Ultimate Witches and Wizards Party Ideas!

Welcome, all you mystical friends! This blog is where you want to be for epic ideas for a home thrown witch and wizard party for your little sorcerer. We have creative, simple and affordable suggestions that will inspire the imagination of your little ones and stick in their memories forever!

I’m Zoe and I worked as a party host for over 8 years! So with my experience and love for all things creative, I’m here to share some of the best tried and tested tips and hopefully make your life easier for you!

Gather your wands, dust off your spell books, and get ready to immerse yourself in a realm of potions bubble, soaring broomsticks and mystical secrets.

Witches and Wizard Activities

If your child’s favourite witch or wizard is a grown up character, you can pretend this is like a day in the life, of all the witch or wizard activities they love to do! If their favourite witch or wizard is a child attending school (like Harry Potter, or the Worst Witch) then you could call these activities classes.

1. Wand decorating

Children can design their own special wands to use for the rest of the party! The best suggestion we have for this is to use clean disposable chopsticks as the sticks and this mystical washi tape to decorate it! You can also add paper star to the end, or have mystical tinsel magic coming off the tip!

This is a lovely activity for the kids- and it was be a very fun prop to play with and take home at the end 🙂

2. Spell casting

This is a fun game where children get to make up magical spells and test them out on each other…for example in the spell suggestions below, you can play transfiguring kids into animals (they can then choose to make the sound of the animal if the spell has worked!)

You can ether do this by going around in the circle- or what is really fun is to split the children off into teams of three or 4 and have them practise with each other.

Children make up a spell:

Hocus Pocus (…), Turn this (…) into a (…)

Where the first blank is a gobbly goo word (in other words a nonsensical sound) that rhymes with the final blank. So for instance:

  • Hocus Pocus goobleygrog, turn this girl into a frog!
  • Hocus Pocus gibllysplat, turn this boy into a cat!
  • Hocus Pocus groblygrouse, turn this wizard into a mouse!

Play some magical wizard music while they practise and you can showcase some of their funniest transfiguration actions to the whole group at the end!

3. Ultimate Potion making

In this section, the children get the chance to make real life potions! I developed these ideas for my baby sisters birthday while I was in high school and it worked so well.

You use red cabbage water which is a universal indicator- and add different natural acids and alkalis to the water and watch it change colour depending how acidic or alkaline. If you’ve made a sufficiently acidic potion- add baking soda and watch it fizz up and explode!

Have a recipe sheet that says the type of potion depending on the colour of the mixture. For example a red potion, means it’s a love potion, a yellow potion means its a truth serum. A green potion means its an invisibility potion… or whatever!

Instructions: to make the alkaline water, boil some red cabbage in water for about 20 minutes. Pour the cabbage water and a bunch of other household item ‘potion ingredients’ into jugs or glasses and use measuring spoons for the children to spoon it into the potion bowl. For this you could use chemistry flasks for the authenticity- or any mason jar/jam jar/measuring jug.

Acids: lemon juice, vinegar, milk. Alkali: borax, diluted cream cleaner, diluted bleach. The blue/purple red cabbage indicator will turn blue or pink or red for an acid, and green or yellow for an alkali. For the finale, make a highly acidic solution and then add bicarbonate of soda so it explodes!

Label the test tubes as anything that sounds like a potion ingredient. For example: Unicorn tears, Fairy dew, Moonlight water, Troll saliva…. and all sorts.

4. Flying practise

This game is like a relay race on broomsticks! Have two broomsticks and get the children to put it between their legs and run up to a line, or around a chair marker and back to the start. Once they’re done the next child goes.

You can make two groups and have them compete against each-other. You can also add different tasks so rather than run to the chair, they have to jump to the chair, or gallop to the chair.

Have you also seen our Explorer Adventure Theme, Fairy Theme, and Tuti-Fruity Tropical Party Theme ideas?! You might also like checking them out.

Ultimate Witch and Wizard Games

-1. Schoolboy, Schoolboy, Wizard!

This game is similar to duck duck goose but with a theme. It’s a great one to play as children arrive (or as children might get tired of lunchtime at different rates) as new players can easily join and it’s fun and familiar to them.

Children sit in a circle facing inwards. Child A walks around the outside of the circle and gently taps the group one by one on the head as they pass saying Schoolboy, Schoolboy, Schoolboy…..then, they choose one child (child B) to say Wizard.

Child B jumps up and chases Child A around the circle. Child A has to run around the whole group and sit back in Child B’s space. If they manage, Child B becomes Child A in the next round. Otherwise, Child A has to play again until they succeed.

