If you're going to have a Harry Potter party, the first thing you need is a great invitation. If you know me at all, you know that I love to do themed birthday parties. For some really stupid reason, I usually spend as much time on the invitation as I do on the party. I know. I'm crazy that way. It's silly, really, but you get to benefit. Since I already put in the time, you don't have to! You get to copy. Lucky!
Harry Potter Party Invitations by Owl Post
I got this idea from the web (pre-Pinterest), but it was all over the place, so there's really no one person I can credit with the idea. Whoever the original genius was, thank you! Your Harry Potter party invitations are brilliant! (Do I sound like Harry?)
Here's the letter we attached to the balloons. The fonts used are: Lumos (header) Magik (letter text) and Scriptina (signature). This letter also is a mixture of several ideas I found online. Due to a computer crash that erased all of my old Harry Potter bookmarks, I can't link you to the original ideas. I'm searching for them, but it's been several years, so I'm having trouble. If I find them, I'll link them up. Here's the text so that you can copy and paste it if you'd like.
of Witchcraft And Wizardry
Headmaster: Albus Dumbledore
(Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorc., Chf. Warlock,
Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. of Wizards)
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to a special preview session of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in honor of ***********’s tenth birthday. The session will be held on Saturday, *******, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. You will have a chance to sample a few classes and attend a grand feast!
If you accept the invitation, you are to report to platform 9¾ at 10:30.
(Muggle address: *********) You will be transported to Diagon Alley to purchase school supplies, and then to Hogwarts, where sorting will commence promptly at 10:40.
Please R.S.V.P. to ********* by owl no later than December 5th to reserve your place. (Or use your Muggle telephone to call **********.)
The fun thing about the balloons is that we actually did have a few kids reply by owl! They attached a message to their balloons and returned them to our door step! Bear loved it!
A few tips:
- Be sure to purchase a few extra balloons. A couple are bound to pop when you draw on them or in the car on the way home. Better safe than sorry!
- Don't stress about the owl drawing. Just keep it simple. If you aren't an artist, the basic shapes are the important thing. The diamond nose, forehead dots and fringe around the face are what gives the look of the owl. I promise, it's not as hard as it looks.
Have a great party! I'll be sharing ideas from the actual party later in the week.
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