This is a continuation of the Harry Potter birthday series. See the previous post here.
So after sorting, wands, owls, and potions, it was time to eat.
For the cake, I considered a number of things, which you can find on my Pinterest board.
In the end, we went with the cake that would duplicate the first one Hagrid gave Harry when he turned 11 and learned he was a wizard. It was a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and "Happee Birthdae Patrick" written on it (to duplicate Hagrid's spelling). The great thing is, the cake was terribly ugly in the movie so your piping (or icing) skills don't have to be great! Score!
I'm rather sad that I didn't get a good picture of the cake, but here is an idea.
In addition to cake, we had some standard goodies - cake truffles (which I love), chips, fruit, and the like.
I did provide Butterbeer sorbet that was interesting and surprisingly tasty for those daring enough to try it (yes, it is kid friendly).
A bit hit with the kids was the drinks. I provided water, Sprite, Capri Sun (which are mostly clear or light colored), and White Grape juice. Using the fun I found on Pinterest (where else?), we had amazing color-changing drinks. Of course not an option if you have someone who can't have food coloring, but otherwise, it will blow the kids' minds!
Then it was time to run off some of that sugar! Outside we went!
If you want some more ideas, I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to Harry Potter party ideas. Some I used and some I didn't but you might find something PERFECT for yours! Get the details about the games we played here!.