Harry Potter birthday invites by “Just another day in Paradise!”

I love a good party. Okay I am obsessed with good parties.

The next party in our house…you guessed it a Harry Potter party. A party perfect for any Witch or Wizard.

Before any party though has to come a fun party invite!

Today I am sharing with you a how-to on making this Harry Potter party invite.

What you need:

off-white cardstock
vellum paper
envelope template (found here)
you can use any template you want…this one opened like I wanted
and fit on a regular size of cardstock
brown ink
red clay
First you need to print off the names of your guest on the off-white cardstock. This will take some adjusting, finagling, some chocolate (for your patience), and some trial and error…so do some test runs on regular paper. I addressed mine like Harry’s letter to go to Hogwarts but I changed it to use each guests’ name (see below).Then you will print your invitations, 2 per page in landscape. Be creative on the wording…I tried to sound as Hogwarts official as I could. Another way too look official is to make sure to use Harry Potter fonts. These are the fonts I used and/or am using at the party.

all of the fonts can be downloaded HERE for free
After everything is printed out, it is time to cut out the envelope. Use the template. Make sure the envelope template is facing the right way to ensure the name will be the facing the right way on the back. My template was actually upside down.
Set the template over the name, aligning it in the center box. Trace around the outside. Then cut out.

Next, go crazy with the ink. Make it look old and all antique. When you are done, fold the envelope according to the directions on the template.

Almost done! Cut the invitations. Fold in half and make sure they fit inside the envelope.

Place the invite inside the envelope.

Now it is time to make your fake wax seal.

Take your red clay, break off a tiny bit and roll into a ball. Then smoosh…yes that is an official crafting term…the clay onto the point on the top flap of the envelope. Make is look like a melted circle. Then take a coin, any coin, and press it in the middle of the clay circle. This will help it look like a seal.

If you press hard enough, the clay should hold in place. However, if you find the clay seal lifting, you can hot glue it in place.

Now you have all of your official looking Harry Potter invitations.

Any Witch or Wizard would be thrilled to see his/her name on the invitation.

In true Potter fashion, of course the invitation will be delivered by OWL.

If you have a Harry Potter fan in your family and are planning any kind of Harry Potter party, these invites will be a sure hit!
I can’t wait to share with you the whole wizarding celebration!
Be sure to visit Larissa over on ” Just another day in Paradise” for even more amazing inspiration!


  1. 1

    How fun! We did a HP party for my now 10 year old daughter when she turned 9. We taught potions, tasted Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, had Divination class with an 8 Ball, had yellow cake balls and a larger rounded cake that was a snitch. I made textbooks for the kids, and since her birthday is near Halloween, I was luckily able to come across cauldrons for them to take home their goodies. They decorated their own wands from dowels with handles done by my husband and they each got a map of Hogwarts I copied from here. http://www.britta.com/hogwarts/Year6/prep/map/index.html
    I’m just as much a Harry geek as my daughter so it was great fun for me as well! Good luck!

  2. 2

    What a great idea! I’m sure the kids would have loved receiving them! Tash

  3. 3

    Love, love, love these! I love the fonts! I love the invitations! I love the whole thing! Makes me want to grab a mug of butterbeer! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. 4

    SO cute! What a great idea for all of us HP lovers out there!

  5. 5

    These are great! In case you want to take it further, I made an upper-elementary age Hogwarts/Harry Potter unit study and posted the schdule and pages as freebies. Here’s the first day: http://theusualmayhem.blogspot.com/2012/02/hogwarts-day-1-year-1-unit-study.html

  6. 6

    This is absolutely wonderful! Thank you for the superb idea! I’m currently thinking about doing these, and attempting a paper owl. Not sure yet, but I might give it a go. :)

  7. 7

    I love your version, so adorable. We just love Harry Potter.

  8. 8

    What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing with us! :))

  9. 9

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    writing, have a noce holifay weekend!

  10. 10

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  11. 11

    Very nice ideas

  12. 12

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