You dream of Harry Potter. You have read the books 100 times. You can list 100 things the movies changed. You have been angered by the patronus you were given and the house you were sorted into.
You, want to have a Harry Potter backyard movie night.
We know this because we are that person as well. So, recently we turned our backyard into a mini backyard cinema with many nods to the wizarding world. When I say we, I mean that in the sense of I bought many different kinds of beers and also didn’t burden my partner with my complete lack of creative execution. These are her creations and they are awesome.
Budget-wise, this was also not a huge commitment. Many of the images can be printed off online and signs have been created using boards we already had around the house.
With that in mind, here are some of the pieces you need to Wizard-Up your backyard.
Family Drive-In signage.
Printable proclamations and homemade Wizarding World signage.
You may not want to, but be sure to include Slytherin signage. Homemade pennants and radio sign.
No matter the theme, snacks are a must at a backyard party. Homemade sign and pennants.
More signage. Keep all your snacks near the Honeydukes sign.
Madeyes can be bought for cheap, especially around Halloween.
Fererro Rocher chocolates with plastic wings as golden snitches.
You can find inexpensive frog mold and buy chocolate wafers for a wizarding word chocolate delicacy.
Jelly Belly candy is an inexpensive alternative to Bertie Bott’s. Minus the bogey-flavoured kind.
Dollar store finds can fill your Weasley;s Wizard Wheezes suitcase.