Do you know a bride-to-be who would LOVE a Harry Potter Hen Do? Then look no further, because we’ve written a full guide with everything you need to know and all the best ideas for a Harry Potter Hen Party!
We’ve gathered all the potions, spells and inspiration to help you throw the best harry potter themed hen weekend for any Potterhead who is due to get married soon.
We’ll be covering off all aspects of organising a Harry Potter hen party. Including Harry Potter hen do invites, Harry Potter accessories, activities, outfits and even some fun harry potter themed accommodation.
From decorating the venue to creating magical activities, we’ve got it all covered. Whether you’re looking for a laidback evening or an all-out extravaganza, this guide will help you plan the perfect Harry Potter Hen Do.
Harry Potter Hen Party Invites
The best way to get the other hens, and most importantly the bride, excited before the event is to make or order some Harry Potter invites for your hen do.
If you’re a classic Ravenclaw creative overachiever type you can design the invites yourself, or go for the simple option and order some customised ones off Etsy.
1. Marauders Map Harry Potter Party Invite – £5.39 each
Our first suggestion for a Harry Potter Hen Party invite is a really detailed Marauder’s Map style one that is actually usually used for wedding invites, but the text can be customised.
2. Harry Potter Style Invites with Seal – £2.20 each
Another great customisable Harry Potter hen do invite is this one, also from Etsy. It even comes printed on parchment with a real wax seal.
Harry Potter Hen Party Accessories & Decor
Let’s talk about decorations. You can go all out with a Hogwarts theme and deck out your venue with house banners and in the Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw colours.
Start by decorating the space to resemble Hogwarts, including creating a sorting hat ceremony for guests to determine their house.
You won’t be short of options for Harry Potter-themed decorations. There are no end of magical puns available as banners and decor to hang up for your party, our personal fave has to be this very cute She found her keeper banner:
Of course, once you’ve decked the place out with Harry Potter-themed hen party decorations, you’ll be needing a few accessories from the wizarding world for the hens themselves!
How about getting one each of the following for all the hens:
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Don’t miss our guide to all the other hen party accessories you’ll ever need too!
The Best Harry Potter Hen Party Activities
It’s time to think about activities for a Harry Potter Hen Do. There are plenty of Harry Potter-themed games you can play at your Hen Do. From Quidditch Pong to Charms Class and even a Triwizard Tournament – the possibilities are endless!
If you’re looking for a Harry Potter hen party activity then the ultimate one to do of course is the Warner Bros Harry Potter studio tour. This place is the destination to really lose yourselves into the world of HP, where you can re-enact your favourite scenes from the film and re-live the magic of the wizarding world.
- Step into the Great Hall
- Visit Privet Drive
- Stroll down Diagon Alley
- Includes return transport from Kings Cross
Check availability and prices for the Harry Potter Studio Tour (located just outside London). Tickets cost around £94 per person.
If you know a bride who is still waiting for her Hogwarts letter and would love to get stuck into a fun Harry Potter party activity then why not join a wand making class! It’s not quite Ollivanders itself, but it’s about as close as you’ll get to the real thing!
The wand making class also includes a Harry Potter walking tour through London!
If the bride loves Harry Potter and escape rooms in equal measure, then why not sign yourselves up for a Harry Potter escape room or a Harry Potter outdoor escape game!
Of course if you’re planning a Harry Potter hen party with an unlimited budget, then you could all fly over and make the ultimate pilgrimage to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios in LA.
If you fancy a Harry Potter themed afternoon tea then the closest you can get is the immersive afternoon tea experience at Cutter & Squidge’s Potion Room.
You’ll be treated to sweet and savoury delights, paired with drinkable and edible potions you create yourself.
An experience at the Potion Room costs £49.50 per person.
7. Watch Harry Potter films together
Don’t be tricked into thinking that throwing a Harry Potter hen do means you need to spend loads of money. Even Muggles like you can enjoy a whole day of HP-related fun, without it costing an arm and a leg.
Why not settle down for a Harry Potter film marathon together, along with a few mugs of Butterbeer?
If you know a bride-to-be for whom seven books and eight films weren’t enough to quench her Harry Potter thirst, then why not organise tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the West End for her hen do?
Tickets start from as little as £16 each.
9. Play a Harry Potter Game
This is a great idea if you are having a Harry Potter party at a local park or in your garden – play a fun Harry Potter game such as Catch the Snitch, Harry Potter Pictionary, or host your own Triwizard Cup!
Harry Potter Party Outfits
When it comes to the outfits for a Harry Potter themed party, one of the most popular options is to get matching Harry Potter t-shirts for all the hens.
Best Harry Potter Hen Party Tshirts
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You could even assign each hen a different character to come dressed as so your very own Hogwarts Great Hall is filled with all the usual suspects!
