Are you a bride-to-be who’s potty about Potter? Whether you’re obsessed with all things Hogwarts or a Muggle who hasn’t even seen the movies, you’ll have a blast as you unleash your inner wizard. If you want to have a Harry Potter hen party, Fizzbox has loads of activities, ideas and tips to make your special occasion wand-erful.

Why Have a Harry Potter Hen Do?

Your hen do is such a special experience. While the wedding is all about you and your partner as a couple, your hen do is all about you and only you! That means you can celebrate however the hell you want! There are so many different themes to choose from when it comes to hen parties but if you’re a bride-to-be who’s a massive Pottehead, a Harry Potter themed hen do just can’t be beaten. Lucky for you, it’s a popular theme so there are plenty of ideas, activities, fancy dress costumes, decorations and more to choose from. Still, we understand that arranging a hen do can be daunting so let us help you. Here are out most popular Harry Potter hen party ideas.

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The 14 Best Harry Potter Hen Party Activities

Calling all Muggles! It’s time to celebrate your Harry Potter hen weekend in style with one of the top 14 Harry Potter hen party activities that’ll get everyone involved, having fun and embracing the wizarding world.

1. Magical Cocktail Making

Price: From £32.99 per person

Group Size: 7+

Duration: 1 hour & 45mins

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Calling all budding wizards and witches! Take place in an immersive cocktail making session at the enchanted realm of The Cauldron. Get into character as you don a cloak and are handed your very own magic wand. A professional mixologist will then teach you how to make mouth-watering cocktails from scratch. You’ll create some seriously Instagrammable cocktails by mixing different drinkable elixirs and ingredients using molecular mixology. Watch your cocktails bubble, smoke and change colour before your eyes! You’ll make three quirky cocktails each and will drink absolutely everything you make. Don’t forget to take loads of photos of your creations.

2. Wizard Afternoon Tea

Price: From £40 per person

Group Size: 2+

Duration: 1 hour & 45mins

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Inject some magic into your Harry Potter themed hen party with an interactive tea brewing experience. At your workstation, you’ll find your tea stand and open your puzzle chest that contains all the ingredients for you to make your wizard tea. You’ll also get a magic wand to cast spells with. You’ll brew two different teas each using techniques from molecular gastronomy, exploring the science behind tea brewing. Full guidance will be given so you don’t need to be a wizard to be good at wizard tea making! To make things even more fun, you’ll tuck into a tasty afternoon tea including desserts, scones and sandwiches. Yum!

3. University of Magic Escape Room

Price: From £21 per person

Group Size: 4+

Duration: 1 hour

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Head to Lucardo to try your luck at this enchanting escape room, University of Magic: The Entrance Exam. You have all been offered a place to study at the University of Magic but in order to get in, you’ll need to put your magical skills to the test. You’ll have just one hour to escape from this spellbinding room by solving puzzles, casting spells, mixing potions and reciting incantations. Don’t let the ticking clock but any pressure on you as you get to work, unleashing your inner wizard or witch. Do you think your team could escape before time runs out?

4. Signature Potions Bar

Price: From £26 per person

Group Size: 2+

Duration: 1.5 hours

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Stepping into The Cauldron in Edinburgh feels like stepping into the pages of a fantasy novel, making it a great place for any Harry Potter hen party to visit. You’ll get a self-pour cocktail, mocktail or beer each that you’ll pour from their creature heads using a magic wand. You’ll also pick two of their signature potions each from their mouth-watering bar menu. Then it’s over to you to have a great time with the girls as you soak up the magical décor, fun atmosphere and quirky drinks. This is so much more fun than a visit to your average cocktail bar!

5. Wizarding Afternoon Tea Bus

Price: From £44.50 per person

Group Size: 2+

Duration: 1.5 hours

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Step onboard this wonderful wizarding afternoon tea bus for a tour of Edinburgh where you’ll you see sights that inspired tales of Harry Potter. This vintage double decker bus will help you explore spell-binding sights such as Greyfriar’s Cemetery which inspired character names such as Voldemort and Tom Riddle, and George Heriot’s School which inspired Hogwarts’ iconic architecture. As you’re driven around, you’ll tuck into savoury and sweet treats, accompanied by unlimited tea and coffee as well as a glass of prosecco or wine that make things even more special. Your guide on the bus is a Harry Potter expert and will share loads of fun facts with you as you tour the sights.

6. Harry Potter Tour in a Mini Cooper

Price: From £439 per group

Group Size: 2+

Duration: 3 hours

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Uncover secrets from Harry’s Potter world in this tour of London in a Mini Cooper. You’ll be chauffeured around the city in a classic Mini Cooper by a knowledgeable guide for three fun hours. See locations from the hit movies such as Kings Cross Train Station where you’ll visit Platform 9¾ with a queue jump for photos as well as the inspirations behind Diagon Alley and Death Eaters. You’ll listen to a Harry Potter soundtrack as you drive around in the car and will even get a themed treasure map, scarves and a sweet treat to end things on a high.

7. Magic & Mind Reading Show

Price: From £450 per group

Group Size: 2+

Duration: 45 minutes

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Who doesn’t love the magic of Harry Potter? It might not quite be sorcery, but we bet you’ll love watching a magic and mind reading show during your Harry Potter hen do. A professional magician will perform for your group, showcasing a selection of magic tricks and mind reading techniques. You’ll be amazed by what they can do! There will be plenty of audience participation so be ready to get involved and immerse yourself in this magical world. Paul Fowlers has performed all around the world from the UK to New Zealand and is now ready to wow you!

8. Merlin’s Magic Show Escape Room

Price: From £50 per group

Group Size: 2+

Duration: 1 hour

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Head to MoviEscape to put your wizard skills to the test with an escape game that sees you attempt to solve a magical mystery. You’ll be transported to Merlin’s Magic Academy where you’ll need to unlock secrets, crack codes, create potions and use your new-found powers to save the day. Solve mystical puzzles, find the mythical beasts and use a magic want to cast spells with the help of your guide. You’ll have just one hour to escape. Don’t let the ticking clock put you off. Keep your cool as you unleash your inner wizard or witch. Do you have what it takes to beat the room?

9. Potion Making

Price: From £36.99 per person

Group Size: 7

Duration: 1 hour & 45mins

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If you’re celebrating your Harry Potter hen party in London, you’ve got to try this potion making workshop. Step into this enchanted realm where you’ll slip on a robe and hold a magic wand as a professional mixologist teaches you how to make a range of quirky cocktails. Use different elixirs and ingredients to make drinkable potions that bubble, smoke and change colour. They’re just as Instagrammable as they sound! Your mixologist will guide you every step of the way as you make three molecular cocktails each. Did we mention that you’ll drink everything you make?

10. Mini Magical Cocktail Making Class

Price: From £22 per person

Group Size: 7+

Duration: 1 hour

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If you fancy a taste of magical cocktail making but have got a jam-packed itinerary, why not do a mini class? Lasting just one hour, you’ll have plenty of time to have fun without dedicating too much time to this activity if you’ve got lots of other things planned. You’ll don a robe and wave a magic wand to help you unleash your inner witch or wizard. Enjoy a magic wand poured cocktail, beer or mocktail from a magical creature head before brewing one potion each. You’ll get full instructions from the venue’s friendly staff so even Muggles are welcome!

11. Quidditch

Price: From £25 per person

Group Size: 10+

Duration: 1 hour

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Did you know that you can play a real game of Quidditch? We bet you’ve be dreaming about doing that for years! Your event coordinator will provide your group with capes in house colours as well as a broom each to ride on. They’ll also explain the rules, keep score and assign your positions. Will you be a seeker like Harry, a goalie like Rob or beaters like the Weasley twins? Thanks to gravity you won’t actually fly but you’ll feel like you are as you run around the pitch on your broomstick, dodging bludgers and quaffles through hoops. Are you ready for your Quidditch hen party to go down in the history books? 

12. Harry Potter Studio Tour

Price: From £49.95 per person

Group Size: 1+

Duration: Approx. 3 hours

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The Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour in London is a must-do for a Hogwarts-loving bride-to-be and her hens. Step into the films as you explore breath-taking sets, such as Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest and Great Hall, and discover authentic props and costumes. You can even get your hands on chocolate frogs and Butterbeer and fly on a broomstick! Don’t forget to take loads of photos. This tour has won a bunch of awards and it’s easy to say why. Who wouldn’t love this peek behind the scenes to discover exactly how the wizarding world came to life on screen?

