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How to Throw a Harry Potter Themed Baby Shower

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If you’re looking for inspiration on how to throw a Harry Potter baby shower, you’re in the right place. So, grab your bags, magic wand, and house colors to meet at platform 9 ¾. 

This Express train is loaded and ready to depart – next stop, Hogwarts, via a Harry Potter baby shower theme! And best of all, you can rock this Hollywood-themed shower for expectant mothers of boys, girls, or surprise genders.

You can even do a Wizard, or witch gender reveals!

Get your part y notebook or shopping finger ready because we’re off to a mystical world.

Table of Contents

  • What is a Harry Potter Baby Shower?
  • How to Throw a Harry Potter Baby Shower
    • Baby Shower Schedule
    • Theme Ideas for a Harry Potter Baby Shower
    • Menu Ideas
    • Invitation Ideas
    • Decoration Ideas
    • Party Favor Ideas
  • Final Thoughts

What is a Harry Potter Baby Shower?

The name Harry Potter strikes joy and excitement in the minds of fans worldwide. You’ve likely seen the movies if you haven’t read the books. 

If you’re a super Potter fan, there are many ways to incorporate this theme into a baby shower.

From something as simple as lightning bolts to wizard hats and house-themed color palettes, we’ve flicked our wands and said the magic words to conjure up the perfect Harry Potter baby shower pieces.

Harry Potter baby showers are excellent affordable DIY jobs. And it’s the perfect theme for either gender or a non-gendered party. 

How to Throw a Harry Potter Baby Shower

You don’t have to do much work or spend a lot of cash to emulate the look and feel of a baby shower with a fun, magical Happy Potter theme. 

The trending popularity of the Harry Potter brand means it’s relatively easy to find anything you could want to host a baby shower. But even better, this theme gives you plenty of opportunities for DIY crafts. 

You’ll be the envy of your Pinterest followers and a hero when they find out how little effort your theme took. But if you’d prefer to buy the goods already done, we’ve got recommendations for that too. 

Baby Shower Schedule

Most people don’t print and provide a baby shower schedule for their guests, but it can come in handy for the host or party planner.

However, you don’t have to create a detailed baby shower schedule. Just having a rough idea of how the party will progress can determine how long to tell your guests to plan to stay, as well as timing of the games and activities.

Generally, you’ll want to set aside time for the following activities –

Baby shower games





Greetings and farewells

More elaborate showers include speeches, videography, full-course meals, music, and dancing. A typical baby shower lasts an hour and a half (90 minutes) to three hours. 

Theme Ideas for a Harry Potter Baby Shower

There are many fun ways to incorporate your Harry Potter theme throughout your party. Like this adorable spell-themed expecting patronum mom shirt! Or, instead of a shirt, how about a sash for mommy-to-be?

And ensure your theme matches throughout your party with a Harry Potter baby shower bundle which includes games, food labels, thank you cards, and more.  

Here are a few of our favorites:

You can use this gold wing design to decorate chocolates, cupcakes, or cake pops to look like the signature snitch. 

Jelly beans are frequent in the movies, so why not incorporate them into your menu? You can buy Harry Potter jelly beans or use regular ones with an HP label like these.

“Cockroach” pecan clusters

Deviled “dragon” eggs

Pumpkin pasties

Vegetable platters

Sandwiches – make them Basilisk by using olives as eyes and red pepper for the tongue

Invitation Ideas

A Harry Potter baby shower theme, should be evident from beginning to end. Your invitations are the perfect opportunity to get creative and announce your shower’s theme.

Make sure the invites include all the pertinent info. And if you want to make things more fun, instruct guests to dress as their favorite house – All hail Gryffindor. 

For an authentic touch, send your invitations via snail mail and seal each stationery envelope with a wax seal.

Writing each letter and addressing the envelopes in a beautiful calligraphy font are thoughtful touches that enhance the Potter theme. 

These foldable baby shower invites can be perfect if you prefer to be more hands-off with your Harry Potter theme. It even thoughtfully encourages the attendance of muggles with keepsake tickets!

Another excellent idea you can repeat in your decorations is an aged, yellowed paper with a creepy font, announcing one of the movie’s best lines – “I solemnly swear that I am up to No good.” 

