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While I haven’t finished all of the books yet, I’ve finally seen all of the Harry Potter movies and I can’t wait to finish reading and watch them all again!
So while I may not be a Harry Potter fanatic (yet!) I certainly learned enough to pull off an awesome feast for my son’s Harry Potter birthday party.
If you haven’t checked out the other details from this magical Harry Potter birthday, you’ll want to fly on over to this Harry Potter dessert table or this Hogwarts House Tablescape to check out all the fun.
If you love a cohesive party, including the food, then read on for some easy ideas to create a Harry Potter feast.
Harry Potter Party Food Menu Ideas
If you’ve followed our other parties you’ll know that I’m a big believer in making the food prep as easy as possible. You can decorate or you can cook, but it’s really hard to pull off both unless you have a lot of help.
My preference is in decorating, so I hand off the food prep to the pros and order catering whenever possible. For this party, I went straight to our local Hy-Vee grocery store as well as a popular local British takeout and food truck spot to serve up a savory feast.
Deviled eggs are an easy one-bite appetizer to serve and look amazing next to this awesome Dragon Eggs sign I found over at the Pop Shop America blog. I’m not sure of the original source, but you can grab the file there.
Pasties are a British baked pastry filled with meat that can be eaten by hand and I thought they’d be delicious for our party.
Back when I worked in an office in Northeast Minneapolis, my coworkers and I used to pop into Potter’s Pasties, a basement carryout place for lunch. How amazing that their name worked perfectly for this party!
Check if there’s a local British pub in your area that serves them and see if you can order some to-go. During my search, I also found a frozen option in grocery stores.
These beauties were so delicious.
Professor Sprout’s Veggie Garden
Veggie trays are one of my go-to party foods. You can make your own tray or make it really easy on yourself and grab a fully assembled option to create Professor Sprout’s veggie garden, mandrakes not included!
Herbology Bites Bruschetta
Sometimes food may not match up completely with the story, but get creative and come up with fun terms for your food and use these Harry Potter House Tent Cards. This bruschetta became Herbology Bites Bruschetta!
Other feast food
Not everything we served had a particular Harry Potter food pairing, but when I was thinking about a feast I knew we needed a lot of fun bites, and this spread didn’t disappoint.
Harry Potter Potions and Butterbeer
We had our own pub, The Leaky Cauldron, serving up the finest Butterbeer and Polyjuice Potion.
To serve, we poured the base of the drink into mason jars, decorated with these cute Butterbeer labels from The Benson Street blog (I modified them a bit by only printing the label part). To finish it off, pour cream soda on top. I forgot to snap a photo of the finished drink! Real party problems.
Harry Potter Party Menu
If you want a quick list of the Harry Potter menu food ideas, jot these down.
- Deviled Eggs
- Veggie Tray
- Chicken Satay
- Stuffed Mushrooms
- Antipasto Skewers
- Cocktail Sandwiches
- Fruit Kabobs
- Spinach and Artichoke Dip
- Polyjuice Potion
Can you spot the flying keys hanging? That was a fun little decor touch for the buffet.
Did you work up an appetite reading this post? What’s your favorite Harry Potter food or drink item?
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