In our house we are Harry Potter fanatics. Whenever it’s a rainy day you can be sure that we go into Harry Potter marathon mode complete with capes and Dumbledore attire.
Today being disgustingly wet was no exception.
So out of the dressing up box came the capes and on went Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone.
As Harry Potter fans we often discuss our favourite film but today I thought I’d shake it up a bit and instead we had a deep discussion about what every potter fan should do.
The Harry Potter Film Marathon
I was really lucky, when the boys were younger they watched the films but weren’t as obsessed as they are now that they’re older. This meant that I never really sat and watched the films properly until they were all out. This gave me plenty of time to read all the books before watching any of the films. Once I’d read them all so commenced number one in this list.
Host a Harry Potter Themed Event
We haven’t done this yet but it’s scheduled for later this year as our Halloween party. Make sure you check back for all my tutorials and general overview of how everything went. you can also check out my PINTEREST BOARD named Halloween Craft and Crochet for all my party ideas.
For me this is and always will be The Goblet of Fire. It’s when you first start to realize that there’s more to Ron and Hermione’s relationship and the games and other schools bring an added excitement to the book. It comes in equal place with The Half Blood Prince which is where I feel the books takes a bit more of a dark turn and is catered towards an older audience. For me it’s where it starts to “get real” or as real as any wizard book involving magical schools, dragons and 3 headed dogs can get.
For me book and film favourites are not the same. The film favourite goes to the last film with it’s epic fight scenes and amazing backing music you really feel the characters adventure but there’s still some great comic moments in with the drama and of course the emotional scenes with Harry’s parents.
Dress Up as a Harry Potter Character
Even if all this involves is getting out your eye liner and drawing the legendary scar and glasses on your face so, for just a moment, you can be “THE CHOSEN ONE”. Every Potter fan should have done this at least once.
Point Your Pretend Wand
Pretend wands include but are not limited to a stick, chop stick or pens
Whilst waving your wand it is encouraged for you to shout one or all of the following
This is always a topic of great debate in our house. Will it go to the unsung hero Snape? The Twins for their humour, Neville for his bravery or Dobbey for his unfaltering loyalty. For me it will always be Snape. Even right until the end you’re wondering whose side he’s really on. Then you see the depth of his love for Harry’s mum, with his matching patronus and know he was on our side all along, what a total ledge! For Darrell as you can see below its Dumbledore. This is the outfit I made him for World Book Day. It did have a beard but he’s worn it so much it’s pretty much fallen apart!
Best Harry Potter Quote
There are two for me. Ron’s mum spouting “not my daughter you bitch” to Bellatrix will always be amazing as well as Snapes famous “Always” moment.
Last but by no means least is the best scene and its a real tough call. One of my favourites is when all the teachers and parents are standing outside the school shooting protective spells, as it looks so beautiful. Another favourite is in the first Harry Potter when Harry sees Diagon Alley for the first time or the first time you see the Weasley’s house but I think the clear winner overall is when Professor Mcgonagall calls the stone sentinels to “do their duty to our school” in the final film The Deathly Hallows Part Two.
Are you a huge Harry Potter fan like we are? What are your favourites or have you done something a little bit Harry Potter mad? Share share share in the comments. It helps to know we’re not the only lunatics out there!!