Look, we know this Harry Potter Night has gotten out of control. It’s like we’re this happy little trio that comes together to set the next date, then we narrow our eyes and look at each other shiftily (more-so Laurenda because she’s full Slytherin), sizing each other up, asking ourselves “what’s up their sleeve for treats and how can I top it? Oh heck, who am I kidding, how can I OBLIVIATE it?!” Yep, we got a bad case of #HarryPotterProblems here.
So for the sixth installment of HPN, Laurenda Lovegood aloofly hosted us and instructed us to bring an assortment of perfect potions and provisions or she wouldn’t give us the password to enter her Mad Manor.
Challenge accepted! We whipped up so many elf-approved treats that we could hardly make a dent in any of it. Except the Gilly Water, we drank that dank swamp drank dry! (I dare you to try and utter that 10 times in a row. It will actually give you webbed feet! Fact.) And Lindsay gets “10 points to Gryffindoooor!!!” for creating those cucumber swirly accordion things! That girl is a crafty witch.
Our helluva deathly spread ended up being full of enough magical creature dishes to make even the likes of dragon-loving Hagrid proud. Laurenda brought out Aragog the Acromantula in cheese ball form. That big ol’ tarantula with a super salty attitude kept a tight watch over his colony of babies, otherwise known as salty crisps. She also found a bunch of finger bones of a half-giant for us to dip and then gnaw on.
Lindsay thought bringing neon green Troll bogeys would be a good idea. What was she thinking?! Trolls are the worst! But surprisingly, they were icky-sticky, yet delectably delightful. The perfect snack for those who have refined taste buds AND like to add a little bit of disgusting to their palate.
I strayed from the beast theme and brought some frosty “Ales of Beedle the Bard” and a pile of Deathly Nachos. Since we were watching Part 1 of the last movie, it seemed only right to make a few treats that featured the epic story within the story. Shoutout to frightening children’s fables! They’ve been bringing the nightmare smackdown for centuries.
Now we have only one more night to go for our little Harry Potter movie group. I’m thinking there might be a few tears shed as we raise our wands high one final time while silently uttering something a wise house elf once said: “Such a beautiful place to be with friends. We is happy to be with our friends, Harry Potter.”
It’s too sad to even think about! We might have to continue this movie group thing. I’m not sure there’s anything out there that will compare though. Spielberg series? Star wars? Do you have any ideas?
Read our past Harry Potter Nights.