Harry Potter was born on July 31, 1980 which makes July 31, 2020 Harry’s 40th Birthday!! I know- crazy, right?! Anyway, my niece, Dublin, has been powering through The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory by Dinah Burcholz, and I got to thinking: What if we made an entire meal for Harry’s Birthday like we did for Be Our Guest? Then, Kyle and I got to thinking how much fun we had doing an entire month of princesses during the start of quarantine, that we decided to do an
ENTIRE WEEK-LONG CELEBRATION OF HARRY’S BIRTHDAY!!
So for each day, we’ll watch one of the movies, make a themed meal (complete with dessert or sweet treat!), and a coordinating cocktail! You can watch the movies along with us and make the coordinating foods + drinks, or use them as inspiration for your own Return to Hogwarts (pop culture challenge beginning September 1, 2020!)
We’ve been working really hard to perfect these recipes so you can re-create them at home and will be releasing the recipes via stories on Instagram in the morning so that you can make them to watch along with the movie if you want!
We’re making sure that the cocktails are something that actually tastes good- you won’t find any sprite in these! They will be well-balanced and not just match the color of the theme, but will also have elements that evoke the meaning of the cocktail name. For example, the “Gryffindor” is made with bourbon, bold & heart warming!
We’re making a cocktail unique to each movie, and will also have a few movies with multiple- like how could we develop a cocktail for Gryffindor and not for the other houses?
The food items will be a combination of items inspired by the parks, the movies & books (I re-listened to them all recently), and the Unofficial Cookbook, and creative ideas that we came up with that just reminded us of the movies! (Any guesses what we’re making for Chamber of Secrets? ha-ha)
Sometimes we’ll be sharing fun activities that you can do along with the movies- for example, coloring along with the colorful characters in Fantastic Beasts is always a good idea!
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We’ll be discussing various topics with each movie too- starting with Hogwarts Houses for Sorcerer’s Stone! If you want to learn a little bit about me-check out my latest intro post!
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Hi 👋!! I’m Katy, it’s been a while since I introduced myself and there are a lot of new faces on my feed – so I thought I’d share a bit about myself. 💭 Tell me something about you in the comments 🤗 ✨ I probably know more about Harry Potter than most people you’ve met… I’m not bragging, I’m just that much of a nerd 🤓. As a kid, I collected every snipping from every teenybopper magazine about the books and movies, kept journals analyzing the books & noting inconsistencies, and attended every book + movie midnight premier and visited The Wizarding World at @universalorlando a week after it opened!! 🐍 I participated in the beta testing of Pottermore and have been a proud Slytherin for almost a decade! ✨ I took my first trip to Disney World when I was 7 and since then have spent more than 100 days in the parks. Not nearly as many as some, but more than enough to form my obsession. 💕 I am an avid pin collector, as a kid I loved the villains, I have a major affinity for the sidekicks, my all time favorite character is Stitch & some of my other favs are: 👸Merida 🧚🏼♀️ Rosetta 🦸Iron Man & Captain America 🎢 Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, even though Magic Kingdom’s my fav, but Hogwarts will always be the best castle!! ✨ I’m a lawyer- specifically a federal criminal defense attorney at a private firm based out of atlanta, but we practice all over the country & that’s how I started this page: “Sometimes I travel for work, but sometimes? Sometimes I Vacay 😍”! ✨ I started a LIKEtoKNOW.it account, the proceeds from which I’m using to do some pro bono work! If you click on any of my links where I might get a commission, this is what I’ll be using the funds for! ✨ I’m engaged 💍! Kyle and I met in undergrad at Georgia-Tech and exactly 6 years later while visiting Hawaii, he proposed 😍. We’ve had to push our wedding twice because of COVID-19 🤦🏼♀️- we’re now hoping for late May 2021 🤞🏻 ✨ Shop this look & these books ➡️http://liketk.it/2SgAC #liketkit @liketoknow.it ✨ #sometimesivacay #sometimesimawizard #returntohogwarts2020
- Monday, July 27 ➝ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, we’ll be making Pumpkin Juice, House Cocktails, Mince Meat Pies, & Harry’s Birthday Cake!
- Tuesday, July 28 ➝ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, we’ll be making “Slytherin’s Chamber of Secrets”- a sausage dish
- Wednesday, July 29 ➝ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, we’ll be making Florian Fortiscue’s Ice Cream
- Thursday, July 30 ➝ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we’ll be making bouillabaisse, a butterbeer float, and the Goblet of Fire cocktail
- Friday, July 31 ➝ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix we’ll be making “Cruciatus Curse Chicken”
- Saturday, August 1 ➝ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince we’ll be making the Slug Club’s Christmas Feast & potent potions
- Sunday, August 2 ➝ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2 we’ll be making “Kreacher’s Komforts” & Deathly Hallows & Horcrux cocktails
- *plus lots more that you’ll have to check back in to see!
So, will you be joining us? Let me know in the comments below!!