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How to celebrate Harry Potter like a true muggle

Harry Potter fans rejoice!  Part One of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows finally premiered Nov. 19. How do you get in the Harry Potter spirit before the movie?

Rereading the seventh book is a good start to celebrating the release.  If you have the time, try rereading the whole series, but just reading the Deathly Hallows will sufficiently refresh your memory before seeing the new movie.

Enjoy a big glass of butterbeer, just like from the series!  Mugglenet.com features this easy alcohol-free recipe: one cup of cream soda, ½ cup butterscotch syrup and ½ tablespoon of butter. Microwave the butterscotch and butter together until it’s bubbly (about a minute or so).  Let it cool for 30 seconds before adding the cream soda.

Play some quidditch!  Get your friends and broomsticks together and join Drake’s quidditch organization during the weekends at Helmick Commons. If you don’t want to play, come and watch.

Get your friends and some popcorn together for a Harry Potter movie marathon. Watch as many as you can before going to the new movie.

Watch funny Harry Potter-inspired videos such as “Potter Puppet Pals” or “A Very Potter Musical” on YouTube. Come Thanksgiving, you can watch a humorous synopsis of Harry Potter on http://weeklysarcasm.blogspot.com.

And, of course, the final way to celebrate is to go see Part One of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” with your friends. Go all out and dress up as a witch or wizard to fully experience the epic film.

Wittren is a sophomore magazines/open journalism major and can be contacted at laura.wittren@drake.edu
Photo: Justin Ahle


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