Here are a few of our favorite invitations!

Decoration Ideas

You can go as elaborate or simple as you want with your decorations. Banners, balloons, welcome signs, and labels for the food and gift tables are popular baby shower decor essentials. 

For a Harry Potter baby shower, represent all four houses, so everyone feels welcome with this set of four house banners.

Party Favor Ideas

A good baby shower host won’t send her guests home empty-handed. So here are a few fun party favor ideas for your Harry Potter theme.

How cute are these house robe-themed gift bags that you can use to serve up your party favors to your guests?!

Related Post: Our Favorite Cheap Baby Shower Favors and Prizes

Final Thoughts

And there you have it! We’ve given you some of the best ideas for how to throw a Harry Potter baby shower. Remember that any successful baby shower should focus on decor, the menu, invitations, and party favors. 

Scheduling your baby shower out can help you give guests an accurate expectation of the party length. And remember to include the most crucial info on your invites – the location, time, date, mom-to-be’s name, specific instructions, and RSVP information.

Adding the baby registry information is an excellent way to ensure the expectant parents get their needed essentials.

Not a Harry Potter baby shower fan? We got you covered with plenty of others, like Care Bears, Teddy Bear, or cute Woodland Animals!


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Party for children. Harry Potter Recipes

Harry Potter is one of the most beloved book and movie characters in children. The menu of young wizards may well become the basis for a children's holiday. We offer some simple and popular recipes for fans of the school of witchcraft and wizardry.

Table setting for a children's party can be made in four colors of Hogwarts Wizarding School houses: red for Gryffindor, yellow for Hufflepuff, blue for Ravenclaw, green for Slytherin. nine0003

Various types of brooms, hats, spell books, garlands of stars and candles, painted lightning bolts can be used as attributes.

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Pumpkin Juice

Pumpkin juice is popular in the magical world - it is drunk all the time, always and everywhere. In real life, fans of this drink can "tint" the taste with various additives.


  • Apple cider or juice - 1 l
  • Pumpkin puree (or pumpkin)
  • Sugar (white + brown) - 50 gr
  • Seasonings (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice)
  • Vanilla

Step-by-step preparation

Extract the juice from the pumpkin with a juicer.

Combine apple juice, pumpkin juice (or pumpkin puree), sugar, spices and vanilla in a pitcher.

Mix everything and refrigerate for several hours.

When serving, garnish glasses of juice with thin apple slices.

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Non-alcoholic Butterbeer

Butterbeer has many options. The main ingredients can be bought at any store:

  • Cream soda (soda)
  • Whipping cream - 200 ml
  • White sugar - 40 gr
  • Brown sugar - 40 gr
  • Vanilla
  • Powdered sugar

Step by step preparation

Prepare sugar syrup from white sugar and water. To do this, pour sugar into a small saucepan and pour 2 tablespoons of water. Put on medium fire. Sugar will melt gradually, you do not need to mix it, just tilt it slightly in different directions. The syrup should be golden in color. nine0003

Add brown sugar and vanilla to caramel. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate.

Whip the cream until stiff peaks form.

Pour some cream soda and a tablespoon of caramel syrup into a glass and mix thoroughly.

Pour in the rest of the baking soda, stir gently to mix the ingredients but not lose the carbonation.

Top with whipped cream. To do this, it is better to use a icing bag to give them a beautiful shape. Top with caramel. nine0003

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Smoldering dragon steak

Of course, young wizards preferred sweets, but they could not do without main dishes.

Even those children who do not eat well will certainly be interested in an unusual steak with dragon scales.


  • Turkey (or chicken)
  • Flour
  • Bow
  • Almonds (sliced)
  • Soy sauce, sugar, butter - to taste

Cooking steps

Cut the meat into steaks about half a centimeter thick and beat lightly.

Peel the onion, cut into thin half rings and fry in a pan until golden brown.

Roast the almonds until browned, then mix with the onions.

Pour oil or butter into another pan and add the steaks. Fry until half cooked.

Take out and put in a bowl. Drizzle with a little soy sauce and add the almonds. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar and fry. nine0003

The meat should be fried until tender and the almonds should be crispy.

Steaks are best served with potato garnish.

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Molasses Pie

In fact, the pie is similar to tart: its base is formed from crispy dough, on top of which there is a thick layer of delicious and delicate filling - it will surely please children's party guests.


For the dough

  • Wheat flour - 300 gr
  • Butter - 150 gr
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Water - 6 tbsp.

For the filling

  • Butter - 50 gr
  • 1 lemon
  • Molasses - 650 gr
  • Rosemary - 1.5 tsp
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • Almond flour - 150 gr
  • 2 eggs

Cooking steps

Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Take the oil out of the refrigerator ahead of time. Mix softened butter with flour (for example, a blender), gradually adding cold water. nine0003

Pour the dough into a parchment-lined baking dish and place in the oven for 20-30 minutes until it turns golden brown.

While the dough is in the oven, you can make the filling: put the butter in a deep saucepan and put on medium heat.

Bring to a boil and add lemon juice and zest, molasses, breadcrumbs, rosemary, flour.

Mix everything. You should get a homogeneous mass. Remove to the side until cool (cool to 40-50 degrees). nine0003

Beat in the egg and mix.

Spread the resulting mass on the cake and bake for about 20-30 minutes. If there is any doubt about the readiness of the cake, pierce it with a toothpick - it should come out clean.

It is better to take the cake out of the mold after it has cooled down to room temperature. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

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Hagrid's Cupcakes

Harry Potter's friend's baking is not impressive, but if you get down to business with inspiration and intelligence, this version of the traditional British recipe can pleasantly surprise .. . Spoiler - stone cupcakes (although it's more likely cookies) are not named because of their taste, but because they have an uneven surface and look like fragments of rocks. nine0003


  • Oatmeal - 2 cups
  • Flour - 10 tablespoons
  • Sugar - 10 tablespoons
  • Butter - 150 g
  • Dried fruits (chopped) - 1 tbsp.
  • Nuts (chopped) - 1 tbsp.
  • 4 eggs
  • Baking powder - 20 gr

Cooking step by step

Place the butter in a frying pan and melt. Add oatmeal and fry until golden brown.

Transfer cooled flakes to a bowl, add flour, baking powder, sugar, crushed dried fruits and nuts. You can add chocolate chips if you like.

Lightly beat the eggs and mix with the oatmeal. Set aside for 15-20 minutes to infuse.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. From the dough, form round cookies weighing about 30-40 grams (for convenience, it is better to do this with wet hands or just with a spoon) and put on paper. Cookies don't have to be smooth. Bake for 15-20 minutes. nine0003

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Letter-thunderer (shout)

Letters that brought many unpleasant minutes to some students of the school of magic, in culinary performance are completely unscathed.


  • Puff pastry ready
  • Ham
  • Cheese

Cooking step by step

Cut the dough into 10x10 cm squares.

Place thick slices of ham and cheese in the center. nine0003

Fold the sides of the square into an envelope shape. You can brush the top with egg.

Bake in an oven preheated to 180 degrees for 20 minutes.

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Toasts from the Four Houses

Although the food for the young wizards is prepared in the same kitchen, everyone can taste the toast with a taste intended for the children of the "neighboring" house.


  • Bread
  • Soft cream cheese
  • Dried tomato sauce
  • Pesto sauce
  • Saffron powder or yellow food coloring
  • Blue food coloring

Step-by-step preparation

Toast slices of bread (preferably in a toaster or oven) and cut into bite-sized pieces.

Divide the cheese into four bowls. In each, mix it with different ingredients: dried tomatoes for red (Gryffindor), pesto for green (Slytherin), saffron powder or dye for yellow (Hufflepuff), and blue dye for Ravenclaw. nine0003

Spread cheese on bread and arrange on plates.

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The Golden Snitch

You don't have to swallow the Snitch like Harry Potter - you can just eat it with pleasure.


  • Cottage cheese - 400 gr
  • Flour - 200 gr
  • Egg — 2 pcs.
  • Sugar - 4 tablespoons
  • Soda - 1 tsp
  • Salt - pinch
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

Cooking steps

Thoroughly mix the cottage cheese with the egg.

Pour salt, sugar, soda and flour into the resulting mass. To mix everything.

Heat vegetable oil until boiling.

