I am very excited today to begin to share with you my son's tenth birthday party projects. He has just completed all the Harry Potter books and decided he wanted a Hagwarts party. So... we started with the invites. I got this balloon owl post idea from Pinterest ... the original blog post is HERE.
Each invite was sealed with a "H" stamp and red wax. The Hogwarts logo printed on the back and addressed to them on the front "in the cupboard under the stairs" The owl post stamp image came from this blog post HERE.
Each envelope contains one ticket to the Hogwarts Express (customized to our home town and party location, in Photoshop) and an acceptance letter from Hogwarts signed by Professor M. McGonagall (I later found her actual signature image on this page HERE). This letter has a secret message hidden in it in Parseltongue (that is the font style... find free Harry Potter fonts HERE) the message reads "Happy tenth birthday Tristan, please join us". When the card is folded to fit into the envelope the Hogwarts logo is on the front.
Dear Mr. Lauer,
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Due to the late notice of your attendance this year we will provide the necessary items you usually would be required to obtain prior to your arrival. Please prepare your wardrobe with a white shirt and either gray or black pants or skirt if you have them on hand.
Term begins May 5th. The sorting ceremony will begin at 1:00 sharp. Classes and Quidditch will finish at 4:30. We await your owl (rsvp) by no later than April 3o. Your ticket for the Hogwarts Express is included in this envelope. The Hogwarts Train will depart from (insert address here) Enjoy your journey.
Find the secret message in this letter to decode the reason
You are being summoned…
Here is a photo with it all together.
We tried to make the owls different too... we had some Crazy Eyed "Weasley" type owls... this one was my son's favorite.
Her is the class photo of all the kids. Remember 1/2 of them got their invitations delivered at home the night before.
My Son is the crazy looking one so excited in the bottom right corner... with his arms spread out wide. Everyone enjoyed the invitations. I hope you do too!
Leave a comment below about what you liked. Thank you!
PS - For more posts about this party please see the links below:
Eats and Treats:
The Three Broomsticks - Butterbeer, Polly Juice Punch and more
Honeydukes Candy Display - 24 different candies
Owlery Cupcake Tower
The Golden Snitch Cake
Fun and Fancy:
Prisoner of Askaban Wanted Poster Photo Booth
DIY Olivander's Wands DIY
Party Decor and More:
Potions Cabinet Details DIY
Video of Helmar DIY projects for Harry Potter Party
Invitations and Printables:
Owl Post - Hogwarts Acceptance Letter Invitations mailed Owl Post
Publications - DAILY PROPHET and the QUIBBER props
More Birthday Party Invitations I have created:Boy Birthday Invitations:
- Minecraft Birtyday Party Invitations
- Lego Bionicle Mask of Light
Girl's Birthday Invitations:Angelina Ballerina Birthday Party Invitations