A Very Harry Holiday Season
This is a holiday season unlike any other in living memory. But we can create new activities from the familiar and have ourselves a very Harry Holiday. Here are some ways we can bring Harry Potter into the holiday season.
Knit a Weasley sweater.
It is not winter at Hogwarts without a Weasley sweater. If sweaters are beyond your expertise, knit a scarf in your House colors – or your favorite colors in a Hogwarts style.
Have a Harry Potter movie marathon.
This winter, staying inside is to avoid both being cold and exposed to COVID-19, so it’s the perfect time to have a Harry Potter movie marathon. Get extra cozy with a cup of character-inspired cocoa.
Recreate the Gryffindor common room fireplace.
If you don’t have a fireplace, sit down in your most comfortable chair and pull up a virtual fireplace. Instead of studying for a Potions final, you can snuggle up with our Unofficial Harry Potter Character Compendium and read more about all the characters in the wizarding world.
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Have an indoor skating party.
Since rinks may not be open or open to full capacity, bring the rink inside by putting wax paper under your feet and sliding around on the carpet to any of the films’ soundtracks. If you don’t have carpet, make it an “Erumpent mating dance” party instead.
Play Harry Potter-themed games.
If you need something to do during a winter storm, get the family together and play Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit or Scrabble. Anyone who gets into Potter spirit can wear mismatched socks like Dobby as they play!
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Recreate Hogwarts snow scenes.
There are several times Harry and his friends played in the snow. For extra fun, you can make a snowman with a purple head to be Quirrell/Voldemort and then recreate the time Fred and George threw snowballs at Voldemort’s face.