For those of you who are Harry Potter fans, it goes without saying that the last movie is just around the corner! You can watch a trailer HERE.
A lot of our students are huge HP fans, and when we came to our church they were in the middle of doing a Bible study called “The Gospel According to Harry Potter” on Wednesday nights. (The study took clips or themes from HP books/movies and then taught about the themes using Scriptures.) We took our students to see HP 7.1 last fall when it came out, and we had a great time.
Sometime between then and now, we had the idea to have a Harry Potter Week building up to the new movie this summer. Well, that time has come!
The movie actually releases next Friday, but we’ll be at camp next week. So we’re having HP week the following week. Each night, we’ll watch one of the HP movies, and have a HP inspired snack and (optional) craft. I’m super excited because:
- It’s Harry Potter
- I love cooking and doing crafts
- I love planning things
So in case you want to plan your own HP party, I thought I’d share our plans. Almost all of the ideas came from “The Unofficial Harry Potter Party Book” and “The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook.” (You can click on each title to take you to the Amazon link.)
Sunday: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- Craft: Wands
- Snack: Chocolate Frogs (I bought the molds HERE)
- Drink: Butter Beer (recipe found HERE…using #5, but I’d like to try #1 on my own)
Monday: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Craft: No-Sew House Ties
- Snack: Pumpkin Pasties
- Drink: Pumpkin Juice
Tuesday: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Craft: Galleons (possibly Knuts and Sickles too)
- Snack: Acid Pops
- Drink: ??
Wednesday: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Craft: No Mess Quills
- Snack: Dragon Eggs
- Drink: ??
Thursday: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Craft: Extendable Ears
- Snack: Treacle Tart
- Drink: Liquid Luck Potion
Friday: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Craft: Pygmy Puff
- Snack: Rock Cakes (or if I’m low on time, Cockroach Clusters found HERE)
- Drink: Pensieve Potion
Saturday: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1 at church, Part 2 at the theater)
- I’m still debating whether or not to do a craft and snack this day since we’re watching two movies…thoughts?
I’m really excited about Harry Potter Week! Any ideas we should add?
**All Crafts taken from “The Unofficial Harry Potter Party Book”
**Pumpkin Pasties, Pumpkin Juice, Treacle Tarts, and Rock Cakes taken from “The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook“; All other Recipes (other than those noted in the plans) found in “The Unofficial Harry Potter Party Book”