Harry Potter is a phenomenal book and movie series. If you, your friend, or your kiddos are obsessed with Harry Potter just as much as the rest of us, then creating a Harry Potter-themed party is the way to go.
Creating enough games and activities can be difficult, especially creating many decorations. But, no worries! We've got you. Here is a list of 32 Harry Potter games that will surely make your party about 100x better. From indoor games to outdoor games to simple crafts. This list is perfect for anyone planning a Harry Potter-themed party.
1. Dobby Sock Toss
Party guests of any age will love this game. Make it more or less challenging by placing the basket closer or further away. Simply use two baskets and see which house can fill their basket with the most socks.
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2. DIY Quidditch Game
This Quidditch game is perfect for a small birthday party. One can easily make this themselves or find a printout online (like this one). Cut out the holes and use quarters, beans, or really anything to have kiddos throw thru the holes.
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3. Wizard Names
If you're planning a Harry Potter-themed party, there will be way more kiddos asking for a wizard name aside from the birthday child. Therefore, you can create your own by writing them down on construction paper and have kids choose one as they arrive!
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4. Harry Potter Bingo
There's not much better than a bingo game to get all of the kiddos at the part involved. Whether you wrap it into the house competition or just have it as one of the board games, kids will love it. It's a classic party game that everyone knows and will be able to play.
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5. Harry Potter Levitating Game
Let your kiddos embrace Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft and Wizardry with this interactive board game. It's seriously a favorite in my house. Although it's only a one-player game, the competition level is high and could be used as a house competition!
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6. Harry Potter Magic Potions Class
Magic potions are soo much fun. This Exploding Elixir potion is perfect for children obsessed with Harry Potter. Have them use their magic wands or a squirt bottle to make the baking soda explode!
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7. Basic Wand Choreography
Make sure each child has a chopstick wand and let them try out the choreography! Kids will love working together and learning the different movements that come with casting spells. They'll also love using their imaginations as they cast different spells on each other.
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8. Guess the Wand Quiz
Playing physical games can be a bit tiring, especially as a parent trying to get all the kiddos under control. This is why when it's time for a little break, have your kiddos complete this fun activity. You can have them write down their answers or answer out loud and chat about it.
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9. Guess the Voice
How well do you know the Harry Potter characters? This is an amazing Harry Potter-themed game that humans of any age will love playing. It's a bit of a twist on the classic trivia games that will keep everyone engaged.
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10. Quidditch Pong
Yep, Harry Potter themes are not just for kids! Including a drinking game for any parents that are at the party is equally fun. You can set up a table for this game for both kiddos with mocktail drink ideas and a parent's table with alcoholic drinks.
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11. DIY Harry Potter Wands
Creating a Harry Potter has never been more fun or simple! Using a hot glue gun or this cool glue gun (for little hands) alternative will be the first step toward getting everyone ready for a fun night of Harry Potter activities.
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12. Flying Keys Scavenger Hunt
Make your house into a Hogwarts house! Create flying keys with this simple tutorial and create a scavenger hunt! After the sorting hat determines who's in which house, have house teams split up and see who can catch the most keys. Even better, see who can find the magic key.
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13. Hogwarts House Sorting Quiz
You're not alone if you've always wondered where the sorting hat would have put you. Before starting the party, have everyone take this quiz to determine which house they're in. This is a fun twist on picking teams for the actual games throughout the party.
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Use awesome recipes like this one to create your very own butterbeer concoction. Whether you have kids old enough to follow the butterbeer recipe themselves or make it with other adults, it will be a fun drink for everyone!
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15. Dragon Egg
Let your friends or kids unleash their artistic skills by creating their own dragon egg! Crafts are always a fun activity for any party, and your kiddos will love to take a break from the intensity of all the games.
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16. Harry Potter House Sorting
If you've got younger kids, this is an amazing sorting game. Become your own sorting hat and sort the colors into the correct house. M&Ms work best for this activity because of the different colors that they come in.
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17. Wingardium Leviosa DIY Craft
Make your very own Wingardium Leviosa feather! Tie this feather with a fishing line (see thru) and have your kiddos practice making it look like real magic. They can perfect their spell-casting pronunciations.
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18. Floating Balloon
Try putting a balloon over any air vents that you have throughout your house. This will make it float, and your kids will literally feel that they're making the balloons float. Let them try to take their own videos and see who can really convince everyone that their spell worked!
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19. Harry's Howler
Create a Howler from the Ministry of Magic! Any child that loves Harry Potter has dreamed of what getting a Howler letter would actually feel like! Well, let them try it out for themselves. Create a Howler for each other or to take home.
Learn more: Wizardry Workshop
20. DIY Harry Potter Guess Who Game
You can easily remove the cards inside if you have your own Guess Who game at home. If you don't have a game, you can learn how to make your own here. Print out pictures of Harry Potter characters and put them inside the Guess Who board. Have kids play like normal.
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21. Hula Hoop Quidditch
This one is one of those games where the more really is, the merrier. The more kids and the more balls. It's easy to set up and easy to play! Kids may get a bit competitive with this one, so it's important to establish all the rules before beginning the game.
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22. Harry Potter Escape Room
Escape rooms have seriously taken the nation by storm. They're used in classrooms, on date nights, and even on vacation outings! Whatever the reason, an escape room is fun for the whole family. In this case, it'll be fun for the whole party. Set up your very own Harry Potter escape room.
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23. Create Your Own Sorting Hat
If you don't want to play the sorting game on your phone, then it's essential that you have a sorting hat! All sorts of games can be played with this little guy. And the best news, he's easy to create!
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24. DIY Wizard's Chess
It's always essential to have quieter games at a party. This is great for people who aren't feeling oh so social throughout the party. Wizard's chess is the perfect addition to a Harry Potter-themed party!
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25. Create Your Own Golden Snitch
Have you dreamed of catching the golden snitch just as much as your kids, if not more? Well, here's your chance! Follow this tutorial in creating your very own golden snitch. Then bring it into a game and see who can catch it first.
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26. Painting Rocks
Painting rocks is always fun because not only do kiddos get to paint the rocks, but they also get to have a blast searching for the best ones! Harry Potter painted rocks is a great, chill activity for a Harry Potter-themed party that everyone will enjoy (even the adults).
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27. Harry Potter Pause Game
This is a great game to play at a sleepover or indoor Harry Potter party! Kids will love working together to answer the questions. You could even turn this into a Jeopardy-like game with your kiddos and make it into a house competition.
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28. DIY Costumes
If you're into creating costumes, then creating some for a photo booth is the perfect way to spice up any Harry Potter-themed party. They're not too hard to make as long as you know the basics of sewing. The best part is they don't have to be perfect!
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29. Owl Exam
Print this owl exam in low res for free or high res for a cost. Use this at the party to allow kiddos to pretend they're really in Wizard school. It's a perfect way to get them into the zone at your Harry Potter-themed party.
Learn more: Wizardry Workshop
30. Harry Potter Fortune Telling
Kids and adults alike love playing with fortune tellers. They're fun, exciting and just make you feel like a kid again. This Harry Potter fortune teller will tell you what your Patronus is. The Patronus is from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban.
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31. DIY Nimbus 2000
Create your very own Nimbus 2000. This can be used in various games and events throughout the party. Whether you must ride on it during certain times of the party or just have it with you to really make the Harry Potter theme come alive, it's a great addition.
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32. DIY Harry Potter Monopoly
This DIY Harry Potter Monopoly will greatly add to any Harry Potter-themed party. Not only is it easy to make, but it's also free. Just print, cut, and go!
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