A Harry Potter Themed Bridal Shower

A few weeks ago I was up in New York for my cousin’s exciting Harry Potter themed bridal shower! All of us bridesmaids were responsible for bringing desserts to contribute and I must say, they turned out fabulously! After posting a photo of the dessert table, I saw that so many of you were just as thrilled about it as I was.

I scoured the Web to pull together some of the same (or similar) recipes we used in addition to some others that would be great if you’re planning a HP-themed bridal shower (or other type of party), or if you just feel like randomly making some wizarding world desserts!

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Things You Can Make

Things You Can Buy


Full disclosure: Since I had to travel by plane to attend the shower, I wasn’t able to whip up a dessert myself, but I did buy some some every flavor beans, which are much easier to transport! That said, I’ve made (alcoholic) butterbeer several times at home, so I think I’ll have to share that recipe soon!


What’s your favorite dessert from the wizarding world?

  • Ashley Stephenson

    This is such a unique bridal shower!! And I love all the themed desserts!

  • Love love love! Butterbeer is so delicious!

  • Ana Valentin

    This is such a cute and quirky idea for a bridal shower. Seriously feeding my inner nerd


  • This is such a great idea for a bridal shower. How cute is that table?!

    • We had so much fun planning it! It helps that most of the bridesmaids are huge HP fans :)

  • What a fun theme for a bridal shower!

  • Literally so intrigued!! Harry Potter is my favorite. I’m getting married next year…hmm…great inspiration!! I’m getting some ideas ;)

    • So exciting! Maybe you should plan a HP themed shower too :)

  • I love it! I love all things Harry Potter and I wish would have thought of this for my own shower!

    • Now you’ll just have to plan another HP-themed party for a birthday or other fun occasion :)

  • Karin Rambo

    This is pretty much the greatest thing ever! Can I get married again so I can have one of these?!

    • Haha, YES! Well, maybe throw another HP-themed party instead! Next birthday party?

  • This is absolutely too cute for words! I love all of these great DIY’s as well and the theme is such a great idea! LOVE HP! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  • I love love love this! I need a Harry Potter friend to get married soon so I can do something like this ;)

  • OH my gosh I wish I would have done this for my sister when she got married! too cute!

    • You’ll just have to keep it in mind for the next wedding or big party that comes up :)

  • What an adorable idea! I love this!

  • That sounds like such a fun idea for a bridal shower! Who’s idea was it? I’ve loved harry potter since I was a middle school and that was even before the movies came out! Look like y’all enjoyed it :)

    • It was! Her proposal was actually HP-themed so it just went along with everything HP so far! I’ve been a HP fan since elementary school myself – used to go to all of the midnight book parties :) Super nerd alert! Haha

  • This is amazing. One of my best friends passed away from a five-year battle with cancer a few years ago. She was a Harry Potter super fan. She got married on the Weasley twins’ birthday and was even buried with a wand. My parents didn’t let me read Harry Potter as a kid, but when she started to get really sick I read all of the books. Long story short, Harry Potter has (and will always have) a special place in my heart. Thanks so much for rounding up everything in one place and please do share that Butterbeer recipe.

    • I’m so sorry for your loss, Hannah :( I can definitely see why HP would have an even more special place in your heart. I hope you’ll try out one of these recipes in memory of her!

  • Leah Hall

    WHAT a cute idea! I love this, and I wish I would have thought of it when I had mine, soooo cute!

    • It was so much fun, Leah! You’ll just have to plan another HP party!

  • That is so much fun! My husband and I are huge Harry Potter fans and I hope my kids get into it as well so we can through them a Harry Potter party one of these days :)

    • It sounds like they won’t have a choice, haha. But that’s perfectly fine. Everyone should love HP. It’s just so magical (literally)!

  • What a cool idea, everything looks and sounds awesome!

  • So freakin cute! I had a HP themed cake and cupcakes for my 18th birthday, think it’s time to revisit the idea!

    • Absolutely! You can never have enough HP parties :)

  • Love this!

  • Justine Y

    Okay, this is one of the best ideas for a bridal shower I’ve ever seen! Oh my gosh, I know someone who go married a few years ago who would have LOVED this!

    • It was a blast! Hopefully if there are any other weddings coming up, they’ll want to do an HP theme!

  • kp

    This is amazing! I had a Harry Potter themed birthday party this past year, but this would be the greatest thing ever :)

    • Yay for HP parties! You’ll have to keep this in mind for any weddings coming up!

  • I love this idea so much! I didn’t realize that there were so many Harry Potter themed desserts out there, but I definitely need to keep those in mind for the future!

    • Oh yeah, it’s amazing how many things are out there! I love it!

  • Mostly Simple Life

    So cute! What a fun idea, and different than most shower themes.

  • Ashleigh

    Oh my gosh, this is so cute! I would have loved this when I was pregnant! My daughter just finished reading HP {she’s 9} and thinks this is just the coolest! Thank you for sharing!!

    • How awesome! I love that HP spans the generations :)

  • Love this!!!! I want a HP Bridal Shower!

    • It was so much fun! Definitely something to keep in mind for the future :)

  • Sarah Emily

    This is so fun! I love themed parties!

  • Ashley

    This is the cutest idea! I love Harry Potter!!

    xo Ashley

  • Omg this is so cool I love the entire idea!


    • 100% YES. HP is just the best. I can’t get enough!

  • I LOVE HARRY POTTER. This is such a cool idea! I know quite a few friends who would love a HP themed shower.

    • Me too! You’ll have to bring the idea up when it’s time :)

  • Artsnark

    Awesome! Have to show this to my youngest HP fan. He loves the recipes in the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

    • You’ll have to try some of these out with him! I have the HP cookbook too :)

  • That’s awesome! Butterbeer Fudge sounds delicious!

    • Yes! I love all of the dessert names too. HP is just the best!

  • Michelle Mink

    i would love to attend a harry potter bridal shower. what a fun theme!

    • It was a blast, Michelle! Nothing beats an HP party!

  • I could find so many uses for these recipes… I’m thinking birthdays, graduation etc… Thanks for sharing!

    • Oh yes, absolutely! I hope you have fun making them!

  • Love this idea, anything Harry Potter themed is fine by me! Might have to try a few of those recipes for my next party!

  • Amber Hill

    Ummm…did we just become best friends?!? I have been dying to do a Harry Potter themed anything! Now that I have kids, maybe I will force a HP themed birthday party on one of them. :)

  • Nicole Leith

    OOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMG. I may have missed an opportunity to have this…but there’s several people I can throw this for! Amazing.

    • Definitely keep this in mind! It’s such a fun theme!

  • This just made my life! I love it!! Harry Potter-themed everything, please :)


    Change Butterbeer to Guiness and I’m there!

    • What about a twist on it… Guinness Butterbeer? :)

  • Aileen (Aileen Cooks)

    This is such a cute idea! I love the From Muggle to Mrs. sign.

  • Oh my gosh I am obsessed with this idea. This is perfect for every Harry Potter lover <3

  • Can I just say this is the COOLEST BRIDAL SHOWER EVER?!? I *almost* want to get married just to have one ;)

  • Tamara Goyette

    Such a fun theme for a bride who loves these books

    • It was! Most of the bridal party loves HP too, so we were all pretty happy about it!

  • Miriah Grimes

    I absolutely love this idea…to bad my boyfriend said no to it. lol

    • What?! Good thing for him the bridal showers are typically just for the ladies. He can sit out on the fun! Haha.

  • Mardene Carr

    Oooooh dear, that would not be a theme I would select for a bridal shower at all

    • It was really the best! We’re all huge HP fans!

  • HAHAHA. This is awesome.