What do you do when your roommates suggest that you all host a Halloween party a week in advance? You say “heck yes” and immediately start drawing decorating inspiration from your favorite series of all time, Harry Potter!
Given that I only had a week to get decorations together, I utilized free Harry Potter printables that I found on Pinterest. If this had been a client’s party I would have designed my own, but I am fine with taking a shortcut for myself. I printed out a “Happy Haunting” banner and several drink labels that I used with bottles I had around the house.
I was also able to squeeze in a trip to the dollar store to get a couple other Harry Potterish decorations, like a little owl and a skull that I painted black and dripped a candle on top.
For food, my roommates helped make some fun snacks, including witches broomsticks, witches hats, and these adorable owl cupcakes.
And I finally got to make my own Butterbeer! I found the recipe here. It was a big hit!
I know I’m not the only person who loves taking pictures, so I made a simple photo backdrop for people to pose in front of.
And since this was an adult party, I made a giant Harry Potter Drinking Game. Don’t make fun of my little drawings (or do, it’s fine).
And, finally, a minimalist Harry Potter pumpkin.
Yes, that is a wand. And, no, I did not buy it for the party…
In case you were wondering, I did not do a Harry Potter themed costume. I couldn’t get a cape in time. Maybe next year!