movie coming out...
we decided to celebrate with a
First the invites...
Invite tutorial link found below.

Then to the festivities.
 The food was so much fun to create...and eat.

Butter Beer & Elixir of Life (water)
Mugs from Dollar Store. 
Drink Tags & Labels downloadable below.

Snitch Truffles, Piroshky Draughts, Ollivander's Original Wands & Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans.

Herbology Bites, Moon Stone Cookies, Rock Cakes, Chocolate Frogs, Hogs Head Cornish Balls.

Treacle Tarts, Pumpkin Pasties, Cauldron Creams, Felix Felicis Spinach Cheese Dip, Polyjuice Potion,  & Cockroach Clusters.
All food labels downloadable below.

 Decorations included old books and text books, candles, grapes,
candelabras, Gryffindor banners, and Hogwart Emblems.
Also the Maraurder's Map, Bottles of Butter Bear, Platform 9 3/4, Hogwarts signs, and Gryffindor Banners.
Banners, signs, decor...all downladable below.

Free Harry Potter Downloads and Printables:
Food, Cupcake and Drink Labels found: here *This link is UPDATED (1/13)
Signs found: here
Gryffindor Banner found: here
Harry Potter Banner & additional Signs found: here

***UPDATE 10-19-2012: I have added a page of blank food labels to print off as well as a page of 2 Butterbeer Bottle Labels.  Enjoy!

Printable Blank Food Labels Found: here
Printabel Butterbeer Bottle Labels (2 per page) Found: here

**UPDATE 12-8-12: I have gotten several emails requesting I "SHARE"Harry Potter Blank Food Labels, they are shared for everyone and "editable" on Google Docs, but they are a JPEG.  So if it helps they are below.  Just click on the image to enlarge and save to your computer. **



Invitations found: here

*Updated: Grace from Grace's Scrap Attic, contacted me about a few Harry Potter Party things and shared the AMAZING Harry Potter Party she threw.  She went all out and I highly suggest taking a look at her blog found: here

Other great sites with Harry Potter Resources:

linked to: Tip Junkie

74 comments:

  1. I was going to do a HP party as well but Caleb was so sad he wouldn't be hear for it that I postponed it until the DVD release. I will be stealing ALL of these ideas! :-)

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  2. WOW! Tons of great ideas...I LOVE the invitations!!! I may have to borrow a couple of those snack ideas for our family's celebration of the last video!
    Beth

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  3. Steal away...and I will up load the recipes soon.

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  4. This is so cool! What a terrific party idea and presented so perfectly! Awesome job! Angie xo

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  5. AnonymousJuly 12, 2011

    Love all the great ideas!!!! The signs are great too. Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. WOW! Found you via pinterest...great ideas!!!

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  7. Thank You Thank You Thank You! I was just starting to plan my son's HP party for this year, and you just made it so simple for me! :o)

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  8. AnonymousJuly 24, 2011

    These are awesome! Thanks!

    Gryffindor is spelled wrong on one of the signs. I guess it's not a big deal:)How do you make the owl post signs on the invites? Or is there a link I'm not seeing to download them?

    Both my teen daughters want to use these for Harry Potter parties this fall. Thanks so much!

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  9. OH. MY. GOSH. I so wish I had seen this before I threw my party. You are AMAZING! I miss you!

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  10. About the Gryffindor sign, I looked back and you are completely right. I can't fix it though, because I didn't make it. It came from the "coloring pages" I linked to...I just "jazzed it up". But still, very good to know.

    And about the invitations. I will link them up, so you can use those as well.

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  11. SO, SO fun! Thanks for inviting us to such an awesome party!

    Will you PLEASE e-mail the photos to me so I can post them on my blog? If you want, I will link back to your "Just Sweet & Simple" blog!

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  12. Awesome ideas! Thank you! I am using many of these for my son's party next week. And your invitations are by far the best I've seen (and I've been Googling away!). You mentioned that you were going to link them up...just curious to know if it'll be soon, seeing as how fantastic they are?!

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  13. These are great ideas! My 10 yr old potterphile is a patient at Arkansas CHildren's Hospital awaiting a heart transplant, and I am going to surprise him by turning his hospital room into Hogwart's! He's going to flip!!! Thanks for the ideas :) ~on fb at Hope for Gabe <3

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  14. where/how did u make the invitations!!!!!

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  15. Sorry to finally respond to comments, I have been on vacation for the last month and wasn't checking in on my blog. But the invitations are posted on my blog, found here: http://justsweetandsimple.blogspot.com/2011/07/harry-potter-invites.html
    I am also placing a link on on this page to get you to it...if that helps. Enjoy!

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  16. I just came across you site! It is by far the best info I gotten for a HP party! Thank you so much!

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  17. Wow! What great ideas. I am working on a Harry Potter Party for my niece and shared this post on our blog, Modern Hostess. Thanks for the inspiration!
    http://modernhostess.net/2011/11/15/inspiration-harry-potter-party/

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  18. Best Harry Potter Party Ever! I'll be sharing this post on our blog at www.sixsistersstuff.com on Friday. Thanks so much!

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  19. This is just fantastic!!! My son is turning 11 and so wanted to do a "Welcome to Hogwarts" birthday, and you have given me such terrific ideas. I have one question, when I have tried to download the banners and signs etc. it says I need permission to access the google doc. Do you know what I need to do to download it? Thanks!

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    1. you need to have a gmail account to access them

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    2. Millward Family...yes, you do need to have a gmail account to access them. But I also recently made them available to edit through google documents as well. That way you can make changes. I hope that helps!

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  20. Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    Momaich

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  21. I loved your ideas. I am in Brazil and doing a Harry Potter party here is presenting some challenges. The only things I couldn't use were the signs (they were in English and I don't know how to edit them). Thank you for all the pictures!

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  22. wow! i have been searching for these kinds of ideas since then and I'm very very glad to find this site. I'm very grateful for the wonderful people behind this party ideas especially the party recipes. I'm planning to throw a party for my 20th bday! Hope it would be a great time since I will be no longer a teen! :)

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  23. LOVE LOVE LOVE this party!!! My 10 year old daughter's party is in less than a week and I was FREAKING OUT until I found your post! Thank you SOOOOO much for posting all of the links and the printables!! They are just AMAZING and this party will be AWESOME!

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  24. LOVE this party....I was wondering what font you used for the food labels?

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    1. For the food label font, its a free font called Beyond Wonderland...you can get it here: http://www.1001fonts.com/font_details.html?font_id=2869. It is one of my favorites!

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  25. What is the link for the polly juice potion? Link is not there.

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    1. Thanks for the message about the Polyjuice Potion...I checked it out and there is some error...I'm not sure how long it has had the error, but I will fix it. So in the mean time here is the recipe:

      1- 16oz. Velveeta cheese (cut into small cubes),
      1 or 2* can chili (I used Nalley or Hormel),
      1 cup salsa,
      1 tsp garlic powder,
      1/2 tsp cumin,
      1/2 tsp chili powder.
      *It doesn't matter if you do one or two cans of chile, it really just depends if you want it thin or thick. I usually do 2 cans. It is always a hit.

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  26. Thanks! About the cool whip should it be a tub instead of tube? I got a tub but trying to figure out how much comes in a tube :) Thanks for all of this! Ready to enjoy it all this weekend :)

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    1. Yes...tub! The regular size, 8 oz. tub. And any brand works! I'll have to fix the typo!

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  27. Oh and just a guess but did you serve Polyjuice potion with chips?

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  28. Ok, the link to the Polyjuice potion has been updated and fixed! Sorry for the mix up & thanks again to Leah for letting me know!

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  29. AnonymousJune 13, 2012

    Thank you for all the wonderful ideas! I would like to print out the food labels but I can't seem to get the link to work. Are the labels still available for printing?

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    1. Yes, the labels are still available and I just checked the link and it worked for me...but if it still isn't opening for you or you have any trouble, let me know I can email them to you.

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  30. Colleen,
    You are so kind to add me to your post. Thanks for all your help and generosity! Your help made it much easier! Thanks!

    ~ Grace ~

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  31. Why isn't there a marauders map printable? It looked amazing, seriously, I must do this for my birthday...

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    1. Sorry, I just noticed it was under signs...

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    2. No worries! I'm just glad they were there...I've had a few problems with some missing links in the past so I always appreciate the heads up. But thanks again! and Happy Birthday!

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    3. actually the map is of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter not the merauders map. Just FYI

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  32. I love your ideas! Do you have a "blank" printable food sign? I'd love to use the idea, but I need to print out different food names. I already downloaded the "Beyond Wonderland" font.

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    1. I am sure that I do have a blank food sign, but I am actually on vacation and I don't have those files with me. I'm not sure how soon you need them, but Amanda, from kevinandamanda.com has this great Fall kit, and it has a digital scrapbook paper that would totally work in place of what I used. It is free and you can download the kit here: http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsnew/freebies/the-fall-collection-kit-a-digital-scrapbooking-freebie.html

      I hope that helps and if not, let me know and I will upload the original when I return.
      Thanks!

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  33. Thank you so much!!!! This is amazing!!

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  34. This is awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas and recipes!

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  35. You are so welcome and thanks for the sweet comments!

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  36. Thank you thank you thank you! Your blog gave me some great ideas, and your generously shared downloadable files saved me a ton of effort. My son declared his Harry Potter birthday party "The best party ever" and that is thanks in no small part to you.

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    1. Thanks! I appreciate you comments and hope the party goes great!!!

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  37. I absolutely love the food labels. I tried to download the kit from kevinandamanda.com, I was successful, but I cannot figure out how to type text over the paper. I really love the butterbeer sign and bottle label, but wish I could get more than one on a page. Is there a way you could help me with that? Thank you so much!

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    1. J& M- For your question about typing over the papers you downloaded, it just depends on the program you open the paper files with. Do you have a picture editing program? It isn't as easy/user friendly, but you can open it in WORD or PAGES and then layer your typing over the picture. Or if none of those options work, you can print out the "paper background" then put that printed page back into your printer and reprint the typing over it...but that also can be a hassle. A picture editing program is your easiest, and lots of times they come on your computer. I hope that helps.

