Potter and the Deathly Hallows Party Ideas
(These ideas were collected from The Ultimate
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ICE!!! Have fun with this one. The best place to find what
you need cheaply is through a local ice supplier (check your
local phone book.) These look great in small beakers of colored
water or in punch bowls. Remember that warm water will create
stronger bubbles than colder water.
Harry Potter series is all about friendships as they work
together for good against evil. Why not plan a REAL adventure
in the truest of Harry Potter traditions. You can either create
your own, or download one HERE!
your local discount fabric store and/or keep your eyes open
for sales on prints (see their clearance sections, too.) Swags
of wizard themed fabric look great hanging from just about
anywhere at your party (over doorways, on curtain rods, etc.)
Fabric is also a great way to hide 'modern technology' like
entertainment centers or other furniture items that might
be 'killing' the wizard mood or feel. Find deep, rich colors
such as dark blues, purples and greens (with lots of black)
and you'll find the mood prints that will transform a simple
living room into a real wizard's home! Although cheap plastic
tablecloths may be the first thought when trying to go economical,
try using the fabric here, as well. Often times you can find
$1.00/yd selections that would look AMAZING as a tablecloth!
is a great filler game...especially when you mix things up
with some of the newer variations! You can either create your
own, or download a wizard themed version HERE.
your local stage and lighting company (view them online as
well, should you not have one locally) and check out their
selections of black light paints. These are amazing fun to
work with, especially with a wizard theme! For those not familiar
with these types of paints, they are the kind that are used
in dark rides at carnivals, Fantasyland rides at Disneyland,
glow in the dark posters at Spencer's Gift Store, etc. They
are relatively inexpensive individually (you don't need all
of the colors necessarily) - making sure that you have a black
light for each location. Of course, they work best in dark
but placed creatively, you can have magnificent
signs and posters at your party!
movie posters from the Harry Potter movies. These can be purchased
through any number of movie poster companies online (which
can in turn be given out as prizes or gifts your guests as
they leave.) For a more economical approach, nab them from
the Internet and print them out on 8 ½ x 11 sheets
of paper for 'mini' posters. Below are some links to posters
you can order
those homemade paper chains that you used to make for Christmas
decorations? Well, grab some black (or dark gray) construction
paper and make some long strings of it for decorating. They
add a GREAT Medieval dungeony feel to your party atmosphere.
You can either hang them in a traditional, party streamer
fashion or use them in more creative ways such as outlining
walls, on walls along hallways or simply hanging straight
down from the ceiling (the way REAL chains would hang.) They're
easy to make and kids LOVE to help make them!
a couple of tiki torches at the entrance to your party. These
can be purchased rather cheaply at your local craft store
(often for $3 each) Decorate them with some Medieval ribbon
to hide their 'luau' quality (draping down or wrapped around
like a barber's pole.) They look amazing when lit and your
guests will be very impressed!
a few thrift stores and garage sales and pick up some cheap,
but very old looking books. These look great as centerpieces!
For filler, put a wizard or magic theme book on top of the
others (in this way it doesn't matter the subject matter of
the books that you pick up.)
lighting can really change the entire look of your surroundings.
Wizard theme parties are best held at night, utilizing lots
of candles throughout the party area. Even in the daytime,
candles look great!
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