Harry Potter Party Props

We are HUGE Harry Potter fans! Our friends and family ... not a single Muggle among us! So we throw many Harry Potter parties ... and that requires making tons of prop replicas!

I wasn't kidding about the no Muggles in this crowd. And this is just a portion of the partygoers!

I wasn't kidding about the no Muggles in this crowd. And this is just a portion of the partygoers!

Sirius, Hagrid and Harry Potter ... 

Sirius, Hagrid and Harry Potter ... 

The Monster Book of Monsters was made from an old advertising directory. I made the eyes, mouth and tentacles from paper clay. The tongue is a portion cut from the belt wrapped around the book ... just with a little paint added to it. And the pages of the directory were bright pink and blue, so I had to distress and paint the pages.

The Monster Book of Monsters was made from an old advertising directory. I made the eyes, mouth and tentacles from paper clay. The tongue is a portion cut from the belt wrapped around the book ... just with a little paint added to it. And the pages of the directory were bright pink and blue, so I had to distress and paint the pages.

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I found an old vacuum cleaner case at my favorite antique shop. It's a solid wood case for an old Electrolux from England ... and with a little paint and modification, it became our Quidditch chest.

I found an old vacuum cleaner case at my favorite antique shop. It's a solid wood case for an old Electrolux from England ... and with a little paint and modification, it became our Quidditch chest.

We purchased the Quaffle and Bludgers during a trip to the Wizarding World in Orlando. I added real chains to hold the Bludgers in place, obviously.  

We purchased the Quaffle and Bludgers during a trip to the Wizarding World in Orlando. I added real chains to hold the Bludgers in place, obviously.  

We purchased 100 long business card boxes ... and painted each and every single one! This took a long time. Like a really long time. And then they needed the proper labels to make the Ollivander's wand boxes complete. 

We purchased 100 long business card boxes ... and painted each and every single one! This took a long time. Like a really long time. And then they needed the proper labels to make the Ollivander's wand boxes complete. 

Each guest received a custom-made wand. No two were alike. Sadly, we failed to photograph all 50+ of them!

Each guest received a custom-made wand. No two were alike. Sadly, we failed to photograph all 50+ of them!

For a party scheduled with the movie release of Death Hallows 2, invitations included a letter from Professor McGonagall, a save the date magnet, and a custom Daily Prophet, with a news story on "Muggles Targeted in Attacks" featuring pictures of the invited guests. Other stories included photos from past Potter parties and personal visits to the Wizarding World and more. 

For a party scheduled with the movie release of Death Hallows 2, invitations included a letter from Professor McGonagall, a save the date magnet, and a custom Daily Prophet, with a news story on "Muggles Targeted in Attacks" featuring pictures of the invited guests. Other stories included photos from past Potter parties and personal visits to the Wizarding World and more. 

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