Harry Potter Party: Part II

I already shared all the non-food parts of the First Annual Harry Potter Birthday Party here. So today is all about the food. Not only do I adore all things Potter but I love love love party food!

 Magic (Chicken) Wands

Chicken Satay and Peanut Butter Sauce. For the Chicken I just used a packet of Thai Satay seasoning to marinate the chicken and them grilled them.

Peanut Butter Sauce

  • 1/2 C coconut milk
  • 2-3 TBS peanut butter
  • 1 TBS curry paste (this should vary depending on your taste and how spicy your curry paste is)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • Microwave and stir the above until well combined add a couple squirts of lime juice and taste add more peanut butter if needed or more soy sauce if you want it saltier

Gillyweed Stalks (Grilled Zucchini)

These are grilled zucchini and although these are insanely simple they are absolutely fabulous everyone. One of my friends shared this recipe and I was instantly won over. I’ve made them multiple times a week since I learned about them. Every one I’ve made them for has love them too, especially the ladies. I’m a major fried food person and I think these are better than fries and fried zucchini, just saying. 

  •  zucchinni (1 person probably isn’t too much, my friends and family can handle that haha, the other day I made that much and my mom and MIL had downed them all before I finished cooking the rest of dinner)
  • slice the ends off and the cut into quarters lengthwise and then cut in half
  • place in a ziplock bag with 1-2 TBS olive oil and 4-5 good shakes of garlic salt (you don’t want the zuccs drenched in oil, I’ve done as little as 1 tsp for 2-3 zuccs and it works great)
  • marinate for 2 hours or so and then grill

 Forbidden Forest Pate (Hummus)

This was a guest addition so I don’t have a recipe but my mom and I loved it so I may be reporting a recipe soon as it was one of the best homemade hummus recipes I’ve ever had.

Bertie Bot’s Every Flavor Beans 

So hubby says he can’t fine the Harry Potter/jellybelly brand ones anywhere (and he’d know) so we got the other brand of gross jelly beans. He really wanted to mix them into the regular jelly beans but I vetoed that since I’m already grossed out by mint and coffee in the regular flavors I knew I’d avoid the candy altogether if I knew there was any chance of me biting into skunk or vomit. And as you see I couldn’t even get one shot without a little hand in it.

Polyuice Potion, Pumpkin Juice, and Gillywater

All of these drinks were in the books but I didn’t really feel like going all out nor did the through of butter infused rootbeer (to make butterbeer) sound the least bit appealing. So I just added red and yellow food coloring to lemonade and put labels on the soda and water. For my movie premier party though I’ll probably make a pumpkin soup.

Dumbledore’s Pensive

So I dreamed this up and put my sister on it. I think she did an insanely good job!

  • 1 pack blue jello divided (we used an 8 serving)
  • whipped topping like cool whip
  • Make up 2/3 of the pack of jello according to the directions (of course use only 2/3 of the water ) and let that set.
  •  Mix the remaining 1/3 pack jello mix with hot water add some ice cubes and cool whip. Put into a pastry bag with a tip. (we used the 8 serving pack so 1/3 of that with 1/3 C hot water a few ice cubes and 1 C cool whip)
  • You’ll need two people for this step. Cut a swirl into the jello have one person  open the cut with two spoons and have the other person pipe the creamy mixture into the set jello. And then chill   

Padfoot Paws (Beef Empanadas)

I used this recipe for empanadas. I thought it needed way more seasoning, it was kind of bland. I baked it so obviously I’m sure they’d be tastier fried. I may or may not make them again I thought it had lots of potential but I wish I had tasted the filling before stuffing them and added more salt and other spices since the wrap part wasn’t salty at all, maybe I’d add salt there too.

Snitch Cake

Heidi brought this. If you don’t remember Mrs. Weasley made Harry a fabulous Snitch cake in the the last book. So cute isn’t it!

I’ll be having many more Potter parties to come the next will be this November for the next movie so if you have any other food or party ideas that would fit the theme I’d love to hear it.


  1. NEXT TIME I’m going to buy one of those spherical cake pans and make a REAL snitch cake! :D

  2. This is so cool! What a wonderful party!if you won’t mind I’d love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post and it’s all set, Thanks!

  3. Wow this looks awesome!! Well done you, I love how many references from the books and movies you actually used :)

  4. So cute!
    My 2 girls are huge HP fans and I have to admit, I do enjoy watching the shows over and over.
    They would love your party!

  5. Aww Marissa, THANK SO MUCH girl for linking up to my new party. I am so excited to see people participating, and not leave me hanging, lol.

    We are in Orlando right now on vacation, and I so would have loved to go to the new Harry Potter at Universal, BUT I don’t think we are going to make it this time, erghh, :(

    Anyway girl , your party turned out fantastic. Like seriously. One of my favorite parts of seeing party foods, is the way everyone labels, and names the food. A bowl of guacamole can become so many things with the change of the label, he he.

    Your chicken satay looks amazing, and those empanadas, YUMMY.

    Thanks again for sharing girl. I REALLY SUPER DUPER appreciate your support.

    Hugs, Bella ULTIMATE PARTY PLANNING Link Party.

  6. Matthew says:

    The beef empanadas are just meat pies…their Cajun so yes, they should have a good bit of seasoning and your supposed to fry them. Their really good. :) You might find a better recipe on Cajun food websites, but like I said, their REALLY good.

  7. Butterbeer……..use cream soda and doctor it up with a splash of creamer or half &half?

  8. In two weeks, I’ll be in Hogwarts with my kids, and may possibly be more excited than they are! I think that’s why I absolutely love your party theme, and will definitely be trying out the zucchini recipe.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    You can find the Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans on Amazon for a few bucks a package. I had them for my last HP party. (having another one in July) They went over pretty well. (I loved the grass flavor, don’t really know how to describe it, but it was “fresh” without a minty overtone. I also found chocolate molds in frog shapes to make chocolate frogs. My other food contributions were golden snitch candies (chocolate and peanut butter ‘buckeyes’ covered in yellow chocolate) and Polyjuice Potion (mixed four packet of kool aid- all different flavors, but one was lemonade, into a normal sized 2 quarts of water. No sugar added. Supplied the “bits of people to change into” {cotton candy was Dumbledore, red sugar was a weasley, appropriately colored m&ms were the house colors – so that someone could be a random hufflepuff for example, etc.) Went over REALLY well.Also did a trivia contest with the houses pitted against each other. I had made a small clay goblet out of polymer clay. I then painted it goldand divided the cup part into four sections where I painted the houses on them (literally “S” in green, “R” in blue, “H” in black, and “G” in red) The house that won the most points in trivia got to decide to have bragging rights or keep the cup..

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