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How to Throw a Magical Harry Potter Party

We think you’ll agree when we say that everyone wants to raise a glass of butterbeer and toast Dumbledore once in a while. Unfortunately, we don’t live in Hogsmeade or have access to such amazing wizard mentors…but we can tell you how to have an amazing Harry Potter party.

Make sure your friends can get to Platform 9 ¾ …

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Give them a mode of transportation, of course.

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Directions here.

Be sure to stock the bar (we recommend firewhiskey and butterbeer).

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Butterbeer making instructions can be found here

Give the place some ambient lighting.

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Instructions here.

Make sure everyone knows who’s wanted back at Azkaban.

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Beware of the girls’ bathroom…

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Stock up on snacks like cauldron cakes, chocolate frogs, treacle tarts, and pumpkin pasties!

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And be sure to serve them in the Great Hall…

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Find great recipes at here

 Warn your guests about the Chamber of Secrets…

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Grab your Hogwarts letter!

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Make sure everyone is sorted.

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Have your guests take J.K. Rowling’s official sorting quiz at Pottermore.

Practice your Quidditch skills.

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Find the rules here.

Or, if this seems a bit too intense and you’re of age (the drinking age in your country–not wizarding age…) Quidditch Pong is also an option.

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Find the rules here.

Get your costume ready…

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And have a wicked good time! 

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