Do you have a little magician on your hands? Pull a party out of a hat with these great magic themed birthday party ideas!
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Kids just love to be amazed. And what better way to get their jaws dropping than with an exciting magic party or Harry Potter party! These fun and tasty party ideas – including magic party invitations, magic party favors, magic party supplies and more – will have all your guests feeling like they’ve turned into magicians themselves!
Girls and boys aged five through ten would just love the chance to see magic tricks ... and even do them on their own!
Birthday Magic Party Planning
For peace of mind, begin planning your birthday magic party six to eight weeks in advance. This will allow you time to gather all the supplies that you need, including supplies, decorations, and menu items. Planning ahead also gives your guests time to RSVP and make travel plans, if needed. Don't panic if you find yourself short on time; you can still plan a great party! Planning ahead simply reduces the risk of conflicts with guests' plans and may increase your party’s attendance.
The first step is to decide where your party will be held. You can have a traditional party at your own home, and use magic party decorations. Or, you can choose a different location, such as a park, community center, or family-friendly restaurant.
To simplify the rest of the party planning process, check out our Party Planning Timeline, take a look at our When & Where to Have the Party page, and read the paragraphs below for information on selecting magic party decorations, magic party supplies, children's magic party activities, and more for your child's party.
Children's Magic Party Invitations
Want to make your own magic party invitations? Here are a few ideas:
Use black or white card stock or construction paper folded in half, and decorate it with magician-themed cutouts or stickers. You can also use our easy, printable party invitations.
Cut the shape of a rabbit out of white card stock and glue a small cotton ball on the tail. Write the party details in gold pen.
- Punch a hole in the corner of a card-style invitation and attach it to a magic wand. Ask your guests to bring their wand with them to the party.
Cut several rectangles the size of playing cards out of white card stock. Decorate them to resemble playing cards, with the centers left blank. Write a few words of your party details in black marker on each card, making your guests flip through the deck to see their full invitation. Send them in old playing card cases.
Include creative wording for your party details, such as:
With the tip of a hat, [birthday child] will turn [age] on [date].
This is no illusion!
Will you appear? Please let us know at [phone number].
You can also purchase personalized or pre-printed magic party invitations from our sister site, Birthday in a Box. We recommend mailing your invitations three to four weeks prior to the party—any sooner and your guests may forget, any later and your guests may already have plans.
What You’ll Need for Your Kids Magic Party
If you plan to use paper tableware and magic party supplies, our Suggested Party Supply List may be quite helpful. Please note that you may not need everything on the list; it is intended only as a guide.
In addition to the typical party supplies, you may also want to consider renting or purchasing the following for your magic party:
- A Selection of Magic Tricks
- Magic 8 Balls
- A Magic-Themed Movie, such as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”, “Fantasia”, or “Aladdin”
You may also want to consider hiring a magician to come perform for your guests. If budget is an issue, ask a neighbor or close friend to learn some basic magic tricks to perform at the party.
And don't forget about magic party favors! Think decks of cards, small magic tricks, magic wands, and assorted candies. Place all of these items inside clear or printed cellophane bags, and tie the bags closed with blue or purple ribbons.