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Believe it or not, I have this friend. A real life friend who likes when I bring her treats. She has great hair, loves Harry Potter, and has NO idea she is getting BOO’d. Well, her BOO won’t be as much of a surprise if this party pops up in her Facebook feed before she finds her broomstick, but still, no idea.
Since I was making her a broomstick BOO kit, I figured I should go ahead and plan a Harry Potter HALLOWEEN party to go with it. And I’m not talking about your typical Harry Potter party full of sorting hats and scarves. Halloween should be all about dementors and Azkaban. Yanno, a he who must not be named kind of party.
HARRY POTTER HALLOWEEN PARTY FOOD:
Are these Halloween cans not the cutest things ever? Pumpkin Juice and Firewhisky never looked so good.
There were Black Cat Potato Crisps,
Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans (aka SKITTLES®),
and Mars Bars. Which could not have been more perfect considering there is no shortage of candy this time of year.
And I was able to make Cauldron Cakes, the most labor intensive treat at the party, while feeding Maverick, so you know the menu wasn’t terribly complicated.
HARRY POTTER HALLOWEEN PARTY DECORATIONS:
But the food wasn’t my favorite part of this party. As I was perusing the aisles of Walmart, Maverick decided he was over shopping and immediately announced his boredom to the entire Halloween section… right in front of a display of grim reapers.
Holy perfect, Batman! Dementors!
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how this Harry Potter Halloween party was born. It’s like he came out of the womb ready to plan parties.
Which led to Azkaban and a small graveyard full of twisty, turny trees. Glitter trees, but who’s to say Bellatrix didn’t love some glitter before Molly got her
hands wand on her.
And it wouldn’t be a true Harry Potter Halloween party without a trail of spiders…
… and potions, curses, spells, and wands. Details make the world go ’round.
Now for the wicked cool BOO kit! It’s a BOO kit no Harry Potter fan will forget.
BROOMSTICK BOO KIT TUTORIAL:
- Sweet treats (I used a variety of minis and fun size candy.)
- Sweet drinks (I used the cutest A&W and Sunkist® 6 packs.)
- Broomstick (I found a cute broomstick in the Halloween section but you can use anything from a paint stick to a full size broom, depending on the look you are trying to achieve.)
- Brown paper grocery bag (Note: You can make smaller BOO kits with lunch sacks.)
- Duct tape, in yellow or gold
- Optional: Raffata
Life is all about variety so I grabbed a few bags containing: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, 3 MUSKETEERS®, SKITTLES®, STARBURST®, and LIFESAVERS®. I figured the leftovers would somehow disappear overnight.
Yanno, because there always seems to be a hole in the bag. Not because I eat them….
I filled the brown paper bag with a bunch of treats, a 6 pack of A&W, and a BOO sign.
- Cut out the “We’ve been BOO’d sign.
- Fold the “You’ve been BOO’d” greeting card (page 2) and tape openings together.
- Include the card and sign when gifting BOO bundles. (You can print the sign and a coupon for Save $2.00 on on ONE (1) 6pk 8oz Cans or TWO (2) 2L and 2 bags of Mars® Candy.)
The final step is totally optional but oh-so-cute.
Wrap some raffata around the brown paper bag and secure it using the duct tape. It gives the broomstick just enough texture so people don’t scratch their heads when they find a brown bag on their porch. Because we all know what people put in brown bags left on the porch…
I don’t know about you but I L-O-V-E it!
I found everything and more at Walmart. I’ve never been around so much candy in my life.
Quit it. Yes I have. It’s called my craft closet.
Do you have a Harry Potter fan to BOO? If not, here are oodles of other great BOO Kit ideas! Have fun!