13. Walking Tour for Muggles

Price: From £16 per person

Group Size: 2+

Duration: Approx. 2 hours

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The Tour for Muggles in London is a walking tour so you can leave your broomstick at home! A friendly guide will walk with you around locations that were used in the Harry Potter films, hearing stories of Harry, Ron and Hermione and discovering secret magical places along the way. Your friendly guide is passionate about all things Potter and will share loads of fun facts with you. You’ll cover a fair amount of ground so make sure to wear comfy shoes. This tour even won TripAdvisor’s Best UK Travel Experience in 2020 so you know you’re going to have a great time.

14. Wizards London Bus Tour

Price: From £32.50 per person

Group Size: 2+

Duration: 3.5 hours

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Explore the filming locations and other hotspots that inspired the Harry Potter books and films onboard this tour bus. You’ll see the sights in comfort from your seat as well as other famous landmarks in England’s capital such as Big Ben, London Bridge, the Bank of England and St Paul’s Cathedral. You’ll also get the chance to hop off the bus to take a closer look. Are you ready to walk in the stars’ footsteps to the entrance of the pub in Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone? The tour ends at Kings Cross Station where you can pose at Platform 9¾ .

What to Wear for a Harry Potter Hen Party

The dress code for a Harry Potter hen do is so much fun! Come dressed up as your favourite character from the wizarding world. Do you see yourself as a budding Harry, Hermione or Ron or maybe a Snape or Voldermort? We all know which Harry Potter house we come from. Will you come dressed as someone from Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff? Alternatively, if you fancy something a bit simpler, you could come in matching cloaks, wear Harry Potter-style glasses or just pick a colour that everyone wears. It’s your hen do so the dress code is completely up to you. It can be as outrageous or conservative as you like.

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Harry Potter Hen Party Games

Please your group of Potterheads with some fun games during your Harry Potter themed hen party. Don’t forget, if you’re playing team games, you have to allocate your group into the four houses, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Which house do you think you belong to? Will your friends agree? Here’s some Harry Potter game ideas we think you’ll like:

Sorting Hat Dare Cards

What You Need:

A witch’s or wizard’s hat

Card, pen & scissors

Write a range of cheeky dares on your pieces of card. Then cut these into little, individual dare cards. Put them in the sorting hat then take it in turns to pull out a card. Read the card out loud then act out the dare…if you’re feeling brave enough! Remember to tailor the dares to the personalities in your group. You want everyone to have fun.

Evanesco Your Drink

What You Need:

A drink each

Your hens

Ok, so this one’s super simple and guaranteed to get your whole group in the mood to celebrate! Anyone who’s potty about the wizarding world will know that evanesco is the vanishing spell. So, get your drink from the bar and shout ‘evanesco’ before you drink it down. Muggles, please drink responsibly! We are not accountable if you have a sore head in the morning.


What You Need:


Volleyballs & tennis balls

If you’re feeling adventurous, you could play your very own game of Quidditch. If you’re wondering how to play Quidditch in real life, let us help. You won’t actually be able to fly (give gravity a big booo!) but you’ll split into teams to run around the pitch on your broomstick. It might look elaborate on the big screen, but you can play relatively easily without much specialist equipment. Use volleyballs for quaffles that your Chasers and Keepers will use to shoot through hoops (you could make these or use football goals instead) or defend. You can also use volleyballs for bludgers that your Beaters will throw at the opposition. A tennis ball can become the Golden Snitch that you’ll need to capture. Check out more Quidditch rules.

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40 Harry Potter Fun Facts for a Harry Potter Hen Do Quiz

Here’s some of our favourite facts about Harry Potter. Use them to create your very own Harry Potter hen party quiz. How many do you think your group will get right? You could even include a little prize for the winner and cheeky forfeits for the losers.   

