Dear Mr. Potter,
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment.
Term begins on September 1. We await your owl by no later than July 31.
Minerva McGonagallHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
This was the famous letter that started it all. This letter, this note, started all of us on our journey with Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville, Ginny, Luna, and all the others through Hogwarts and beyond. This was when we entered the unknown wizarding world with Harry Potter.
This was what made me fall in love with reading again. Funny story: I was actually against reading the books because I didn’t enjoy reading. When my mom was teaching fourth grade and I was in seventh, I would volunteer in her classroom. One of the boys kept telling me to read Harry Potter, but I didn’t. Then, when I stayed with my cousins, they had just gotten the Sorcerer’s Stone movie and we watched it. I was hooked. I immediately went to the school library to get the books, and the rest was history.
To say I love Harry Potter is an understatement. Half of my shirts are Harry Potter. I listen to the soundtracks almost daily. My oldest son came home from the hospital to the Gryffindor Common Room and now that’s my youngest son’s room theme after we moved. I host a monthly Harry Potter Club. I’ve read the books and watched the movies so many times I’ve lost count. I made my own wand. #hpnerd
When we started our monthly Harry Potter Club, I wanted to make foods and drinks that would go with the movies. I tried to go with the movie we were currently on, but that got too difficult at times.
Then, I decided since I have so many recipes, that July would be Harry Potter month in honor of Harry’s and J.K. Rowling’s birthday, and the month that the last two books released. July is the month that everything started for Harry, and the month always makes me think of Harry Potter.
Throughout this month, I’ve posted 17 recipes inspired by Harry Potter:
I’ve also found many other recipes from other fellow food bloggers who have made some inspiring Harry Potter recipes. Some of these are similar to the recipes that I’ve created, and many are very different. A few of these recipes have also inspired me with new ideas for other recipes to make for Harry Potter Club, and I can’t wait to try them out.