Once my son told me that he wanted a Harry Potter themed birthday party this year I was completely beside myself! There is just so many great parties already out there but I didn't want to do the same thing. So I got to thinking what little kid would not love to go to Hogwarts right!?! That's when it hit me, that is EXACTLY what we will do! I compiled so many fun ideas from various parties and sites to inspire and incorporate into the party that you can find on my Pinterest Board.
Now the proper invitation for a Hogwarts party would be an acceptance letter of course. I used this tutorial from Hello Paper Moon to create them.
I addressed the envelopes with the location of each child's bedroom in their home and their address. We sealed them with printable wax seals from PropPrintables.
I adjusted the text to fit in birthday party information.
Also included in the letter was their Hogwarts Express ticket, available from PropPrintables, and a list of equipment they will need (these items were supplied for each child at Diagon Alley).
The letters had to be delivered via Owl Post and I loved the balloon idea that is all over the net.
I used a black marker and drew an owl on the balloons and tied one to each envelope. The birthday boy wanted to deliver them by leaving them on the porch, ringing the doorbell and running away.
I loved making the invites but that is only the beginning. I figured I would divide the party up into sections because the post would just be ridiculously long!
You can check out the rest of the party details here: