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Halloween Harry Potter Party

Sep 4, 2008
The magical world of Harry Potter can be used as a theme for a fun and creative Halloween party.

The last Harry Potter book in the series by J. K. Rowling is now released, but the movie series is still rolling out, and will keep the stories alive for years to come. For many children today, a Harry Potter book is the first full length book they will read.

Harry Potter also appeals to a broad range of ages. This is mostly because many older teenagers started reading with the first book and then eagerly anticipated each addition to the series.

Lost of decorations and costumes can be pulled straight out of the world of Harry Potter. For example, ghosts, goblins, witches, wizards, broomsticks, hats, skeletons, spiders, spider webs, magic potions all fit with Halloween and the Harry Potter theme. Other decorative touches that relate directly to Harry Potter include character costumes, Hogwart's items like crests, posters, owls, frogs, etc.

As Harry Potter has become increasingly popular at Halloween time, more and more Harry Potter related products and decorations are available in stores each year.

Invitations to a Harry Potter Halloween Party can draw on the many sources of Harry Potter images and fonts available on the internet. You need to specify the time, date and place for your guest list, and ask for an RSVP confirmation to make your catering easier. As the guests will be children or teenagers, all the parents should be consulted about transport and safety arrangements.

Activities at your party can include watching the Harry Potter movies, video and computer games, play acting, book readings, searching the internet and Harry Potter fan sites, discussing the stories, characters and actors, making up variations of the stories, craft activities to make Harry Potter costumes and accessories, and much more.

A simple craft project is to provide some wooden dowel and a variety of paints and glitter, and have everyone make a Harry Potter wand for themselves.
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