Potter-mania is upon us! Whether you're throwing a Harry Potter party to celebrate the final movie's July 15 release, or just want to surprise your family with homemade pumpkin pasties or treacle tarts, we've got you covered with all sorts of Harry Potter recipes from around the web. (Plus butterbeer and a few movie-inspired cocktails for grown-up fans!)
Harry Potter fansite Mugglenet.com offers several British- and movie-inspired recipes such as English muffins, toad-in-a-hole and golden snitch cake pops.
The website for The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, by Dinah Bucholz, has links to recipes for beef and Guinness stew, Hagrid's fruitcake and Christmas pudding, to name a few.
Britta.com has a complete menu for a Hogworts celebration including licorice wands, cauldron cakes and pumpkin juice. The site also includes some fun decorating and party planning tips.
LisaShea.com has a collection of Harry Potter desserts ranging from Spotted Dick to Bakewell Pudding.
For lunchbox inspiration (or just for fun), the Broward-Palm Beach New Times has a collection of amazing Harry Potter-inspired bento boxes.
For adults, the blog Castles and Cooks includes several shot recipes inspired by the movie, such as the Rubeus Hagrid and the Dark Mark. The site also has an archived recipe for butterbeer.
If you want a quick refresher on all of the foods and drinks mentioned in the books, the Harry Potter Lexicon site includes a list of everything edible, from notable food moments to Hogworts cuisine.
And just for fun, New York Magazine has a short interview with Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes on the incredible cake he created for the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.