Take the curd mass with a teaspoon, shape into a ball and dip into the boiling oil.

Fry the snitch until golden brown. Once ready, place on a paper towel to remove excess oil.

Snitch wings can be cut out for serving from thick paper and used to decorate the Snitch. It will also turn out beautifully if the snitches are then planted on skewers for kebabs, but in this case you will have to make sure that the children do not play with chopsticks. nine0003

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Yorkshire pudding

Pudding for wizard children, like Muggle children, is usually served with roast beef and gravy.


  • Eggs - 4 pcs.
  • Milk - 175 gr
  • Water - 25 gr
  • Flour - 200 gr
  • Salt - ½ tsp
  • Vegetable oil

Step by step

Pudding ingredients should be at room temperature, so take them out of the fridge ahead of time. Warm dough will make taller and crispier puddings, cold dough will make firmer puddings. nine0003

It is better to beat the dough with a mixer (but you can also use a whisk), so you need to choose the appropriate dishes. Break eggs into it and add salt, beat. Gradually add milk and water until the mixture is smooth.

Then it is better to let the dough rest for at least half an hour, but you can also bake it right away.

Preheat the oven to 230 degrees. Pour 1 tbsp into each pudding mold. vegetable oil. Place in the oven to heat up the molds and butter.

Take out the mold and put into each dough, filling 2/3, and put in the oven for half an hour. Do not open the oven at this time. nine0003

Bake the puddings for approx. 20-30 minutes. They should rise well and brown.

Yorkshire puddings are light, tender and cool quickly. It is better to serve them hot.

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Felix Felicis

Properly prepared golden magical drink, according to the book, brings good luck in all endeavors.


  • Honey - 500 gr
  • Lemonade (or sweet soda) - 750 gr
  • Cinnamon - 1 stick
  • Vanilla - 1 pod
  • Cardamom - 1 pc.
  • Carnation - 1-2 pcs.
  • Food glitter

Step by step preparation

Place the honey in a glass jar. Add water or lemonade and stir until honey is completely dissolved. Then add spices.

Strain the finished drink through a fine sieve, add food glitter and pour into small bottles.

You can decorate the bottles with a colorful themed label. nine0003

Prodigy Pit Stop

Is Harry Potter Dangerous for Orthodox Children?


What a delight these fairy tales are! A beauty in every sense. Both in the fact that they are beautiful, imbued with a special spiritual mood, and in the fact that in modern conditions they can become a real temptation for believing parents and their children.

From time immemorial, children of all peoples have been brought up on fairy tales. The fairy tale genre is one of the most ancient and most correct from an educational point of view. The fairy tale is convenient in that it is easy to put everything in its place, punish evil and give the opportunity to win good, say what is hard to talk about in an ordinary conversation without deceiving, show deceit and betrayal. Fairy tales are good because they always leave a feeling of the triumph of justice in the child's soul, they give a ray of hope that everything will be fine. nine0003

Which of us didn't read about the adventures of Kolobok or the Brave Hare in childhood? How many children shed tears over the plight of Cinderella and rejoiced at the miraculous deliverance of the Sleeping Beauty. However, people who have come to the faith recently begin to see elements in fairy tales that contradict the Orthodox worldview. It may seem incredible, but some believing parents are seriously abandoning our traditional fairy tales! On the grounds that they contradict the Orthodox faith. nine0003

What seditious things can a neophyte parent see in a fairy tale? First of all, it's magic. A rare fairy tale does without magical paraphernalia. here you have magic wands, and invisibility caps, and living and dead water, and even unclean forces are innumerable: Baba Yaga, and goblin goblins, and kikimoras with mermaids, and all sorts of talking beasts. One Cinderella fairy godmother (read - witch) is worth something. And the whole horror is that all this evil is presented as positive characters! And the question arises: is it possible for Orthodox children to read such fairy tales? nine0003

If it is still possible to find some kind of compromise with Russian folk tales, sifting out at least those where there are “wrong” characters, then the books about the wizard boy Harry Potter by the English writer J. Rowling, which are extremely popular among children, cause a lot of questions. Some Orthodox parents have declared these books blasphemous and forbidden, as promoting the occult. But are they really that scary? nine0003

