Add a little more magic to your gathering with these recipe ideas. Try them yourself before handing them off to your kids.
Some of these may be used for a “Potions” class.
1. Decorate cakes and cookies.
Whether cupcakes, sheet cakes or cookies, decorating with house colors, edible graph elements or colored fondant, you can make your own Harry Potter themed cakes. Don’t do all the work yourself! Make an example and let the kids create their own masterpieces.
2. Drinkable potions.
Check out the Enrichment Project recipe supplement for Brianne’s drinkable potions. Make one or more of the following.
- Draught of Peace
- Felix Felicis
- Love Potion
If you don’t care for any of those, create your own. Use Brianne’s recipes and unusual ingredients for inspiration.
3. Edible wands.
Dip pretzel rods in melted white chocolate, almond bark or even frosting. Decorate with sprinkles. Perhaps replace the pretzel with licorice to make your wand or even a hard stick of candy. If it’s really hot, try popsicles to help keep your participants hydrated. Make any of the mentioned wands or create your own edible wand recipe.
Try creating butterbeer or pumpkin juice. Use the recipes from the Web or create your own. Experiment until you find one you like.
NOTE: You may wish to include alcoholic versions for adult parties. There is one recipe in the supplement for this, but many more online if you wish to explore this further.
5. Chocolate frogs.
Purchase chocolate and forms from your local hobby store if you do not have any of your own. Melt chocolate and pour into form. Wrap each individually with paper or use one of the templates available online to wrap your frog.
You do not have to stick to frogs. Use your imagination. For example, heart-shaped chocolates can contain a “love potion.”.
6. Adjusting candies.
By simple adjustments to candies to renaming them, here are a few ideas for your Honeyduke’s store.
- Acid pops — dip sucker into warm water, then roll in pop rocks. Wrap in new wrapper.
- Blood pops — red lollipops
- Fizzing whizbees — pop rocks
- Jelly slugs — gummi worms
- Licorice wands — black or red licorice whips
- Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans — Jelly Bellies
- Lemon drops — no adjustment necessary
- Owl pellets — chocolate covered peanuts
7. Muggle dishes.
Since the stories are set in England, any English recipe will help add to your Harry Potter experience. Look for recipes that your participants are not likely to have tried before like Yorkshire pudding, scones and shepherd’s pie. See the “Harry Potter: Christmas at Hogwart’s” recipe supplement included in the list below.
8. Explore parties.
To get a wide variety of ideas for Harry Potter recipes, search the Web for kids’ parties. Parents are incredibly imaginative and they share their ideas. Find more ideas to add to your recipes.
Sites to Explore