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Planning a Harry Potter Baby Shower From Start to Finish

Accio awesome baby shower! Anyone who has met me for 5 minutes probably can tell that I am a huge Harry Potter nerd. I love the books and the movies, my husband even took me to the theme park in Florida one year. There is something inherent in us to fall in love with magic. I want to bring all that magic into a Harry Potter themed baby shower for you!

Pick Your Baby Shower Color Scheme

When it comes to color schemes you can go with fun, bold & vibrant or a more dark and mystical theme.  See the color schemes below to see what I mean.

Vibrant Baby Shower Color Scheme Example:

This color scheme includes the classic bold colors from each of the houses along with a little magical mix-in of purple.

Elegant Baby Shower Color Scheme Example:

This color scheme is a little more elegant and focuses are warm, Gryffindor focused colors.

 

 

At the end of the post I’ve got tons of party shop inspiration to help you re-create some of the ideas highlighted as well as some new ones to consider!

Harry Potter Baby Shower Invitation Ideas

Harry potter wax sealed shower invitations

While you won’t be able to send these by owl (if you know how, please tell me!), you can make sure that these fantastic invitations show up with style. There are so many artist that are crafting beautiful invitations that reflect the magic of the wizarding world that it is hard to not fly around the house with excitement.

  • Owls for days- beautiful styled owl cards that are customizable
  • Hogwarts Express ticket styling
  • Full baby shower invitation bundle- providing all the paper pieces you could dream up
    • Invitation
    • Diaper raffle card
    • Book request card
    • Sock request card
    • Thank you card
  • Marauder’s Map style
  • Hogwart’s Houses- so if you’re not a classic Gryffindor, you can still have a great looking invitation

Harry Potter Baby Shower Decorations

My friend Rhonda threw an amazing Harry Potter themed party. She did a lot of DIY decorations that turned out spectacular.

  • Note: I will post some shopping options at the bottom of similar items you can scoop up.

Harry Potter Entry Way Decorations

Station 9 3/4 Front Door

Platform 9 3/4 front porch brick curtain harry potter baby shower

She was able to create this fun entry to the house with basic table cloths and time. If you want to make your own King’s Cross Station entrance, pick up a Harry Potter themed Station 9 3/4 shower curtain that will do the trick nicely!

Flying Key Entry Way

Small key with wings Harry Potter Baby Shower decoration

keys and bunting hanging from ceiling

The flying key entry way will make a spectacular impact for a foyer or front door area. These keys are super easy to craft. The basic items needed for this:

  • Antique styled keys (these can be picked up at a craft store as well)
  • Vellum paper or lighter weight paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Fishing line or invisible thread

Incorporating whimsical bunting will add to the magical feeling of this entry way. Usher guests into the exciting world of your Harry Potter baby shower.

Harry Potter Baby Shower Floating Decoration Ideas

In the wizarding world, everything is suspended by magical spells. While I have yet to learn these incantations, I have learned some ingenuity. The lovely view of items floating about the party will surely enchant your guests.

Floating Candles

floating candle sticks

Suspended candles are an easy decoration that adds so much to the Harry Potter themed baby shower. I would suggest floating these over a table as your taller guests may find the hazardous if they are in a walking path.

Golden Snitch Floating Decoration

Harry Potter Bunting

These decorations took little to no time to whip up. They are exciting and fun to sprinkle around the room. When you use Christmas ornaments as the base of the ball, they already have the loop to attach to!


Want to learn how to make your own bunting for the party?  Check out my in-depth tutorial + Video on making your own bunting including templates. 

 

 


Owls and Hogwart’s Mail

Fireplace with Harry Potter Owls and Letters

close up of floating letters

Especially if you have a fireplace, this is a great way to expand on the floating “enchanted items” idea.

  • Stamped and addressed envelopes
  • The owls can be grouped together to create a focal point
  • Feathery bunting is helpful in “filling in” the space

Balloons, Balloons, Balloons

  • Balloons can add height to corners and vaulted areas that need spicing up
  • Increase color theme choice throughout the event
  • Are an easy and inexpensive decoration
  • I love the Harry Potter themed balloon collection they have on Amazon
  • Glitter balloons, Solids, and Wizard motifs are all included

Plates and Utensils

Remember that the easiest way to add color to the party in by picking up your plates, napkins and all the utensil needs from Dollar Tree. If you need help, here are 9 party supply places you may have forgotten about.

Harry Potter Baby Shower Food and Drink Ideas

Getting inspiration for your table decorations and menu is easy. I personally love how prolific this theme has become making it a click away to get all you need.

