​Hogwarts Halloween “House” Party: Gryffindor

At Book Scents, we know how much each of you take pride in your Hogwarts houses!! Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, and Slytherins all have their own unique interests, colors, and tastes in games! With Halloween just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to create a blog series of party ideas for each Hogwarts House! Whether you’re a Hufflepuff or a Gryffindor, we’ve got party ideas for YOU and some tips on how to decorate your homes for this special holiday celebration!

Wait! Stop right there! Not sure what Hogwarts House you’re in?

Find out with The Official Pottermore Sorting Hat Quiz or get sorted with our Sorted candle tin! Our Sorted candle is a fun way to find out where you belong in one hour as…beneath the scent of jelly beans has been concealed a home…a house, soon to be revealed!

Go on…get Sorted! And once you’ve been Sorted, we’ll still be here waiting for you with Gryffindor party ideas!


Let’s start with games:

We all know that Gryffindors are the adventurous ones, who aren’t afraid to take risks and do what needs to be done. They are competitive by nature— we all saw Harry’s performance in that iconic Quidditch match—, love to eat, and have goofy senses of humor!

Contests and gag gifts are the perfect way to celebrate being a Gryffindor or having a buddy in that house! There are a number of Harry Potter board games, but you can also design your own…like the Dobby sock toss to free him, indoor Quidditch (with DIY Butter Beer!), and a Harry Potter scavenger hunt.


Potter-fy your Home!

The design possibilities are endless to rep your favorite Hogwarts house! Below are a few decorative items you can add to your home to make your party magical:

  • Hogwarts house flags for your walls
  • Colored tablecloths (with flags lain on them)
  • Owls—the more the merrier
  • Printed house plates, cups, and napkins
  • Fancy candle-holders for your banquet-style dinner table
  • Other fun accessories like owl cages, golden snippets…now’s your chance to be creative and add flair!
  • Party gifts*: Harry Potter glasses (found at Target), Hogwarts house ties, house socks, magic wands, and house pins!

And last but not least…let’s not forget that you have to have your home smelling good, too! Decorate with our Brave Adventures candle and show off your house!!

Brave Adventures: You can't be a Gryffindor without a few Brave Adventures! Get a scented candle that will help you share your favorite house! A brave adventure can't begin without an excellent breakfast. Imagine warm cinnamon buns, crispy bacon and a cup of orange juice...all in a candle! This fragrance will knock your red and yellow socks off!

We hope this helps to get your creative juices going and you'll be ready to have your own Hogwarts Halloween "House" Party!


*Woah there, Gryffindor! We know you love to party with your friends - but at the time of this blog post there's a pandemic going on. We want you to have fun, but let's try to be safe - I know, I know...you're a Gryffindor - adventure is in your nature! Follow the rules in your area or turn this party into one that's online.