Our site has loads of free printables for use at a Wizard or Magician themed Birthday Party, including greeting cards, treat bags, doorknob hangers, coloring pages and crafts. Many of these are needed for every party and many of the others make great treat bag additions or even gifts for the birthday boy or girl. Check out our Medieval and Fantasy Section for all of these and more.
But we all know there's more to a party than things you print out! Here are some ideas to fill in the gaps:
Click here for some ideas for simple Magic Tricks you can teach the children at the party
- Make a BINGO game using pictures, signs or words from the series.
One viewer suggests:
- Games might include things like creating their own bunny for the hat using paper cups or balloons,
- give pairs of kids a trick to learn, show, then teach to the others,
- try to see how many small words they can make using the word "MAGICIAN",
- follow the ball under the hat (put a ball under one of three top hats, move them around a bunch and have the kids tell where it is).
One viewer suggests:
- Pink and Purple streamers and balloons would work well with the princess theme.
- You could also make (non-drinkable) magic birthday potion/poison (do you want to be the evil stepmother? Or ask a friend to do this?) by taking fairy dust (baking powder), dragon tears (vinegar) and ‘moat’ water – when mixed this foams and bubbles up!!
- For decorations use playing cards, top hats, bunnies, metal rings, intense mysterious eyes.
- Stencil top hats onto paper plates and cups, then cover with plastic page protectors that have sticky on one side.
- Also making top hats (or you may find ready made at the craft store) would make very good treat holders.
- Lots of shiny, glittery shapes like stars, moons, suns.
- MAKE CAPES FOR EACH CHILD AND USED GLITTER FABRIC GLUE TO WRITE THE CHILD'S NAME AND "THE GREAT" ON THE BACK OF THE CAPE (see simple no-sew cape directions).
- MAKE OR BUY MAGIC WANDS FOR THEM (see simple magic wand directions).
- My son thought your Wizard craft looked like Dumbledore and couldn't wait to make him as a center piece for the table
The purchase of one appropriately shaped cookie cutter can go a long way!
- I made star shaped Peanut Butter & Jelly (make sure the guests aren't allergic!), egg salad, & bologna/cheese sandwiches, star shaped cookies with yellow and white frosting, star shaped yellow Jell-O jigglers (make a big cookie sheet of jello jiggler and cut out once set).
- The children can decorate their cookies with icing and sprinkles as a food activity.
- Glue small images (from coloring pages or clipart) onto toothpicks. Let dry. Stick in the top of cupcakes for an instant theme party treat!