Harry Potter-inspired Birthday Party (Part 2, including broomsticks and a photo prop)

Following on from my last party post, I’ve got a couple more props that were prepared before the big day.

Firstly, broomsticks!

A Harry Potter party wouldn’t be complete without a game of Quidditch, and you can’t play Quidditch without a broomstick!

I was looking for ways to make broomsticks without actually using sticks – you know, boys and sticks is not always a pretty picture. But one day the men of this house took themselves off to do some secret mens’ business. And came up with these:

HP DIY broomsticks

They collected sticks fallen from our large Gum Tree, then tied on bundles of straw that we use for our bunny. Clean unused straw, of course!

When they surprised me with their work, there was no way I would have said we weren’t going to use them!

Secondly, I made up a photo prop:

HP Have You Seen this Wizard photo prop

I pinned a few examples of other people’s takes on this on my Harry Potter Party Pinterest board.

On a piece of cardboard I sketched out how I wanted to place things. I found an old, unused picture frame to use as a base, and made sure my cut out portion fitted over it.

Once I had roughly worked out how it would look, I started measuring and ruling so everything would be even and straight.

HP Have you seen this wizard

I still free-handed the final version. I didn’t want it to look like I had bought it from a shop!

The boys had great fun putting on their best ‘escaped prisoner’ face for the camera. I made sure to take one of each boy separately for the party album…but I didn’t get one of just my boy 😦

HP Have You Seen this Wizard photo prop

Have you used a photo booth-type set up at a party?

Linking up with:

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4 thoughts on “Harry Potter-inspired Birthday Party (Part 2, including broomsticks and a photo prop)

  1. What a fab idea, I’ve seen things like this in National Trust properties here as fun things for kids to do but never thought to use it for birthday parties. Harry Potter is the perfect theme, what a lucky boy and a great sounding party, those brooms are perfect too.

    Thank you for linking up at #Trash2Treasure.

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