Harry Potter Hen Party Ideas

Have a Harry Potter Hen Party

Did someone say Harry Potter hen party? If your bride-to-be is a massive Potterhead, we’ve got a variety of Harry themed party games, Quidditch, dares, potion drinks and even potter nicknames to create a magical, spell-binding weekend!

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5 Harry Potter Themed Hen Party Ideas

Sometimes, it can be hard to see the link between a hen do and all things in the wizarding world, so we’re here to help. Below are some resources that, when combined, can make the perfect Harry Potter hen do!

1. Mix Up Some Cocktail Potions

Have your very own cocktail making class and learn the magic of mixology as you mix and muddle (toil & trouble) your concoctions from scratch. Will you get full marks in your potions class like Hermione?

2. Studio Tour in London

What better way to surround yourself with all things wizarding than go straight to the source! Explore the props and sets where the iconic franchise was filmed and follow your favourite characters' footsteps.

3. What About a Wizard Themed Escape Room?

Escape rooms are huge now, and we have access to wizard themed challenges across the UK.  So dress up in Hogwarts school uniforms, bring your wand and try to escape the room. 

4. The Potter Trail in Edinburgh

If you’re planning a celebration in Scotland, learn the roots of the HP series from the original Potter trail. Here, you can learn facts about J.K Rowling and visit scene inspirations like Diagon Alley.

5. Quidditch

It would be great to play Quidditch. However, we don't have brooms that fly. However, some party games use teamwork to duck, dodge and dive your way to the goal to score some points for your team. Use your imagination, and the magic will happen.
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Bonus Activities

Have you already completed our top 5 ideas? Or perhaps you fancy something else? Here are some additional magical activities perfect for Potterheads that you could include in your celebrations.

1. Harry Potter London Walk

A fully guided tour around London, where you and the girls will be immersed into the magical world of wizardry as you visit genuine film locations.

2. Harry Potter Bus Tour of London

An explorative bus tour around London will allow you and the girls to stop off at iconic film locations and even get a photo pushing a trolley through the wall at Platform 9 ¾!

Spectacular Sorting Hat Dare Card Game

When surrounded by Potter mega-fans in a themed room with décor and the lot, what else would muggles play except for wizard party games, right? See below for the sorting hat dare game.


  • A copy of the dares all cut out
  • A sorting hat
  • Your wizarding gals!

The Rules

  • Empty all your dares in the sorting hat
  • Take it in turns to pull out a dare
  • Guests = Wizards
  • Everyone else = muggles

Spectacular Sorting Hat Dare Card Game

Your 15 Wizarding Dare Cards

1. Romilda Vane’s Kiss

Blow a kiss to a stranger & get one back

2. Goblet of Fire

Ask for the spiciest drink on the menu and down it!

3. Mandrake’s Tune

Serenade a stranger

4. Acting Auditions

Act out your favourite scene from the franchise in public

5. Evanesco Your Drink!

Make your drink disappear in less than 15 seconds

6. Find the Grooms Patronus

Find a stranger who looks like the groom-to-be and take a picture with him

7. Animagus

Turn yourself into The Worm for 30 seconds on the dancefloor

8. Liquid Luck

Forget Dutch courage! Order a round of shots for all the girls & gain some liquid luck for the night!

9. Against the Ministry of Magic

Find a police officer & take a picture with their hat on

10. Polyjuice Your Man

See who can make the best impression on the groom

11. Spotter the Potter

Find someone who looks like an HP character and take a picture

12. Defence Against the Dark Arts

Show everyone your best moves on the dancefloor

13. Viktor Krum

Order a drink in Viktor’s accent and sound convincing!

14. Quidditch Duels

Run around the bar like you’re on a broomstick for 30 seconds

15. Voldemort’s Head

Kiss a bald man’s head and take a picture

How Do you Play the Harry Potter Drinking Game?

Like many other films, you can quite easily work in a Harry Potter drinking game while watching this legendary film series. Even if you've never heard of it or played a watch-along drinking game before, the rules are quite simple and easy to follow:

Take a Sip...