Here is a list of main characters you could use to assign each party-goer a role:
- Harry (obviously this should be given to the bride)
- Draco Malfoy
- Neville Longbottom
- Dobby the Elf
- Professor McGonagall
- Severus Snape
- Sirius Black
- Luna Lovegood
- Moaning Myrtle
- Bellatrix Lestrange
- Voldemort (perhaps not!)
Accessorise with a wand, wizard hat, round glasses, or a lightning scar to add more authenticity to your look. You can also wear items inspired by the wizarding world such as a Gryffindor scarf or a Slytherin tie. The goal is to embrace the magic and wonder of the world of Harry Potter, so have fun with your outfit and let your imagination run wild.
Harry Potter Hen Party Accommodation
Of course, no Harry Potter Hen Weekend would be complete without a quirky Hogwarts-style hotel, or a cute cottage reminiscent of The Burrow. Perhaps you’re looking for a true Hogsmeade village experience.
We’ve found a few unique options that might fit the bill when it comes to Harry Potter-themed accommodation in the UK.
1. The Georgian House Hotel – London
If you’re looking for a Harry Potter themed hotel in the capital then you won’t find better than this place. Some of its “Wizard Chambers” are decked out with cosy double bunk beds to feel like you’re sleeping in the Gryffindor common room.
2. The Old Railway Station – West Sussex
If you fancy re-creating the journey on the Hogwarts Express then you could book a stay in a converted Pullman train carriage at The Old Railway Station.
3. The Enchantment Chamber – York
Another great option for Harry Potter-themed accommodation, this time in the North of England. You can enjoy the four-poster bed and the Hogwarts-themed room.
Harry Potter Party Locations
You’re no doubt still wondering where to have a Harry Potter hen party.
There are several locations related to the world of Harry Potter that fans can visit, and most of them are in the UK:
- Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter – We already mentioned this one as a harry potter hen party idea, but this interactive studio tour located in Leavesden, England is where HP superfans can see original sets, costumes, and props used in the film series.
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios – This theme park, located in Orlando, Florida and Hollywood, California, offers a fully-immersive experience with attractions, shops, and dining options inspired by the world of Harry Potter.
- Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England – This castle was used as the filming location for several scenes in the first two Harry Potter films, including the iconic broomstick riding lessons.
- King’s Cross Station, London, England – The entrance to platform 9 3/4, where students catch the Hogwarts Express, is located at King’s Cross Station.
- Edinburgh, Scotland – This city was the birthplace and childhood home of J.K. Rowling, and some of the city’s landmarks and buildings are said to have served as inspiration for parts of the books.
These are just a few examples, and there are many other locations around the world associated with the world of Harry Potter that fans can explore and visit.
Of course, it’s also a great idea to throw a hen party at home with a Harry Potter theme, then you can really go to town on the decorations and food yourself.
Harry Potter Hen Party Food Ideas
Next up is the food. If you’re looking for something a bit more magical than your average buffet, why not try making some Harry Potter themed treats? You could make cauldron cakes, Butterbeer cupcakes, or even Polyjuice Potion punch!
For a Harry Potter-themed dinner party, you can serve dishes inspired by the wizarding world, such as:
- Butterbeer – A sweet, butterscotch-flavoured beverage popular among Hogwarts students.
- Pumpkin Pasties – Hand-held pastries filled with pumpkin and spices, a staple on the Hogwarts Express.
- Treacle Tart – A traditional British dessert made with syrup, breadcrumbs, and lemon juice, which is mentioned in the books as one of Harry’s favourite treats.
- Roasted Chicken – A classic dish, similar to the meals served in the Great Hall at Hogwarts.
- Bangers and Mash – A traditional British dish of sausages and mashed potatoes, which could be served as a hearty meal for students and guests alike.
- Cauldron Cakes – A small, round cake with a creamy centre, similar to a cupcake.
- Sweet and Savoury Hagrid’s Rock Cakes – Dense, crumbly cakes that can be made with either a sweet or savoury filling.
These are just a few suggestions, and you can get creative with your menu and incorporate other elements from the books, such as dragon eggs, jelly slugs, or Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans.
Harry Potter Hen Party – Conclusion
In conclusion, throwing a Harry Potter hen party can be a fun and imaginative way to bring the magic of the wizarding world to life. Whether you’re decorating your space with Hogwarts banners and broomsticks, serving Butterbeer and pumpkin pasties, or dressing up as your favourite characters, the possibilities are endless.
With a little bit of planning and creativity, you can create an unforgettable celebration that’s sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests. So gather your wizarding hens, raise a glass of Butterbeer, and get ready to embark on a magical journey to the world of Harry Potter!