When it comes to quarantining or needing to spend lots of time at home, then there are numerous creative outlets for creating a fun and interesting evening. One of those outlets is
Harry Potter allows us to go into a time and space of magic and intrigue. The popularity of the Harry Potter movies and books brings about a sense of curiosity and wonderment of another world. When we are all stuck at home, that wonderment of magic, riding on brooms, and having a magic wand brings a sense of life to our imaginations.
How to Create the Harry Potter Experience
With the magic of going online and finding whatever we desire, then the cupboard under the stairs is right at our disposal. We can recreate the home of the Dursley’s in our very own living room and wait for the train at Hogwarts. Listed here are several ways to create this magical experience at home:
For your first big Harry Potter inspired move, you need to throw on your sorting hat. Putting on this magical hat can be recreated in several different ways. You can make your own sorting hats or you can deem any old hat around the house a sorting hat. You’ll want to put it on in order to divvy up your household into each of the four houses. You can also create your own, visit the site here for more info on creating your own house. These houses are Ravenclaw, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Gryffindor. You can also do this by each person choosing a different color or a room of the house that is ‘their house’.
Read the Books
Another fantastic way to recreate Harry Potter right in your home is to read all of the books. There are many ways to do this. You can have a book party where everyone reads and then discusses the same book together, or you can also have a reading party. A reading party involves each person taking turns reading the books out loud or one person reading to the whole group. There are also audiobooks for Harry Potter and listening to them together can create a whirlwind of fun and adventure.
Watch the Movies
When the whole family gets together or anyone else from your quarantine pod, then you can have a few nights of movie marathons. This involves renting or streaming all of the movies from the comforts of your own home. You can turn each section of your living room into different houses, brew some magic tea, and sit back and watch the magic happen. If you are alone, then you can also have movie marathons through apps such as Zoom in order to feel as though your friends are all around you during these magical times.
You’ll also want to get creative with your snacks and drinks in order to really create the experience that you are after with the Harry Potter experience. There is even an (unofficial) Harry Potter cookbook that designates certain treats for all aspects of the Harry Potter experience. If there was a food or snack mentioned in any of the books, then you can recreate it during your watch party or your reading party.
Make a Play
After you have exhausted all of your watching, reading, listening options in regards to the Harry Potter books and movies, then you can go a step further and create a Harry Potter play. This can be as involved and fun as you want to make it! You can act out your favorite scenes or you can act out the entire first book or movie. There are actually five Harry Potter plays that exist and you can create your own. If you aren’t feeling as creative, then you can watch each of the five plays as well.
Listen to Harry Potter Wrock Music
If you haven’t heard of Wrock Music and are a Harry Potter fan, then you need to get on board. This is actually an entire section of music that was created for the sole purpose of finding and making songs about Harry Potter. Wrock bands have a huge cult following by all of the millions of Harry Potter fans around the world.
You can recreate the train station in your own living room and magically find yourself at Hogwarts! Just kidding. But you can take wizard classes online and learn more about magic, which is the closest that you can get to actually going to Hogwarts.
As you can see, with effort and broad imagination, you and your friends can enjoy the numerous ways to create and experience Harry Potter in your own home. Happy watching and reading!