      About the Butterbeer bottle label, to get more per page, again using a picture editing program, you can crop out the label then copy and past it, making more per page. I will though, try and make one up for you. And I can upload it here. I'll let you know when it is done!

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  38. J&M- Okay, I hope this helps...I just uploaded a link for a page of blank food labels (hopefully it will make it a few steps easier to type over them). And I also uploaded a page of Butterbeer Labels, they only fit 2 per page. But it's better than 1. I hope that helps and thanks for your interest and comments. Good luck with whatever Harry Potter Celebration you are doing.

    *And I am hosting a Harry Potter Mystery Dinner in a few weeks, so check back for a whole lot more Harry Potter Party ideas, printables, and Mystery Dinner.

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  39. Colleen! I am so grateful! Thank you thank you thank you! Perfect! We are having my son's 7th Birthday Harry Potter style! I will check back!

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  40. Hi,I love the site! Your party ideas are so wonderful! Thank you! I am trying to download the blank labels and I am not able to open them in google docs. Can you please help me?

    Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for your comment Jennifer. I have had a few other email recently with similar problems or not having a Google account. Since I am not sure of the computer programs you have nor your computer skills, I am going to give you a few ideas and I hope one of them will help!
      So I put two Blank Food Labels above and you can just click on them as save them to your computer. They are JPEGs so, depending on the programs you have on your computer, you can either add text through a photo editing program, or you can open it in Word or Pages, then add text over it. Or you can print them out blank...then type up your food names in Word/Pages, then print directly on the already printed out Blank Food Labels. I hope that helps.

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  41. Hi!! I absolutely am loving your site & this Harry Potter party in particular! I'm trying to throw my daughter a party in 2 weeks (no time!) and this is going to help me tremendously!! I'm able to download all freebies, except the "Food, Cupcake and Drink Labels". Can you help me out on that? Maybe email directly to me?
    Thanks!
    Mary Beth

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    1. Hey Mary Beth. Thanks for your sweet comments and I did just update the Food, Cupcake & Drink Labels link. Since, a few of the downloads through Google Docs have been fickle I just uploaded it through Media Fire. Go ahead and try and download them again, but if for any reason it still doesn't work or you have problems, let me know and I would be more than happy to email it to you. Also, I have more printables at the Harry Potter Mystery Dinner Party post, found here: http://www.justsweetandsimple.blogspot.com/2012/11/harry-potter-mystery-dinner-party.html.

      I hope that helps and good luck with your Party!!!
      -Colleen

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  42. This is awesome - thanks for sharing! I can't get the link for the Food, Cupcake, and Drink labels to work - is this also a Google Doc or something else?

    Thanks!
    Jen

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    1. Jen, Thanks for letting me know about the Food, Cupcake, and Drink labels...I checked the link and it seems to be working. It is through MediaFire and you have to click the download button. If it still doesn't seem to work here is the link: http://www.mediafire.com/view/?7j42yyc9yasz3fu

      Let me know if it still doesn't work and I can email them directly to you.

      -Colleen

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  43. Harry Potter is my favorite story. When I get a time, I read the book. Thanks for share the post about Harry Potter.

    zoe sugg in harry potter

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  44. This party looks SO awesome! I am throwing my own Harry Potter party this summer and have a lot of questions for you. I think it would be easier if I could just email you. So if you could please me your email address for contact information I would greatly appreciate it. Reply to me at chandicer@yahoo.com. Thanks a lot!

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    1. I would be happy to answer any of your questions. My email is cns6418@gmail.com. I will email it to you as well.

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  45. I’m really like it! Very, very dgdeeac good!
    who is zoe sugg

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  46. This is by far the best set of printables I have seen and I have been looking for days. What a great eye and talent you have and thank you from the bottom of my (last minute planning for my 8 year old's party) heart!

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  47. Hi. This is an amazing post! My son is going to love all of these ideas for his party Thank you! Is there any way you can email the printable food labels to me? I am having issues printing them. arcapuano@yahoo.com

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  48. Thanks for sharing your party it is great!

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  49. Thank you so much for sharing all of this information. My daughter's birthday is next month, and we're doing a Harry Potter theme. Finding your site just made life a LOT easier for me! :)

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  50. This is so wonderful!! I am a librarian at an elementary school. I am going to do some of this for my teachers to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Harry Potter tomorrow.

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  51. Thanks so much for helping make my party so fun! I shared a link to your HP posts on my HP post today. www.sagescottage.com

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  52. That is so cool and my son would love that for his party. I just need to know how to make great signs and banners for his birthday. I really like the design and style you went. That must have been a lot of work.

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  53. Hi there, I am having trouble getting the labels as the site sends me round in circles. Could I give you my email address or do you have another way I can try? It all looks amazing!!!

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  54. Hi! These are such great ideas and so well done! You mentioned having a script for the murder mystery part, but I couldn't find a link. Can you share this with me?
    Thanks!
    Laura

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  55. This is absolutely incredible. My mom would love this. She works for Johnson City TN signs and banners.

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  56. Amazing Party! kids love harry potter and would love the theme.
    Event Planner

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