  • Every time someone says: 'Harry Potter'
  • Every time someone pulls out their wand
  • Every time Harry shows his scar (or complains about it)
  • Every time Hermione is a know-it-all
  • Every time Ron says: 'Bloody Hell', 'Blimey' or any other Ron-ism

Take 2 Sips...

  • Every time Voldemort/"He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named" is mentioned
  • Someone mentions a Hogwarts house (Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw)
  • Whenever anyone is flying on their broom (excluding Quidditch)
  • Every time a character casts the 'Expelliarmus' spell

Down Your Drink...

  • If A main character dies
  • If Someone says: 'Mudblood'
  • If Someone says "Avada Kedavra!"
  • If A Horcrux gets destroyed

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Harry Potter Hen Party Accessories

It wouldn't be a complete wizarding hen do without the accessories to match, and there are many options! Since the first film premiered in 2001, magical party accessories have been sought after. From potion shaped drinks to matching muggle outfits, we've collected some of the best from the web. See here for more Harry Potter decorations for any occasion. 

Are There Harry Potter Hen Party Sashes?

The short answer....­Absolutely! You don't have to search far to find a selection of magical sashes perfect for a potterhead bride-to-be.

Muggle to Mrs - £10.39

Muggle to Mrs Hen Party Sash

Funny HP Houses Sashes - £8.05

Harry Potter Houses Sash

I Solemnly Swear Sash - £3.95

I Solemnly Swear Hen Party Sash

Quidditch Keeper Sash - £10.39

Found Her Keeper Harry Potter Themed Sash

HP Hen Party T-Shirts

T-shirts are one of the easiest ways to have a cohesive and magical themed event! Whether you're a band of muggles or want to be cute house elves for the evening. Gather some shirt inspiration from below.

Subtle Wizard Themed Shirts- £9.65

Wizard Themed Hen Do Shirts

She Found Her Keeper Bride Shirts- £11.89

She Found Her Keeper Bridal Shirts

Witch Themed Party T-shirts - £4

Witch Themed Hen Party T-shirts

Potter Inspired Wizard Hen T-Shirts - £9.95

Potter Inspired Wizard Hen T Shirts

What Harry Potter Hen Party Gift Bags Are Online?

The ultimate extra for any themed celebration is a little gift bag for your guests! Like a party bag for grown-ups, this is a token of the event and can be filled with whatever you wish. A little wand? A chocolate frog? The choices are endless.

HP Tote Bags for Bridesmaids - £4.99

HP Tote Bags for Bridesmaids

HP Party Pouch - £4.95

Harry Potter Party Pouch

HP Treat Party Bags - £8.05

Harry Potter Treat Bags

Mischief Managed Hangover Kit - £1.05

Mischief Managed Hen Do Hangover Kit

Harry Potter Actors – Where Are They Now?

Interested to know where the stars of the smash hit franchise are now? Check it out below:

Daniel Radcliffe / Harry Himself

Starting at only 11 years old, our much-loved young Potter is doing pretty damn well for himself since the franchise ended! Still in the public eye, Radcliffe has broadened his horizons with horror films like The Woman in Black and Horns.

Rupert Grint / Ron Weasley

Much quieter than the previously mentioned actor, Rupert Grint seems to have strayed away from the spotlight but still works on features from time to time. In 2011, Grint and Ed Sheeran teamed up as fellow gingers in the Lego House music video and starred in other small roles and, most recently, in television.

Emma Watson / Hermione Granger

Although Emma Watson was initially known as the frizzy-haired main gal of the wizarding world (and the person who taught us all major girl power), she’s now always in the news for doing something great. An activist in her own right, Watson has starred in films like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Bling Ring and Beauty and the Beast, becoming the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and graduating from university.

Tom Felton / Draco Malfoy

The white-haired villain has also kept busy since saying goodbye to the wizarding world and the pressures of being a Malfoy. Most recently, he can be seen in Get Him to The Greek, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the TV series ‘The Flash’. He's also found a massive fan base on the TikTok app through the hashtag #dracotok and posts there himself!

