"There were shelves upon shelves of the most succulent-looking sweets imaginable. Creamy chunks of nougat, shimmering pink squares of coconut ice, fat, honey-colored toffees; hundreds of different kinds of chocolate in neat rows; there was a large barrel of Every Flavor Beans, and another of Fizzing Whizbees..."
excerpt from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
At the beginning of the party, each child picked up a "cauldron" from Diagon Alley which was really a black gift bag. The bag is handy since there are quite a few items to carry around at the party. I stapled a "Honeydukes Coupon," PDF file here, to each cauldron, good for one free visit to Honeydukes Candy Shoppe.
Right before departure, our guests visited Honeydukes Candy Shop to pick up a few last party goodies to take home. We didn't make a big decorated area for Honeydukes, we just set out some big bowls and trays of different candies on a table.
Honeydukes Candy at our party:
- Chocolate Frogs - homemade, complete with Wizard Card
- Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans - Jelly Bellies or jelly beans in small labeled baggies
- Drobble's Best Blowing Gum - regular pink bubble gum or gumballs
- Ton-Tongue Toffee - toffee or caramels
Some other candies mentioned in the story from Honeydukes and a corresponding Muggle option:
- Licorice Wands - Red Vines
- Jelly Slugs - any kind of gummy candy, like gummy worms
- Fizzing Whizbees - Pop Rocks
- Toothflossing Stringmints - I'm not sure floss would make a good party favor...
- Pepper Imps - Red Hots or Hot Tamales
- Ice Mice - rock candy clusters
- Sugar Quills - Feather attached to a lollipop or stick hard candy; or make these amazingly gorgeous real spun sugar quills
- Cockroach Clusters - Nestle's Crunch, or nut/chocolate clusters
- Acid Pops - Sour Charms Pops
- Peppermint Toads - see How to Make Chocolate Frogs; add mint flavoring or crushed candy cane to melted white chocolate
Next Stop: How to Make Chocolate Frogs or