Are you throwing a party this Halloween
? Have a theme lined up? If not, consider transforming your home into the Great Hall at Hogwarts, the fictional school for witches and wizards from the beloved Harry Potter series. Here are ideas from the entertaining experts at About.com
: Make a big sign to hang by your front door reading "Platform Nine and Three-Quarters." Gold paint or marker on black card would look great. Next, use black felt to make a Sorting Hat, which can be the centerpiece of the buffet table. You or the kids can decorate it with stars, moons, and so on. Third, if you have stuffed owls or owl puppets (or if you can beg or borrow them), place them around the living room or string them from the ceiling with invisible fishing line. While you're at it, use more black card to cut out bat shapes and hang them from the ceiling too. Sounds fun, huh?
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. Naturally, your party guests should be encouraged to dress in Harry Potter-themed costumes! The genius of the Harry Potter-theme party is that all the decorations are family-friendly (not too scary), as well as being easy and inexpensive to make. Plus everyone -- big and small -- loves Harry Potter, making this a perfect Halloween party theme for families.