Mathew Lewis / Neville Longbottom

Let’s be honest, ladies, who had a better glow-up than Neville Longbottom? Mathew Lewis emerged as a hero from the HP universe and headed straight for comedy with the TV series Bluestone 42 and, later on, the romance film Me Before You.

Maggie Smith / Professor McGonagall

Maggie Smith, probably one of the most successful adult cast members of the film series, has been kept in your eye since 2011. From Downtown Abbey to the hilarious The Lady in the Van, she’s a character in her own right!

Robbie Coltrane / Rubeus Hagrid

The biggest, most lovable character of all the films is Hagrid, meeting him at the first stop and at the end. Coltrane, one of the most famous Scottish actors of our time, has gone on to star in blockbuster films like Brave, Great Expectations and Arthur Christmas, just to name a few. Unfortunately he died on  14 October 2022.

30 Unusual Facts for Harry Potter Super Fans

1. The first HP book was initially published in ’98, the same year the Battle of Hogwarts went down.

2. George couldn't perform the Patronus spell again After Fred Weasley lost his life in the Battle of Hogwarts.

3. It was supposed to be Arthur Weasley , who died in the Order of the Phoenix, but was replaced with Sirius Black (imagine that!)

4. The plants in the wizarding world are based on the 17th-century book ‘Culpeper’s Complete Herbal’ by herbalist Nicholas Culpeper.

5. Neville Longbottom asked to be sorted into Hufflepuff on his first day at Hogwarts.

6. Hermione joined the Department of the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures at the Ministry of Magic after her education.

7. Nymphadora Tonks’ Patronus changed from a jackrabbit to a wolf after falling in love with Professor Lupin (cute!)

8. Platform 9 ¾ is real! It can be found at Kings Cross Station in London.

9. You know Ron’s fear of Aragog? It wasn’t all acting... as Rupert Grint has severe Arachnophobia.

10. If the Sorting Hat has to take more than 5 minutes to decide on a student’s house, they’re branded “hatstalls”.

11. Fred & George Weasley were born on April Fool’s Day – pretty fitting!

12. While writing, J.K Rowling thought about killing off the character of Ron.

13. Technically, Professor Quirrell was a temporary Horcrux to Voldemort in HP and the Philosophers Stone.

14. Herpo the Four was the first person to create a Horcrux.

15. The death of Hedwig the Owl was a symbol of the loss of innocence and security and the end of Harry’s childhood.

16. Rowling came up with the House names on the back of an aeroplane sick bag.

17. Hagrid could not die, as Rowling had planned for him to carry Harry in his arms for the last book throughout writing the series.

18. The book’s publisher, Bloomsbury, gave the Deathly Hallows boring names so they did not get leaked to the public early.

19. Rupert Grint auditioned for Ron through the kids’ news show Newsround!

20. Daniel Radcliffe had an allergic reaction to his glasses while on set.

21. The main cast weren’t allowed to play any contact sports while filming, in case they injured themselves – instead, they enjoyed golf.

22. The infamous scar was reapplied a whopping 5,800 times throughout the filming of the franchise.

23. Moaning Myrtle is based on all those crying girls you find in club bathrooms, whining about nonsense!

24. A lot of the spells/potions named in HP use the Latin language, as J.K. Rowling studied Classics in university.

25. Dumbledore is based on the Old English word for Bumblebee because the writer thought that the wizard was always humming to himself.

26. What would muggles see if they managed to find Hogwarts? A destroyed building with “Keep Out” signs all over.

27. When Harry and Hermione filmed the kissing scenes between Deathly Hallows, Rupert Grint had to be removed from the set because of laughing so loud.

28. Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) chose a lot of what she wore and came up with the crazy dance moves herself for the wedding scene.

29. Deathly Hallows Part One is the only film in the entire franchise not to feature Professor McGonagall.

30. Alongside Warwick Davis, Verne Troyer also played Griphook – however, the character was always voiced by Warwick.

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