May 2nd: Unlocking the Magic of Harry Potter Day with These 5 Spellbinding Ideas
Greetings fellow Potterheads! Are you ready to don your wizarding robes and enter the magical world of Harry Potter? Well, today is the day to do just that! May 2nd marks the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, and what better way to celebrate than by unlocking the magic of Harry Potter?
Whether you're a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin, there's something for everyone on this spellbinding day. In this blog, we'll be sharing five enchanting ideas to help you celebrate International Harry Potter Day in true wizarding style. So, grab your wand and let's delve into the world of Harry Potter!
Find Your Magical Home: Celebrate Harry Potter Day with a Sorting Quiz!
As true Hogwarts students, we all know how important it's to be sorted into our rightful house. Whether it's Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin, each house has its unique qualities and values that define us as wizards and witches.
The first thing you need to do is find a sorting quiz. There are many options available online, but we recommend the official quiz on the Wizarding World website. This quiz was created by J.K. Rowling herself, so you can be sure that the results are accurate and true to the Hogwarts houses.
Once you've found the quiz, take a deep breath and answer the questions honestly. Don't try to answer in a way that makes you think will get you into a particular house - let the sorting hat do its job! The quiz is designed to measure your personality traits and values and match them to the corresponding house.
Magical Games to Celebrate Harry Potter Day
If you're looking for a fun and magical way to celebrate Harry Potter Day, why not host some Harry Potter-themed games? Get your fellow wizarding friends together for an afternoon or evening of enchanting activities and celebrate the wizarding world like never before.
First up, why not host a muggle version of quidditch? Don't worry – you won't need to fly on broomsticks for this one. All you need is a large open space, some hoops, and a few dodgeballs. Split into teams, and try to score as many points as possible by throwing the balls through the hoops. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins!
You can learn how to play the game here.
Next, let's test your knowledge with a Harry Potter trivia night. Gather your fellow Potterheads and see who knows the most about the wizarding world. You can even create different categories, such as spells, potions, characters, and locations. Don't forget to include some tricky questions to keep things interesting!
Now how well do you know your fellow potterhead’s preferences? Why not play a round of Harry Potter Would-You Rather? This game is simple – just present two scenarios and ask your friends which they would rather choose. For example, would you rather spend a day at Hogwarts or a day at Hogsmeade? Would you rather have a pet owl or a pet cat? The possibilities are endless!
And finally, for those who love a good strategy game, try playing wizard's chess. This game requires careful planning and quick thinking. Each piece represents a different character or creature from the wizarding world, and you must use them to outsmart your opponent. Don't forget to shout "checkmate!" when you win!
You can get your very own set of wizard’s chess here.
Time for a Movie Marathon!
What better way to celebrate World Harry Potter Day than by indulging in a magical marathon of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies? Get your wizarding robes on, grab your favourite snacks, and settle in for a day (or two) of enchanting cinema.
Start from the beginning with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and work your way through the entire series. Relive your favourite moments from the Hogwarts Express to the Battle of Hogwarts and everything in between. It's the perfect way to immerse yourself in the wizarding world and feel like a part of the story.
And don't forget about the Fantastic Beasts movies! These films take us on a journey back in time to explore the wizarding world before Harry Potter. From Newt Scamander's adventures in New York City to the darker depths of Grindelwald's rise to power, there's plenty to keep you on the edge of your seat.
And if you're feeling particularly adventurous, you can even host a Harry Potter-themed movie marathon party! Invite your fellow Potterheads over, decorate your space like Hogwarts, and enjoy the films together. It's a great way to share your love for the wizarding world with others and create some unforgettable memories.
Revisit Hogwarts: Magical Book Reading!
What better way to celebrate Harry Potter Day than by revisiting the magical world of Hogwarts? Whether you're a long-time fan or new to the series, rereading the books is a great way to immerse yourself in the wizarding world once again.
But why stop there? Why not introduce the Harry Potter books to younger loved ones as well? Sharing the magic of Harry Potter with the next generation can be a truly special experience. It's a chance to pass on the love and excitement you felt when you first discovered the series. Plus, you get to relive the story through their eyes and see the wonder and amazement on their faces.
Whether you're reading the Harry Potter books for the first time or the tenth, there's always something new to discover in the pages of Harry Potter. You might pick up on subtle details you missed before, or find a deeper appreciation for certain characters and plot points. And if you're introducing the books to younger loved ones, you get to watch them fall in love with the wizarding world just like you did.
Enchant Your Harry Potter Day with Magical Collectibles!
With Harry Potter Day just around the corner, there's no better time to indulge in some magical collectibles. From wands to sweets to clothing and more, there are plenty of options to choose from.
First up, wands! Every witch and wizard needs a wand, and there is a wide range of choices. Whether you prefer a replica of Harry's wand or a personalised wand, you'll find it at House of Spells. You can also find wands for all your favourite characters, including Hermione, Ron and Dumbledore.
If it's sweets and potions you're after, House of Spells has a great selection of Harry Potter inspired treats. From Unicorn poo lumps to Chocolate Frogs, you can indulge in delicacies from the wizarding world. You'll also find replica potion bottles and other magical items to decorate your room with.
If you want to add some Wizarding World flair to your everyday life, House of Spells has a wide selection of drinkware, bags, robes and other Harry Potter clothing, jewellery, keychains, magnets, soft toys, stationery and other collectibles. You can even find movie replicas to bring the magic of the movies into your home.
And the best part? You can find all these fantastic Harry Potter collectibles and much more at House of Spells at a great price. Celebrate Harry Potter Day in style by expanding your collection or starting a new one. And don't forget the Fantastic Beasts collectibles!
There are endless ways to celebrate Harry Potter Day and bring the magic to life. Whether you're hosting a trivia night, binging the movies, shopping for collectibles, or revisiting the books, it's a chance to indulge in the enchanting world of Hogwarts and embrace your inner witch or wizard. So grab your wand, put on your robes, and let the magic of Harry Potter Day transport you to a world of wonder and imagination!