Seven Reasons We Should All Want to Be Hufflepuffs, as Told by Puffs

For too long, the House of Hufflepuff has been downplayed and mocked by members of other Houses. Luckily, we now have a play that shows just why this great House deserves more recognition. No, it’s not Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It’s Puffs: Or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic! Here are a few reasons why Puffs celebrates Helga’s fantastic House:



LEANNE: Guys. Guess what? WE’RE ALL WIZARDS.

It may seem obvious, but only a Hufflepuff would point out the obvious: >Being a wizard is SO COOL. And if you’ve been Sorted into Hufflepuff, it goes without saying (though you may want to, just to hear the words): You’re a wizard!


2. Proximity to the Kitchens

CEDRIC: You know what the best part of being a Puff is, besides being so close to the kitchens?

Yep, that’s right: The Hufflepuff dormitories are located in one of the best parts of the castle for anyone who might need some sustenance outside of three feasts a day. Proximity to the kitchens means snacks and therefore, the best common room parties!


3. Even When We Fail, We Still Get Back Up Again

CEDRIC: You fail. A lot. You fail and fail. You fail over here. You fail over there. But failure, Wayne, is just another form of practice. As long as you never stop trying. So… try again.

With House traits of hard work and perseverance, it’s no wonder Puffs are not afraid to try, fail, and try again. After all, it’s not how many times you fall; it’s how many times you get up that matters.


4. The Best Hugs!

LEANNE: It’s okay, right? Puff hug?!

MEGAN JONES: Fine. Puff Hug.


THE PUFFS surround MEGAN in a hug.

There are no less than 20 hugs in Puffs, and that seems just about right. Sometimes, you just need to know that someone is there and cares. And the person most likely to reach out and give you a hug that says just that? A Puff.


5. We Had Cedric

CEDRIC walks off cooly as his cool music plays.

PUFFS: Cedric Cedric Cedric!

WAYNE HOPKINS: OhMyGosh. It’s our turn in the limelight. This year is all about the Puffs! And no one can take it from us!

Yes, it’s true. Cedric Diggory: brilliant Seeker, overall cool dude, Triwizard champion, and yes, that’s right, Hufflepuff. The one authentic Hogwarts Triwizard champion was a proud member of Hufflepuff House. And when we see the story from the Puffs perspective, we see just how important Cedric was (you’re going to need the tissues for what we all know is coming).


6. Emergency Puff Formation #4!

CEDRIC: Everyone! Quick. Emergency Puff formation #4!
PUFFS: We are not a threat. Please, be our friend?

Look, we’re not Gryffindors; if there’s no reason to fight, why would we waste that energy? Instead, Hufflepuffs are always prepared to find the diplomatic, peaceful solution first. So if someone is threatening, it’s always worth asking for friendship instead of creating a foe!


7. When It Comes Down to It, We Will Fight for What We Believe

LEANNE:  So sure. It would be easy to leave. But wouldn’t it be wrong? We should do what’s right. Like Cedric. I’m a Puff and I’m staying because if we don’t fight now we may never find out how that hat talks!
WAYNE: We won’t die for Harry. We’ll die for each other. I’m a Puff. I’m staying.


The Hufflepuffs were some of the first to stand up and defend Hogwarts. They were some of the first to join Dumbledore’s Army and fight for justice. We may not be as well known combatively as other Houses, but we are always willing to do our part for the people and places we love and are loyal to.


And of course, the list goes on and on. So never be ashamed of being a Puff! And if someone you know tries to put your House down, get them tickets to see Puffs: Or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic, and you’ll easily change their mind!

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'Press Release
The hit off-Broadway show already enjoyed by over 20,000 people just got a little bit more off-Broadway-er. Puffs transfers to a new production at New World Stages this summer.

For seven years a certain boy wizard went to Wizard School. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A play for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. “An alternative narrative for the underdog” (Wall Street Journal).

Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic is a Potter-inspired comedy for anyone who has ever felt like a secondary character in someone else’s story. The play that “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” (Nerdist) gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three new heroes just trying to make it through magic school. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal rejects with a thing for badgers "who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life). Their “hilariously heartfelt!” (Metro) and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and re-imagines what a boy wizard hero can be.

“Buy a ticket immediately. I can promise you won’t regret it.” -MuggleNet

*As a special treat for parents and families, all matinee performances are appropriate for young wizards from ages 8 and up.*

Alison Siggard

Alison is a Gryffinpuff and probably what Hermione Granger would be like in real life, from bossiness to reliance on books to bushy brown hair. She is a teacher, writer, traveler, and a lover of all kinds of stories and storytelling. She is MuggleNet's staff coordinator and a host on Alohomora!