3 Simple Ways to Bring the Magical World of Wizardry to Your Harry Potter Themed Event!
Ever since the concluding instalment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released in cinemas in July 2011, Potter fans around the world have been waiting with bated breath for the next chapter – because surely that couldn’t be the end of the magical world of wizardry and all its yet undiscovered secrets.
Just over 5 years later the wait is over and there are two momentous occasions that millions of fans worldwide are eagerly counting down to: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ taking to London’s West End (as well as the publication of the stage script for those who can’t make it to the big smoke), and the cinema release of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’. Not only will 2016 be the year that fans get to fast-forward into the future and witness the adventures of Harry Potter and his middle son, they also get to learn the origins behind a beloved spin-off that was originally released for comic relief in 2001.
Bookshops and avid Potterheads have been planning midnight release parties since the beginning of the year. If you’re only in the midst of planning yours now don’t worry there is still plenty of time to book some fantastic Harry Potter themed entertainment to ensure that your party transports guests away from the muggle world and into the magical! We’ve also got plenty of other Harry Potter event inspiration to get you started.
Cast A Spell
Cast a spell on guests with some truly bewitching entertainment that has been perfectly designed to fit with your Harry Potter theme!
No Harry Potter party would be complete without The Boy Who Lived himself, and luckily for you, we have an uncanny Harry Potter lookalike who also happens to be a professional magician – it doesn’t get more authentic than that unless you’re personal friends with Daniel Radcliffe.
Mix and mingle entertainment doesn’t stop at a professional Harry Potter impersonator if you dare you can invite some of Hagrid’s more unusual pets to the party including Aragog and Norberta. Mythical creatures from the Forbidden Forest will also add a magical touch such as Centaurs or Fauns. You could even invite the infamous mountain troll from Harry’s first year at Hogwarts!
An aerial hoop show – which can be performed on rigs or freestanding hoops depending on your venue – can transform your party into a Quidditch pitch. Our aerialists can devise a custom performance tailored around this iconic competitive sport from the Wizarding World, complete with costumes and props. It is the perfect way to entertain guests after dinner before you bring out the band!
There’s no other band out there that sounds quite like the Wyrd Sisters (remember their performance at the Yule Ball?) but we think our festival folk band come pretty close. They’ve received airplay on BBC Radio 1 and 2 and performed at renowned British music festivals including Wilderness and Boomtown! One thing’s for sure: they’ll have your guests on the dance floor in no time at all.
Book the Potions Master
Of course, you’ll need a potions master to help supply some of The Three Broomstick’s best tipples like Fire Whiskey, Gillywater, Mulled Mead, Red Currant Rum and our personal favourite Butterbeer! Our amazing customised cocktails services are more than up to the job with beautifully concocted beverages to fit with your Harry Potter theme. We can even design a custom bar and our professional mixologists and flair bartenders will entertain guests in more ways than one.
Butterbeer, Fire Whiskey, Gillywater, Mulled Mead and Red Currant Rum
Conjure Up Some Décor
You don’t need to be a whiz at transfiguration to quickly transform your event venue into a homage to the magical world of wizardry. A ‘Have You Seen This Wizard’ style hanging photo frame, vintage wooden signposts, sorting hat and wands for guests will all add an authentic edge. You could even recreate the entrance to Platform 9 ¾ as the doorway to your Harry Potter themed event. Most of this can be easily done DIY style or, if you have the budget, bought!
For more décor inspiration, as well as a whole plethora of themed sweet treats and cakes, take a look at our Pinterest board.
Themed Entertainment for Events
A series of books that has sold more than 450 million copies worldwide and is now deemed a cornerstone of young adult literature, Harry Potter will continue to be a prevalent theme for all kinds of events for a long time to come. It also happens to be one of our favourite themes!
As entertainment specialists, we are experts at finding incredible entertainment options to fit in with all kinds of event ideas and any theme. We can tailor-make acts and performances and customise existing performances in unique and inventive ways to fit in with a Harry Potter theme (or any theme for that matter!).
If you’ve got something in mind, no matter how far fetched, get in contact with our entertainment specialists who can help make it a reality!