Handmade Owl Invitation for a Harry Potter Party

by Tonya Staab
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In Harry Potter, owls deliver mail to the students. Make your own owl post Harry Potter invitations with these tips.

As I mentioned a few days ago, we are hosting a Halloween Harry Potter LEGO birthday party for Marisol and Flynn this coming weekend.

It’s October, they are still obsessed with LEGO. Plus, after our recent trip to Universal Studios in Florida, they came home with a love of all things Harry Potter. So, I combined all of these things to come up with their party idea. We’ve already watched 6 of the movies over the past few weeks with only Deathly Hallows (part 1 and 2) to go.

A handmade owl with an invitation to a Harry Potter birthday party.

I have a fascination with owls, so naturally, I chose them for the invitations. If you remember in Harry Potter the owls deliver mail to the students.

What you need

  • Chipboard
  • Glitter card stock
  • Paper and pencil
  • Box cutter
  • Cookie and fondant cutters (or whatever you can find around the house)
  • Crepe paper
  • Hot glue
  • Sharpie
  • Translucent vellum


The first step was to sketch an owl on a sheet of paper, cut it out, and use it as a stencil. Trace around the owl onto the chipboard and cut it out.

instructions for making an owl invitation for a Harry Potter party

It took a lot of strength (and a blister too) to cut through the chipboard with my utility knife, but it was worth it in the end.

Using a couple of different cookie and fondant cutters I was able to get the shape for the eyes. Trace around whatever you find onto the gitter card stock and cut it out.

Sketch the legs and beak on paper first and then use that as a template.

Cover most of the owl and the legs in layers of white crepe paper. I used the same method as when making a pinata for cutting the crepe paper. This gives them a feathered look.

Bend the legs into an arch and attach using hot glue. This allows the small invitation to be pushed through the holes for the owl to carry it.

Attach the eyes and beak using hot glue and then draw the claws using a black Sharpie.

How to make a Harry Potter party invitation that's delivered by owl post.

I used PicMonkey to create the wording for the invitation and then printed it on translucent vellum. Roll the invitations and place under the owl’s legs for delivery by owl post.

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Tonya Staab April 7, 2014 - 11:09 am

Hi Amanda,

The fonts are available on PicMonkey – I’m not sure though if they are a part of the free version, or the paid version.

Amanda April 7, 2014 - 10:20 am

Where did you get the font?


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