Recreating Honeydukes for a Harry Potter Party
Last week I covered the Harry Potter party invite and “Hoo’ing.” This week you will get to see the Honeydukes candy shop!
Every candy store needs a sign, so I designed a banner and some candy jar labels to go with it. Some of the labels have fun little descriptions about what each candy does. I know some of the candy comes from Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, not Honeydukes, but the kids had fun pretending to throw up or faint after eating it and there was no way I was going to recreate two stores!
For the past year I have been saving pickle jars for heaven knows what reason. I just really like the shape of them and I like jars. Yes, we all have our own kind of crazy. I figured that there had to be something cool I could do with them. And I was right! They made the perfect candy jars! We eat a lot of pickles, so I had about 12 on hand. I soaked them in vinegar and baking soda to get the pickle smell out and then sprayed painted the lids.
I made the chocolate wand plate out of a candlestick holder and a plate from the Dollar Store. The red licorice ones were made with candlesticks and glasses I found at the Dollar Store.
I then found candy at the grocery store that fit in with some of the candy in the books. I really wanted to do the chocolate frogs, but didn’t have the time to mold them by hand. So instead we compromised with gummy frogs! But if you are set on making them, you can buy the chocolate frog mold here.
Harry Potter Party Candy:
Bertie Botts’ Every Flavor Beans: Jelly Bellies (or you can buy real Bertie Botts’ Every Flavor Beans)
Frogs: Gummy Frogs
Cockroach Clusters: Peanut Clusters
Licorice wands: Red Vines Red Licorice
Acid Pops: Tootsie Pops dipped in Karo syrup dipped in Pop Rocks
Chocolate Wands: Long Pretzels dipped in chocolate (these were one of the favorites!)
Fainting Fancies: Flavored tootsie rolls mashed together so that there are two different colors
Dumbledore’s lemon drops: Lemon Drops
Fizzing Whizzbees: Sour type candy
U-No-Poo: Green jelly beans
Licorice Snaps: Black Licorice Snaps or Hollows
Puking Pastille: Flavored tootsie rolls mashed together so that there are two different colors
I also threw in some Atomic Fireballs because it seemed like something like that belonged at Honeydukes.
The acid pops were a fun idea, but I probably wouldn’t ever do them again. It was really humid the day of the party and they turned into a sticky mess and dripped all over the counter and any kid who decided to eat them.
If you have never played BeanBoozled, it is the perfect game for a Harry Party Party. You have to spin the wheel and then eat whatever jelly bean the spinner lands on. There are a bunch of lookalike flavors so you never know if you are going to get Canned Dog Food or Chocolate Pudding, or Rotten Egg or Buttered Popcorn. It is so much fun!
I didn’t want the kids stuffing themselves with candy at the very beginning of the party and sending themselves into a sugar-induced downward spiral. So I bought some gold chocolate coins (galleons) that they could earn by completing all their coursework, which they could then use to buy the candy at the end.
Looking for some good ideas for Harry Potter party food? Next up will be my Polyjuice Potion Bean Dip!