Fun DIY Cupcake Ideas

If you aren’t in the mood to make your own cupcakes, you can complete this theme by picking up your favorite flavors of cupcakes and themed cupcake toppers. Check out the cute options that are available.

Golden Snitch Cake Pops (must watch video HILARIOUS!)

Here is the the full (actual recipe) for making Golden Snitch Cake Pops  

Hedwig the Owl Shaped Vegetable Platter

Harry’s constant companion was Hedwig the owl. Always there for him through many of his trials, bring the owl theme in with an easy owl shaped veggie platter table decoration. For the eyes you can use dressings like ranch or bleu cheese.

Another option for the eyes- I also have a delicious and creamy great northern white bean hummus recipe that your guest will love!

Deviled Dragons Eggs

Harry Potter Baby Shower- Deviled Dragon Eggs

These deviled eggs always make a statement. The beautiful colors are enchanting and the flavor is delicious. Even if you are not queen of the kitchen, the recipe is pretty straight forward.

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar, plus 1 tablespoon for filling
  • 1 red beet, peeled and halved
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • A dozen (or more depending on number of guests) hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1 tsp anchovy paste
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or similar
  • Chopped parsley for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Deviled Dragon Eggs Directions :

  • In a pot add
    • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 3 cups water
  • Add in the beet and bring to a boil
  • Remove pot from heat and cool
  • Pour mixture (with beet) into a large heat-safe bowl
  • Add eggs, making sure they are fully submerged and refrigerate for 3 hours
  • Stir the marinating eggs occasionally
  • You can leave overnight for a deeper shade of pink.
  • Remove eggs from liquid
  • Halve eggs carefully transfer the yolks to a bowl
  • Leave egg whites aside to fill
  • Add in mixing bowl
    • 1 tablespoon vinegar
    • mayonnaise
    • anchovy paste
    • yolks
  • Season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • spoon or pipe the filling into the egg whites
  • Sprinkle with additional herbs, if desired

Now you have a real show stopper of an appetizer for this party.

Mrs. Weasley’s Corned Beef Sandwiches

Harry Potter Shower Mrs. Weasley's Corned Beef sandwich

This delicious recipe would make a great finger sandwich idea. You can always do other meats like turkey or chicken. You could even use the Tofurkey Peppered Sandwich meats if you’re vegan. But either way, Mrs. Weasley’s Corned Beef Sandwiches would be a tasty addition to  decorate your snack table menu.

Other Harry Potter Food Ideas

Luckily for us, this theme is huge! If you decide to go all out with your food table, here is a list of 39 Magical Harry Potter Inspired Recipes that may spark your imagination!

Several of the candies from the books are also available already crafted.

  • Chocolate Frogs
  • Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Bean (and they do mean it)
  • Exploding BonBons
  • Jelly Slugs

Butter Beer Drink RecipeHarry Potter Shower- Butter Beer in Glass

Minimal Ingredients:

  • Chilled 2L Cream Soda
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Whipped Cream Topping
  • Butterscotch Syrup
  • Awesome glasses

Directions for my Easy Harry Potter Butter Beer Recipe

Harry Potter Baby Shower Game Ideas

harry potter baby shower baby food guessing game

I’m personally a fan of easy to play games to keep everyone laughing and conversing. There are a couple games that stand out to me for this baby shower theme.

  • Guess the Baby Food “Every Flavor Food”

    • Like Bertie Bott’s beans, pick out several flavors of baby food
    • Remove label and number each one
    • Blindfold guest
    • Guests will each try a different flavor and guess what it is
  • Pin the Scar on Harry

  • The FREE Scar Pinning Game Printable is available for download!
    • This game is played like “pin the tail on the donkey”
    • There is a giant Harry Potter head poster
    • Each guest receives a scar sticker
    • Bind folded, the guests give their best try at placing the scar in the correct location
    • Closest to the actual forehead position WINS!
  • Harry Potter “This or That”

  • Templates for Harry Potter “this or that”
    • The mom-to-be picks her choices from the listed items
    • Guest circle the answer they think she will choose
      • I.e. Hedwig or Crookshanks, Flying Car or Broomstick, etc.
    • Person with most correct WINS!
  • “Baby”-  The word which must not be named

    • Everyone received a clothes pin (or themed button) upon arrival
    • Anytime someone says the word “baby” another can steal their pin
    • Once the gifts are done being opened, tally the pins

Harry Potter Baby Shower Favors

Make sure you send you guests home with something to remember the event. There are several cute options that will be adorable, thematic, and hopefully useful.  See where you can buy these at the bottom of the article.

