December 3, 2012

On a Harry Potter Party.

I have an excellently phenomal group of close friends, and we love having parties together. In fact, this Christmas we’re jumping on the good old bandwagon and having a “favorite things” party. Later this week, I’ll let you in on what favorite things I didn’t pick (don’t want to ruin the surprise!), and in January, I’ll fill you in on the whole party, but for now, I want to backtrack to our last themed party.

For one of my friend’s birthday last year, we had a Harry Potter themed party. I started everyone out with a button:

The button was also the Sorting: the back of each button said what house you belonged to.

Our appetizers were Broomsticks, Anti-Dementor Medicine, and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans:


We had some delicious (grown-up) Butterbeer, as well (cream flavored pinnacle vodka, cream soda, butterscotch snapps, and then a little scoop of vanilla ice cream for foam). For meals, we had garlic broomsticks (Pilsbury cresent rolls un-rolled and shaped into brooksticks), chicken, and Yorkshire Pudding.


For dessert, we offered Snitches (yes, the wings are Fritos :)):


Here’s the whole spread (with Gryffindor colors, naturally!):


And, to top it off, there were lots of owls (balloons) presiding over the party!

With Harry Potter films in the background, and great friends, you just can’t go wrong!

Are you having any themed parties this holiday season?



  1. HP themed party? Thats awesome.. i wish i had one.

    Comment by Jeyna Grace — December 3, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

  2. Hee hee! This is great πŸ˜€ We’re totally going to come crash your next one!
    High fives all round!

    Comment by Vivid Please — December 4, 2012 @ 3:29 am

  3. Great idea and I love how creative you were with the food!

    Comment by acuriouslychiclife — December 4, 2012 @ 8:27 am

  4. This looks like the best party ever! I wish my friends would be interested in doing a party like this but they are lame and don’t love harry as much as I do.

    Comment by livingthesweetlifestl — December 4, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

  5. Uhm, this could be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I want a Harry Potter party.

    I’m having a blog hop right now and you should come get in on some of that love. πŸ˜‰

    Comment by Jamie "ChatterBlossom — December 4, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

    • You should have one!

      And thanks for the FYI–I hopped on over πŸ™‚

      On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 9:25 PM, amandajocrafts

      Comment by amandajocrafts — December 4, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

  6. Definitely can’t go wrong! Sharing the love via ChatterBlossom.

    Comment by HandmadeCuties — December 4, 2012 @ 10:59 pm

  7. It all looks Yum!
    Thanks for joining my Bloghop

    Comment by Jane — December 5, 2012 @ 3:30 am

  8. I love the baloon! So clever.

    Comment by Lauren — December 10, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

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