I think I could spend my whole blogging life talking about Harry Potter.
If you have been living under a rock, or are in some unrelenting denial, or something even crazier, and still haven't read them yet, I am going to ask you to stop reading my post and go read the books and then come back.
I know it might take a while, and you will probably forget about this post, because J.K. Rowling is a literary genius… and I am… well…. not, but that's a risk I am willing to take.
If you have read the books, or didn't listen to my previous advice (seriously go read them first) then read along about what my AMAZING mom (if you're reading this…. love you mom!) and I did to create a Harry Potter movie night.
My fifth graders and I had just finished our Harry Potter unit, and my kids had earned a movie night for working so hard on testing. My mom and I had talked about combining the two ideas and so we went for it.
She recently went to Harry Potter World (without me….waaaahhhhh) and she was determined to make Butter Beer like she had there.
The container has cream soda with imitation butter flavoring (who knew?…. but that makes the difference). She then got cool whip, butterscotch topping, and more imitation butter flavoring and combined them and put them into squirt bottles. We then squirted the cream mixture on top of the drink and the kids loved it!
We bought lemon drops and peppermints for lemon drops and peppermint humbugs. I also made chocolate frogs with a mold I bough on Amazon. You can find it here.
I made banana bread because my students love it! I just used a banana bread recipe from food network.com and called it Bertie Bott's Banana Bread.
My mom made the Ollivander's Wands by dipping pretzel rods in white chocolate.
I made Cockroach Clusters by just making rice krispie treats. I saw some people have put pecans on their treats to make them look more like cockroaches, but…. um… pecans are expensive….
Lastly, we made Platform 9 3/4 Popcorn :).
We started the movie at 6:15pm (on a school night EEEEK) and we finished about 9:00pm. I couldn't have done it all without my mom, but the kids loved it… so it was all worth it.
You can get these Harry Potter food tag decorations by clicking here. They are now part of my Harry Potter freebies back :).
Here are some other pictures of decorations I used in my classroom for the start of the unit.
Click here to read my previous post about all I did to get my kids excited about Harry Potter.