I knew that my Harry Potter marathon party was coming up fast, but I didn’t really have loads of time in the few days leading up to it to prepare for it.
Here are some of the things I did to make our party festive 🙂
One of the first things I thought of for this party was to get people to say the unlocking spell in order to actually gain access into the apartment. Unfortunately (though no one noticed), when I googled how to spell this spell (lawl) the first website that came up spelled it wrong. It’s actually spelled alohomora. That’s my bad. I should have looked at other websites as well. I think it was really fun though! There were a few people who didn’t want to say it, but eventually did. My husband was standing at the door with it locked waiting for them to say it so they would actually hear the click of the door unlocking. It was really fun to be able to hear them say it.
Gotta have food! If I had more time, I would have done more of the baking myself. Such as rock cakes, fudge, other things that were in Harry Potter. I also would have gotten Every Flavour Beans (including the not-so-fun-but-still-fun-at-the-same-time flavours such as vomit and dirt). A lot of the things we had were wand themed. I found pocky at the grocery store, as well as pretzel sticks, cheezies, and liquorice. I then picked characters and decided which snack represented which wizard’s (or witch’s) wand. The cappuccino flavour of Pocky was Harry’s wand, chocolate flavour was Hermione. The cheesy ones were Ron (for his gingerness), the twizzlers/sour liquorice were the twins, and the pretzels represented Salty Snape.
I also made a pot of Butterbeer in my crock pot! It was incredibly sweet, and most people liked it, but I will definitely cut the recipe in half for next time.
I could not find the link for this on the food network website, but here is the recipe I used:
1 jar of butterscotch ice cream sauce
3 Tbls real butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 liter cream soda (more or less depending on how thick you like it)
I put mine in a crock pot and let is heat up — so good.
Adult version — substitute 1 cup butterscotch schnapps for ice cream sauce
The really nice thing about this recipe that though it calls for cream soda, it did not taste like cream soda.