With all the buzz surrounding the release of the new movie, you might need a real act of wizardry to pull off a Harry Potter birthday theme this year.
Luckily, AmazingMoms.com has some of it under wraps, at least when it comes to brewing up some creative ideas.
You can try decorating the party space with fake spider webs, plastic frogs and twinkly lights, suggests the website. Serve guests cups of "potion," or colored fruit juice, to be on the safe side. A few Diagon Alley shop signs can really pull kids into the atmosphere, as could handing out wands and capes to wear.
Kids will also love being taught spells or participating in a game of Quidditch. The website suggests making your own Sorting Hat to decide who will be placed on each team (tell the kids that only you can hear it!).
As for birthday party favors, you can personalize mini favor purses to look like satchels filled with potion ingredients and "Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans." Kids can also arrive in style with toy trains that they can decorate to look like the Hogwarts Express.