  • Broomstick style writing pin
  • Antique Key Bottle openers
  • Harry Potter Cork Jar “Potion” Bottles (I would fill these with black lava salt)
  • Bertie Bott’s Every Flavored Beans
  • Chocolate Frogs
  • Harry Potter fridge magnets

Harry Potter Baby Shower Gift Ideas

There are so many artist creating Harry Potter themed gifts on Etsy. I love the creations they’ve been able to come up with. Anything baby could need, there is a Harry Potter version.

I know that I love receiving a Harry Potter themed gift. It’s always a treat. If you know the magical folks in your life would love their little witch or wizard to be dressed to the nines, check out these amazing onesies.

Warner Bros Harry Potter Baby Boys’ 5-Pack Bodysuits Hogwarts Gryffindor (6-9 Months)Crazybee 3Pcs/Set Baby Boy Girl Infant Snuggle This Rompers (White01, 6M)

Get the Look- Harry Potter Baby Shower Decoration Links


SZDR Platform 9 And 3/4 Of King’s Cross Station – Secret Passage To The Magic School Decorative Shower Curtain,Bathroom Accessories, 69X70 Inches, Perfect Anti-Mildew Polyester Fabric Shower Curtain.

Mmei 40 pcs Large Antique Bronze Steampunk Vintage Skeleton Keys for DIY Wedding Party Gifts Jewelry Necklace Pendants Decoration (4 Different Style x 10)

AMAGIC 6.5 Inch Flameless LED Taper Candles Lights, Battery Operated Harry Potter Floating Candles, Electric Tapered Candles for Christmas, Party, Wedding Decorations, Set of 12

Christmas by Krebs KBX20497 Shatterproof Christmas Ball Ornament, 6-Inch, Gold Glitter

Coceca 350 Pcs 8-12cm White Feathers for Various Birthday Party Wedding Festival Party Decorations

60-Pack Greeting Cards and Envelopes – Aged Style Envelopes and Half-Fold Note Cards – 6 Vintage Antique Designs, Glossy Finish, 4 x 6 Inches

New DLD Vintage Harry Potter Hogwarts School Badge Wax Seal Stamp Sticks Melting Spoons Candles Set (Original Version)

40 PCS Harry Potter Pattern Balloons, 12″ Latex Balloons Harry Potter Color Confetti Balloons Kit for Baby Birthday Party Baby Shower Harry Potter Theme Party Supplies

Harry Potter Inspired Cupcake Toppers (Set of 24) Harry Potter Wizard Birthday Party Decorations Supplies Hogwarts party decor

Harry Potter Milk Chocolate Frog with Collectible Wizard Trading Card 4 Packs

Jelly Belly Harry Potter Bertie Bott’s, 1.2-Ounce (Pack of 8)

Universal Studios Wizarding World of Harry Potter Park Honeydukes Emporium Exploding Bon Bons Orange & Pinapple Flavoured 3.25 Oz Candy

Jelly Belly Harry Potter Jelly Slugs Gummi Candy Slugs – 12ct Box

Butterbeer Ingredients

Dr. Brown Cream Soda 72.0 FO(Pack of 1)

Smucker’s Sundae Syrup: Butterscotch (Pack of 2) 20 oz Size

Libbey County Fair Glass Drinking Jars, Set of 12
Game Supplies

Gerber Purees 2nd Foods Veggie and Fruit Variety Pack, 16 Count

Magnolian 100 Pieces Mini Colored Natural Wooden Clothespins Photo Paper Peg Pin Craft Clips,Home Decoration Photo Clips with 33 Feet Jute Twine

Party Favors

Witches Broom Pens – 24 ct

50pcs Wedding Favors Skeleton Key Bottle Opener with Escort Tag Card

LABELS ONLY Halloween Small Apothecary Potion Bottles Harry Potter Party Prop

LEFV™ 2ml Small Bottles Transparent Mini Glass Jars with Cork Stoppers Top – Message Weddings Wish Jewelry Pendant Charms Kit Party Favors – Pack of 24

Black Lava Hawaiian Sea Salt 2 lb. Bag – Fine Grain by San Francisco Salt Company

Refrigerator Magnets – Harry Potter Theme Hogwarts House Crests / Spells

Hope you found this Harry Potter baby shower post helpful in planning your party!  Good luck and be sure to tag @thriftylilmom on Instagram if you post pictures from your party so I can check it out!

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