1. The Harry Potter books have been translated into more than 80 languages.

2. Harry Potter and JK Rowling share a birthday – 31st July.

3. The Quidditch brooms were made of aeroplane-grade titanium.

4. The first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was released in 1997.

5. Rowling first wrote the words Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff on an aeroplane sick back.

6. Hedwig was played by four different owls.

7. Daniel Radcliffe went through 160 pairs of glasses while filming the movie saga.

8. Danial Radcliffe also broke more than 80 wands!

9. More than 500 million copies of Harry Books have been sold worldwide.

10. Daniel Radcliffe beat more than 300 actors to play the role of Harry Potter.

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11. Shirley Henderson was 36 when she started playing 14 year old Moaning Myrtle.

12. Hagrid actor, Robbie Coltrane was the first actor to be cast in the film saga.

13. It might be set in England but loads of Harry Potter is inspired by Edinburgh where JK Rowling lives.

14. At one time, it was rumoured that Steven Spielberg was going to direct the first film and wanted Sixth Sense star, Haley Joel Osment to play Harry.

15. It’s hard to imagine Tom Felton not playing Draco but he originally auditioned for Harry and Ron.

16. In the movies, Daniel Radcliffe’s scar was applied by make up artists more than 2,000 times.

17. It was important for Rowling that a cast of only British and Irish actors were hired for the films.

18. Rumour has it than Robin Williams was interested in playing Hagrid or Lupin. 

19. Hermione is based on Rowling when she was a child.

20. Rowling’s favourite animal is an otter hence why she chose it as Hermione’s patronus.

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21. The Hogwarts school motto, Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus, translates to ‘never tickle a sleeping dragon.’ You’ve been warned!

22. Harry Potter’s name appears almost 19,000 times in the books.

23. Tom Riddle’s name is different in each translation of the films. For example, in French it’s Tom Elvis Jedusor which if you rearrange the letters spells out ‘je suis Voldemort’ – I am Voldermort in French.

24. Rowling almost played Lily, Harry’s mum.

25. Only one person in the Harry Potter saga is real. Nicolas Flamel was a real person who people believed discovered the Philosopher’s Stone and became immortal.

26. The spells in Harry Potter are all in Latin.

27. The first draft of the first Harry Potter book was written on a typewriter.

28. ‘Muggle’ was added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2003.

29. Fred and George Weasley were born on April Fools Day.

30. Hogwarts has 142 staircases.  

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31. Only 14 actors appeared in all eight Harry Potter movies.

32. We love Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts films. But did you know that he auditioned to play Tom Riddle?

33. When you saw Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint doing schoolwork in the films they were most likely doing their real homework.

34. According to the books, there are 12 uses for dragon blood. One of the stranger uses is over cleaner.

35. The cat who played Mrs Norris in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone ran away from set but luckily returned after 48 hours. Phew!

36. Rupert Grint rapped during his audition for the part of Ron.

37. Dumbledore means ‘bumblebee’ in Old English.

38. For his role in the films, Alan Rickman was told secrets about Snape by JK Rowling to help him fully understand his character.

39. JK Rowling invented Quidditch in a small hotel in Manchester.

40. Film producers tried to give Emma Watson buck teeth to match Hermione’s description in the books, but she couldn’t speak clearly with them in.  

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Harry Potter Hen Party Food and Drink Ideas

A traditional Harry Potter feast might include roast beef, roast chicken, potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and veg but we reckon you can whip up something a bit more fun for your Harry Potter inspired hen party. You don’t have to be a professional chef or baker to create some tasty wizard-inspired goodies. How about making cakes, decorated with icing in the shape of the Harry Potter’s glasses, his scar, a magic wand or a Quidditch broom? You can even buy Bernie Bott’s Every Flavour Jelly Beans which are available in a range of flavours from candy floss to earwax, banana to earthworm, marshmallow to vomit. Will get a nice one or a nasty surprise? When it comes to the drinks, no Harry Potter hen do is complete without Butterbeer! And if that wasn’t enough, Cosmopolitan has a bunch of Harry Potter cocktail recipes that you can follow.

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Arrange Your Harry Potter Hen Party Today

We hope that’s given you plenty of Harry Potter hen do ideas. Whatever you decide to get up to, we hope you have a magical time!

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