Tonight, Bloomsbury UK is hosting its second Harry Potter Book Night. Last year, over 10,000 celebrations were held around the world! Whether you’re attending a local event or hosting your own, these tasty recipes will help you set the perfect mood.
Let’s start simple.
These peanut butter cup broomsticks are simple enough for kids to join in on the fun! Or, if you’re looking for a more savory variation, try this yummy version made with frayed string cheese.
“Even Harry, who knew nothing about the different brooms, thought it looked wonderful.”
For some classic treats, like those first encountered by Harry on the Hogwarts Express, try these incredible recipes for Cauldron Cakes, Pumpkin Pasties, and Licorice Wands.
“What she did have were Berttie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, Drooble’s Best Blowing Gum, Chocolate Frogs, Pumpkin Pasties, Cauldron Cakes, Licorice Wands, and a number of other strange things Harry had never seen in his life.”
And if you thought Chocolate Frogs or Berttie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans are too magical to be replicated, these recipes might just change your mind.
“‘What are these?’ Harry asked Ron, holding up a pack of Chocolate Frogs. ‘They’re not really frogs, are they?'”
These cake pops will delight any Quidditch fan.
“‘This,’ said Wood, ‘is the Golden Snitch, and it’s the most important ball of the lot.'”
For more challenging recipes, try your hand at some of Mrs. Weasley’s famous fudge, or surprise your guests with these clever Sorting Hat Cupcakes.
Speaking of surprises, add a little spark and spice to your party with some Exploding Bon Bons, Acid Pops, or Dragon Roasted Nuts from Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes!
“Fred gave me [an acid pop] when I was seven, it burnt a hole right through my tongue.”
These treats will no doubt leave your guests thirsting for a drink. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with some Polyjuice Potion Punch.
“Pinching his nose, Harry drank the potion down in two large gulps. It tasted like overcooked cabbage.”
Or, if you’re looking for some more adult drinks, this post from Buzzfeed has tons of great recipes.
But of course, what kind of Harry Potter party would this be without a good old mug of Butterbeer? Intoxicology has several recipes, both alcoholic and not, so you can make this staple drink of the wizarding world.
Whatever your plans, have a happy Harry Potter Book Night!