A Harry Potter (Marathon) Party

January 29, 2014


so.... yeah.  this happened.  natalie and i marathon watched the harry potter movies.  it started with the idea that we needed to re-watch all of them.  then we decided we'd do it all in one weekend.  which morphed into a party, like "we're going to make all these themed foods and drinks and invite all these people."  we quickly realized we're a tad busy lazy ok fine, we just don't like that many people.  so it went back to the idea of just me and her, watching all 19+ hours of harry potter movies in one sitting.

because adults do that.  i mean, we're adults.  and we did it.  ergo, it's a legitimate thing.  so i highly encourage you to do it as well.  the 8 movies will total you 19 hours and 40 minutes.  this does not accounting for the time it takes to change out dvds and go to the bathroom.  it's quite an endeavor to take on, and i think we would have made it if it wasn't for all that snow and tundra weather.  natalie was at my house, and it would have been very difficult for her to return to her husband if she hadn't left exactly when she did, which was after the 5th movie.  so we had to reschedule the last 3, but i'm alright with it.  it was a valiant effort for one day, and two days just means more time for jello shot house cups.

oh yes, that's what's in those martini glasses.  a cup for each house, just jello and vodka.  served alongside those butterbeer cupcakes i told you about.

(jello shot 'house cups' - berry blue, cranberry, island pinapple, and lime)

just look at them.  if that's wrong, i don't want to be right.  four martini glasses full of jello shots between two people obviously meant drinking games.  we ate a spoon of jello during the 4th movie for every time someone said 'muggle' 'voldemort' or 'tri-wizard tournament.'  10 minutes in we decided it wasn't going fast enough and changed the rules to add 'harry.'  i do not recommend this unless you're really in for the long haul.  as you may imagine, they say harry a lot.  who knew?

and that, my friends, is how you marathon watch the harry potter movies in a very non-kid friendly way.


oh yeah, hawkeye was there too.  she slept the whole time.  except when she woke up to eat our snacks.  her and i are both hufflepuffs, in case you were wondering.  that's what i'd want to be, because they have iowa's colors.  personality-wise, i'm a slytherin, but i don't look good in green.  natalie is a gryffindor.  and the discussion of which house you'd be in is absolutely an appropriate topic of conversation at any age.  it could still happen.

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37 comments

  1. Holy amazingness! I am so stealing this idea! HP = <3

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  2. I'm a hufflepuff too! And this sounds like the best way to spend almost 20 hours!

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  3. ALWAYS amazed at your awesome creations when it comes to baking & now drinks! Love love love!

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    1. Aw thank you!! I'm glad you like them!

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  4. Jeremy and I are doing this right now! We aren't doing it in one sitting, but we are doing it this week. We just finished the 1st movie. Tomorrow will be movie 2, ect. We can do more than 1 movie this weekend, which will be awesome.

    I love those beverages and cupcakes. Nom nom nom!

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  5. This looks like so much fun! I want to do this. Enjoy watching the last three movies!

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    1. You definitely should, it's really fun to watch them all in a row! The jello shot martinis definitely help too ;)

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  6. oh, I love it! and now I am craving jello!

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    1. ugh, i hate when I comment from that account;) but it's me. haha

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  7. such pretty pretty looking drinks. I think having movie marathons with a friend is totally legit btw!

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  8. i don't even want to tell you my confession about harry potter or you'll probably unfollow/disown/unlove/hate me so i'll just comment on the jello martinis: i want them. all of them. in my mouth, now. kthanksbye

    kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  9. Nineteen + hours is an impressive commitment, even spread across two days! I can barely make it through one movie. Hmmm, maybe some non-Harry fans will get on board if we tell them drinking is involved. Love it!

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  10. WHY WASN'T I INVITED! This sounds like my dream day!

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  11. Haha love this! The house colored jello thoughts are great, a Harry Potter marathon with drinking games included may be needed this weekend.

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    1. Doooo it! You'll love it, I have no doubt! It's better if you have a drinking game for every movie!

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  12. Did this with my sisters a year or so ago...so fun!! And those martini jello shots are AMAZING I definitely need to try this!

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    1. You really have no idea how long they all are until you watch them together! But it's totally worth it - even better with the jello ;)

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  13. Yes, what Kathy said. Those jello shot/drinks look awesome though!

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  14. Literally sounds like the perfect evening!!! I love a good themed cocktail!!

    and harry potter duh.

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  15. This sounds like a dream come true! I just got done reading/watching a couple months ago and I'm already fixin' (why did I just say that?) to do it again!

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  16. What a fun idea! I haven't seen the last few movies or finished the last book. I know I'm a terrible person.

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  17. Every time one of those is on the tv while flipping through channels I get sucked in....4 hours later....I love those dang movies but now you had to go and add colorful alcohol I'm totally in!

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  18. wait excuse me? why do I not live near you. this is all kinds of my idea of fun. you are cool.

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  19. I am not a Potter fan, but I'm wondering how I can do this for Dirty Dancing.

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  20. Shut your face, this sounds amazing! I just started the last book and want to watch all the movies for the first time as soon as I am done!

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  21. Haha my friend and I did this a couple of weeks ago too except we didn't make it a game, we just got drunk and managed 3 of the HP movies before we passed out ;).

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  22. i really need to get with the program, i have still never seen a harry potter movie!!

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  23. I took the Harry Potter sorting hat quiz and I was sorted into Hufflepuff, but I have to admit I answered questions with little white lies just because I knew I'd be stuck in Slytherin otherwise.

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  24. I'm totally a Ravenclaw. This sounds awesome. I need to get some of my friends together and do this!

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  25. that looks so fun!! don't hate me, but i've never seen any of the harry potter movies. maybe i need to do a jello shot fueled marathon?!

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  26. Love the drinking game idea! Maybe you should do it with ONLY using "Harry" next time. :)
    Liz
    www.liz-makes.com

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  27. love this!! amazing! i am going to do this soon. IT WILL HAPPEN

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  28. This was a GREAT day. We also realized, after watching all the movies, what Hermione must be thinking constantly in her head: "ugh, PEASANTS." She's just so much smarter than everyone. Respect.

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    1. Her face just says it all! Seriously, she should be the main character, I just love her.

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  29. This is kind-of amazing. I think I would have planned a 2 day event though. But cheers for thinking of it and going full force!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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