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If you have kids who love all things magic, you might want to give them a night to remember. A Harry Potter theme night is the perfect excuse to enjoy some quality time with your kids. If you are anything like me, you will love planning a theme night. Doing something a little different with your kids now and then is an ideal way to keep them busy. You don’t need a reason to plan a super fun night. Of course, these ideas work well for birthday parties, but you can try them whenever you want. Here is how you can plan a Harry Potter theme night for your kids.
Decorating your home like Hogwarts might sound hard and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. You might not be able to get moving portraits or floating candles, but you can get some cute fairy lights and hang them from your ceiling. Sometimes, you can get fairy lights shaped like real candles. These lights would be perfect for your magical style decor. You could also get some Harry Potter movie posters and put them around your living room. If you don’t want to buy posters, you can print out pictures of the cast online.
You can make the event fun by dressing up with your kids. All you need to wear is a black dress and a witches hat. With those two simple items, you can look like Professor Minerva McGonagall in no time at all. If you have a son, he will likely want to be Harry Potter. You can make a wizard outfit out of some old black material. Sew a Hogwarts badge onto the material for the full effect. You could also consider buying special Harry Potter costumes online, but these tend to be expensive.
No wizard event is complete without some delicious wizard treats. Your kids can eat the magic candy that Ron and Harry eat in the movies. Candy Favorites, such as Bertie Botts every flavor beans, are easy to buy online. In fact, you can get loads of different Harry Potter style treats for your kids. You can play games with the treats by hiding them around the room for your kids to find. Send your kids on a magical mission and tell them that they have ten minutes to find all the treats.
Every kid adores magic. There is something about magic that fascinates young children. You will make your theme night extra special if you have a few tricks up your sleeve. You can convince your kids that you are a magician if you learn a few simple magic tricks. You can buy magic trick sets that do all the hard work for you. That way, all you need to do is learn the tricks. It might take a while to learn each trick, but seeing the look of joy on your kids’ faces when they think you are magic will be worth it. You should also make sure that you plan some games for your children. If you have learned some tricks, you can teach them to your kids.
Watching the Harry Potter movies is the perfect end to your theme night. You have likely already seen all the films, but you can have a movie marathon starting from the first film, and watching the series. Remember, some of the more recent movies might not be suitable for young viewers. The great thing about Harry Potter is that as the characters mature, the movies mature too. If you have young kids, you should make sure that each film is okay for them to watch. If not, it might be wise to watch the early films and leave the recent ones for another time.