Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Harry Potter Party - Food

I've shown you our Harry Potter photo booth, the party decorations, and the mandrake activity, but now it's time for one of my favorite subjects--food!  

We had a fabulous feast in the Great Hall.  Our dinner was potluck, so I sent out a sign up sheet for members of my family to pick out food they'd like to bring.  Click HERE for the sign up sheet I used.  It has typical foods that were eaten throughout the Harry Potter series.  

We had mashed potatoes, roast beef, pork chops, carrots, salad, Gillywater, Pumpkin Juice, and Butter Beer for dinner.

Pork Chops
6-8 Pork Chops (depending on the number of people attending)
Italian Dressing
Soy Sauce

Pour Italian dressing and soy sauce into a gallon-sized ziplock bag.  Put the pork chops in the bag.  Let marinate over-night.  Grill over medium heat.  

The pumpkin juice was surprisingly good.  Princess loved helping me make it.  Stirring is her favorite thing to do in the kitchen.

Pumpkin Juice
(From Recipe Party Recipes)
2 c canned pumpkin
6 c apple juice
2 c pineapple juice
1/2 c sugar
Ground cinnamon, to taste
Ground nutmeg, to taste
Ground ginger, to taste
Ground pumpkin pie spice, to taste

Pour canned pumpkin and juices into a large pitcher.  Add the sugar and stir thoroughly.  Add your spices (to taste).  Chill or serve iced.

I got the pumpkin juice label from Over the Big Moon.  Click HERE to print your own.

I've tried a couple versions of Butter Beer now, and this has been my favorite so far.  

Cold Butter Beer
Cream soda (chilled)
1-2 t butterscotch-flavored sundae syrup (per mug)
Butter Beer Foam (below)

Pour the cream soda into your mug.  Leave 1-2 inches at the top.  Stir in your sundae syrup.  Top with foam.  Sigh contentedly.  

Butter Beer Foam
1/2 c heavy whipping cream
1/4 c powdered sugar
1 t butterscotch-flavored instant pudding mix

Whisk ingredients together until soft peaks form and it resembles whipped cream.  Set aside.

The Disney Diner also had a recipe for warm butter beer that sounds heavenly.  I WILL be trying it out soon.  

Again, I got the label from Over the Big Moon.  Click HERE to print your own.  

Did I mention that dinner was brilliant?!

After the house elves had cleared away dinner, it was time for dessert at Honeydukes.  There were so many fun, tasty treats to tickle anyone's fancy.  We had apple pie a la mode, chocolates to cure any remedy, clever candies, and so much more!

Let's start with the candy.  We had Licorice Wands, Ton-Tongue Toffee (Werther's Original), Cockroach Clusters (Nestle Buncha Crunch), and Bertie Botts Every-Flavored Beans.  

The candy labels are from Over the Big Moon.  Click HERE and grab some for your party!

Look at these acid pops!  Fun huh?  Here's the recipe so you can make your own:

Acid Pops
Tootsie Roll Pops
Pop Rocks
1/4 c light corn syrup

Heat the corn syrup in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Roll the Tootsie Pops in the corn syrup, then roll them in the pop rocks.  The kids especially liked these.  

Get your candy labels from Over the Big Moon.  Click HERE.

What is a Harry Potter party without chocolate frogs?  

Here's nice look at one of the chocolate frog boxes.

When you opened it up and take the frog out, there was a laminated wizard card underneath.

On the back of the box it gave information about the wizard on your card.  I found these chocolate frog boxes on Harry Potter Paraphernalia.  To print your own click HERE.

Here is a chocolate frog.  I didn't have a chocolate frog mold, so I found some cute gummy frogs at Winco in the candy bins.  I dipped them in chocolate, set them out on parchment paper, let them cool in the refrigerator and presto! - chocolate frogs.  

My sister made a trifle.  If you like blue berries you will love this. 

Berry Trifle
1 cake mix, any flavor (we used yellow)
1 large box instant pudding, any flavor (we used vanilla)
Fresh blueberries 
Fresh strawberries
Fresh raspberries
Whipped cream

Make the cake as directed on the box.  Bake in a cookie sheet rather than a cake pan.  While it's baking, make the pudding and refrigerate.  When the cake has cooled, cut it into 1" squares.  Layer a large bowl with cake, pudding, and berries any way you would like.  Top with whipped cream.  

The fresh blueberries is what really made this trifle!

The rice pudding my brother made was delicious!  This is the best rice pudding I have ever had--hands down!

Mexican Rice Pudding
7 c water
1 c long-grain white rice
1 (4-inch) cinnamon stick
1 (12-oz) can evaporated milk
1 (14-oz) can condensed milk
1 c whole milk
3/4 c golden raisins
Ground cinnamon, for dusting

Put the water, rice, and cinnamon stick in a medium-size heavy saucepan set over medium-high heat.  Bring to a boil, uncovered, and cook until the rice is tender, about 18 minutes.  Strain out the liquid, discard the cinnamon, and reserve the rice.  Return the rice to the saucepan.  Stir in the evaporated milk, condensed milk, and whole milk.  Continue cooking over medium-high heat until the mixture comes to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and cook, uncovered, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick, about 20 minutes.  Add the raisins and stir well.  Transfer the pudding to a serving bowl.  Dust the top of the pudding with the ground cinnamon and serve.  

Now you have all the makings to have your own Harry Potter feast.  I hope you enjoy "zis' 'eavy 'ogwarts food" (Fleur Delacour).

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  1. You are my party hero! The chocolate frogs...brilliant!

  2. Can't wait to show my daughter these party ideas. She is a real fan and has a birthday coming up. Thanks for sharing this with us on foodie friday.

    1. Thanks for having me on Foodie Friday. I plan to come around more often. I love your site! I hope your daughter has a great birthday!