In order to answer this question, it is necessary to forget about the wonderful paraphernalia for a while and understand why young wizards attracted children so much. Your extraordinary abilities? Of course not. For children who are hungry for true incorruptible friendship, love, fidelity, camaraderie, they have become the embodiment of their hopes and aspirations. They revived in many faith in the power of love and in a pure heart, this is the true secret of their popularity. A similar story happened a hundred years ago with another mega-popular work, now almost forgotten, but on which more than one generation of boys and girls grew up - “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas. After all, if you disassemble the characters under an Orthodox magnifying glass, they will appear in a very unattractive light: Comte de la Fere, Athos, a drunkard and a murderer of his own wife. Porthos, a spendthrift and gigolo, who married a woman much older than himself for the sake of money; Aramis is an adulterer and intriguer, who achieves spiritual dignity (!!!) from his selfish goals, d'Artagnan is a cynical careerist, who first decided to seduce the married Constance, and subsequently maintains relations simultaneously with Lady Winter and her maid. At the same time, all four lead, let's say, an immoral lifestyle, every day they kick themselves in the trash and rowdy. nine0003

But the trick is that with such a rich set of dubious qualities, these characters were perceived by children as a model of nobility, loyalty and courage! Every boy wanted to be d'Artagnan, every girl wanted to be Constance. All the negative aspects of the life of the Fab Four were ignored by children, because children think on a different level, and what adults usually focus on goes unnoticed by them.

So should the Harry books be thrown into the fire immediately and the author anathematized? Of course not. A fairy tale is a game of life, with the help of a fairy tale we can show the child what we often cannot explain, and what often does not reach the child’s consciousness if we explain it “in our own words”. Children will not delve into dogmatic subtleties, they first of all evaluate the relationship between the characters, their actions from the point of view of the so-called universal values. It is impossible to raise a child in cultural isolation, and in order for him to have an idea of ​​true values, these values ​​must be instilled in him. nine0003

A child should be helped to acquire spiritual immunity, and he is acquired not by prohibitions

and imposing his “correct” opinion, but by reasonable dosages, “inoculations”. Children who have grown up in “Orthodox isolation” are more likely to be unprepared for the realities of life than children who have been carefully taught world classics, which, if we approach it quite canonically, contain a lot of dubious moments. However, it never occurs to anyone to declare Twelfth Night or The Chronicles of Narnia anti-Orthodox. On the contrary, if you wish, you can see Christian motives in any work, because there is no absolutely good or absolutely bad children's literature. In each work the reader can find something that will serve him as a lesson. nine0003

Parents should avoid being categorical, they should be prepared for the fact that their assessments may not coincide and most likely will not coincide with children's. Children tend to test parental authority and deny the values ​​of older generations. This is normal, because young people need to build up their own experience and ability to evaluate what is happening, it is impossible to force children to look at the world through the eyes of their parents all their lives. Children have the right to their own opinion and they want their opinion to be taken into account. A sharp, categorical ban will cause rejection not only of your opinion, but also of your beliefs, including religious ones, in general. It would be wiser to familiarize yourself with a controversial novel or film, discuss with a teenager what he liked so much about it, share his opinion. When this happens in the form of a calm discussion, without pathos and excessive accusation, then there is more chance that your opinion will be listened to. nine0003

Even a fairy tale may well even become a guide to Christian life, if its understanding is put on the right path: happiness must be earned, evil must be resisted, loved ones must be cherished, prayer and love are the best defense against evil spirits. Instead of fighting Harry Potter or the fairy godmother, it is better to make an effort to acquaint your children with gospel morals and show them yourself how to live the gospel. A child who is familiar with the Gospel, the Bible, will eventually be able to place the right accents and separate the good seed from the chaff. nine0003

If the fairy tale is translated into the plane of faith, then the magical surroundings will fade into the background, and in the first place there will be such virtues as fidelity, sacrifice, love, reverence for parents, striving for good - common evangelical truths. Even Aristotle said that the purpose of art is not entertainment, but the moral perfection of man. It is moral improvement that children's fairy tales serve, to which, of course, the story of Harry Potter belongs, and which, of course, teaches its reader moral lessons. As Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev, a professor at the Moscow Theological Academy, said, “There is no need to hide a book about Harry Potter from children.

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