The book series that swept the world is one of the most popular party themes of all time. If you’re planning a Harry Potter party in your near, magical future, I’ve got you covered with the food!
This weekend history is going to be made. Yes, that’s right. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that the Harry Potter movies are coming to an end. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is coming to theaters July 15, marking the end of the Harry Potter movie series. Do I have my tickets yet, you ask? You betcha. My twin sister bought them for our group of Potter fans almost a month ago and we’ve been anxiously awaiting the big day.
To celebrate the event my totally awesome twin threw a Harry Potter party at her house. It was so cool and fun! We had all types of fun treats from the series and enjoyed some trivia as well. But first we all were sorted into houses for the tournament. I was put in Ravenclaw for my smarty brains and creativity. Or so I was told! Not sure if I believe it. And yes, my team totally won the trivia game. We missed one question. I’m still kicking myself for that one.
So you want to have a Potter party of your own? Great! Here are a few ideas to get that treat table at the party started. Have fun!
My twin sister and I got into the Potter party spirit with some fun t-shirts. Amber (the twin) went with the Gryffindor t-shirt and I decided to show my true colors with a “Muggle” t-shirt. No use hiding my identity! You can find some pretty great Harry Potter tees on Amazon or at specialty stores. Even better would be to go to Universal Studios in Florida and now Hollywood!
Heat about 3 squares of almond bark in a 2-cup glass measuring cup for 30 seconds, then stir. (I ended up using 3 oz of white and 3 oz of milk chocolate to make 40 wands.) Place the chocolate back in the microwave for another 30 seconds and stir again. If the chocolate hasn’t melted quite yet put it in for another 10 seconds. When the chocolate is creamy, dip the licorice in about a third of the way (or how far you want to dip it) and place on wax paper. Sprinkle with different sprinkles if you’d like.
The chocolate takes about an hour to cool completely. I wrapped a gold ribbon around each vase. The bottoms are filled with chocolate chips to make it easier to grab the licorice.