2. Wizard bustle

In this game, the facilitator shouts out the actions below and children must follow the instructions for each action. The last ones to follow the actions are out and the game continues!

  • To the Forbidden Forest – Children run to one side of the room
  • To the Full Moon Party – Children run to the other side of the room
  • Spell practise – Children pretend to wave a magic wand
  • Sleeping potion – Children drop to the floor pretending to sleep
  • Stir the Cauldron – Children take both arms in from of them, interlink fingers together and pretend to stir a massive cauldron

This is a fun, high concentration and physical game- you can always take out one of two of these actions to simplify it for younger children, or reward the fastest child to avoid having to send people ‘out’.

3. Bewitched dancing witches

This game is like musical statues- children dance to music and when the music stops they have to freeze!

Encourage them to do the craziest dancing they can manage- this is also a good strategy to get them burning as much energy as possible. You can either reward the most frozen statues or call out the funniest frozen positions.

4. Troll’s footsteps

This game is like grandmas footsteps. It’s simple but children get to be a bit cheeky which always goes down a treat.

Someone stands at the front as the troll, back turned. Children creep forwards, freezing whenever the troll turns around. If the troll catches any of them wobbling, they get sent back to the start line. The first to reach the troll and tap them on the back wins!

Ultimate witch and wizard party decorations

We think this combination of 5 types of decorations will transform any space; big impact for low cost.

  1. Glowing bunches of balloons. Hanging big bunches of purple black and glowing balloons is such an up-lifter to a space. You might like to use a combination of these glowing white balloons and these eco friendly bunches to mix them in with!
  2. Starry wizard wall hangings. We suggest themed tablecloths for this as they’re inexpensive and lightweight- this is a pack of 4 cosmic tablecloths as an example and these will pack a punch but adding a lot of colour and mystique.
  3. Decorative table sets are practical and also really add to the atmosphere of a party. Either go with a plain theme in a relevant colour, or pick something a bot more jazzy- we think this black and gold set would be perfect for a witch and wizard party!
  4. Props! This is like a living decoration and allows kids to interact with the theme and be a part of the magic! For this example, we have found some pretty affordable and brilliant witch hats in a set on amazon. Although it adds a bit of expense- we suggest this is the take home present from the party.
  5. Music! sounds funny as a decoration suggestion but honestly, nothing adds to the atmosphere of a space as much as music. There are lots of playlists on YouTube and on Spotify that will have great background witchy sounds, we’ve pasted the one we like in the video below.

Ultimate witch and wizard snack ideas

1. Magical cocktails

Make jugs of your child’s favourite juice but put on fun labels like:

  • Love potion
  • Super-strength potion
  • Magic-skills potion
  • Memory enhancing elixir
  • Healing Potion

2. Witch and Wizard color-theme platters

This is a really fun way to make a food table loop spectacular!

  • Blue and Purple – blueberries, blackberries, dark red grapes, blackberry jam sandwiches, you can use natural food coloring to dye any dips like hummus or cream cheese, for crackers. It also looks really pretty to make light purple icing or purple melted white chocolate and drizzle over wafer biscuits or any white sugary deserts like white chocolate coated pretzels, marshmallows, and finger biscuits.
  • For silver accents- drizzle melted white chocolate over any biscuits, wafers or fruits and cover in silver sprinkle balls or edible glitter- this will go down a treat!

3. ‘Wizard’ themed Jello

A really fun thing to do for a party is make a huge bowl of jelly and fill it with glittery cake sprinkles and silver balls! For a witch and wizard party you can make a blue or purple jello (often this is blueberry or blackcurrant flavour)

The multicoloured sprinkles will look like intergalactic stars! This would also look epic if you sprinkle the top with edible silver glitter.

4. Chocolate Frogs!

There are prefect for the theme and the kids will love it- especially those who love Harry Potter!

5. Popcorn lucky dip

Pop corn is a really fun party food that children love and can be easily customised to fit a theme. See this recipe here for pink popcorn- which you could make blue or purple by adding different colored food colourings and once you’ve poured the syrup onto the popcorn you can also sprinkle with multicoloured or silver and gold sprinkles.

Good luck!

This will be an epic, mystical witch and wizard day for you little one! We’ve suggested some simple ideas and ones that take a little more prep but will stick in the children’s imaginations for ever! As always, take heaps of photos and videos to cherish this special day.

It’s in the bag- you’ve got this and I’m cheering for you! Best of Luck, Zoe xx

We also have exciting posts about Ultimate Pirate theme, or Outer Space Party theme, which you might enjoy checking out too.

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