Free Harry Potter Printables and Decorations
For my son’s Harry Potter Birthday party I got most of my free Harry Potter printables and decorations ideas from other sites. I am so grateful for the hard work of others! But I took some extra time to make a few of them and thought I would provide you with all the printables here!
Harry Potter Birthday Banner Printable
I designed this banner to be printed out on 8.5×11 sized paper.
Free Printable Harry Potter Birthday Banner (PDF)
Credit for crest used on banner: “Hogwarts coat of arms colored with shading” by Jakovche – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
Harry Potter Golden Snitch
I bought this snitch as a decoration/birthday gift. It was so insanely cheap that my hopes weren’t really high, but I was surprised by how nice it looked and how well it has held up. It was perfect for the party and my son has had fun with it since.
Printable of Hogwarts Express Platform 9 3/4 Sign
I also made a Hogwarts Express Platform sign! I tried to make it like the one in the movie, but to fit a 8.5 x 11 piece of paper.
Free Printable of Hogwarts Platform 9 3/4 Sign (jpg)
Crest made by GeijvonTaen
Owl Post Sign
Here is the sign I used for the owl post. (Learn more about how we did Owl Post)
Download Owl Post Sign Printable (PDF)
Whomping Willow sign
My son loved this whomping willow sign we stuck in the front yard!
Printable of Whomping Willow Sign (jpg)
If you need printables for Honeydukes, including the Honeydukes banner and sign, see my post “Recreating Honeydukes for a Harry Potter Party.”
More Harry Potter Decoration Ideas
This was a fun little surprise in the bathroom! I made the Moaning Myrtle by having a photo of her copied on to a transparency to make her look more ghostly. I then cut her out and taped her to the toilet.
Harry Potter Potion Bottles
One of my favorite things were these potion bottles! I got the labels over at lovely overthebigmoon.com.
I started out by first just adding food coloring to some water to make the potions, but it looked really cheesy. So I started to add condiments and other kinds of food instead!
I did this one by adding cinnamon.
This was one of my faves, I used ketchup and then didn’t stir it around.
I found these two lovelies at the Dollar Store! For the first time I was glad that holiday decorations were starting to come out over two months early. They are perfect!
Hagrid’s Birthday Cake
This year I totally lucked out on the cake. It usually takes me a few hours the day before the party to make my kids’ cakes, but since B– wanted a cake like the one Hagrid made Harry it was crazy easy. I just did a three-layered chocolate cake and frosted it with pink frosting that was tinted with a little cocoa powder to make it look more like the color that was used in the movie. I then wrote on top with green frosting. Since my handwriting is already terrible and when I write with frosting it is even worse, it turned out perfect!
I used this one at http://images4.fanpop.com/image/polls/750000/750615_1308477918833_full.jpg and made it black and white before I printed it out to make her look more ghostly. Once it is printed out on the transparency, I cut the background out and taped her to the toilet. She was one of my favorite decorations at the party and super easy to do!
Thank you so much for these great ideas and printables. You saved my daughter and I so much time by not having to create these banners by hand. Your website is delightful.
You’ve saved me a lot of time and brain power. Thank God for mommies like you.
Wow, I have been looking around the internet for a week now looking for help with my daughter’s Harry Potter birthday party. Your site is full of everything I was looking for and some surprises, like the Happy Birthday sign that I just printed our and love love love! I am sooo grateful for your generous heart and lovely style. I have greatly benefitted from you (and my daughter has, too). Thank you soooo much!!!!
Found this just in time. I have been looking everywhere for a Platform 9 3/4 sign I could print out. I LOVE your design. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for this printable.
I love these ideas, thanks you so much.
Thank you for sharing your talents!!
Amazing job and what a life saver! I’m doing a harry potter classroom theme for Chemistry and this is just awesome!
thanks a lot guys ..your website help me a lot to create my daughter’s 13th harry potter theme birthday .it saved lot of my time
Do you have any suggestions for invitations/.any printables>?Thank you so much and more power!
This is what we did and the kids loved it! https://jonesing2create.com/harry-potter-birthday-party-invite/
Thank you so much for this amazing stuff. Help me a lot for my son 1st birthday.
Love from Malaysia
Love your ideas! Thanks. My son wants a HP bday party. This is so helpful.
Thank you so much! This was really helpful for my classroom theme this year!
I just wanted to thank you for being so generous with your ideas and printables! I am planning my soon-to-be 8-year-old’s HP party and you are a life-saver!
This is SO helpful!! THANK YOU! I did the Moaning Myrtle (b/w) and it was great! All the candy links, labels, etc. just so helpful!! thank you thank you
I saw that you made report cards for the party. I love this as a way to track what they’d done. Do you provide that template anywhere? I didn’t see it and would love to borrow that idea. Thanks!
It is not really a template, I just put “Report Card” up at the top and listed the classes underneath it. My helpers then wrote the grade next to it. I used the Harry Potter on dafont.com. It was a last minute idea, so it was super basic.
Thank you for all the wonderful ideas! The Myrtle idea is too funny!