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How to Have a Harry Potter Christmas
Have a Harry Potter fan in the house? Why not surprise that individual by adding a Harry Potter theme to the holiday season?
It can be as subtle as adding some ornaments to the tree or you can go all out with a complete themed tree along with Christmas stockings, decorations, holiday cards, wrapping accessories, gifts and more.
With two sons who love Harry Potter, one of them being totally obsessed, I know I'll be picking up some decorations for the home this year. Let's explore together some of the great things you can do to add a Harry Potter theme to the holidays.
Hogwarts photo by Snowman Guy at Wikimedia
Harry Potter Christmas Tree
Let's start with the tree. There are numerous Harry Potter ornaments to choose from. They range from individual ornaments, to sets and collectibles. Now if you really want to go all out, consider setting up Hogwarts Express around the tree. There are even Harry Potter tree lights. So, what looks good to you?
This limited edition ornament is from Hallmark.
This Hallmark ornament is hand crafted.
How about a train around the tree?
Comes with trains, track, interior lighting and it even smokes!
Includes 10 lights.
Don't forget some ornaments.
Aren't these gorgeous? They're made from die cast metal and represent the houses of Hogwarts.
Harry Potter Poll
Would you decorate with Harry Potter decorations for the holidays?
Harry Potter Christmas Stockings
I love seeing the stockings hung up during the holidays. They bring such great anticipation of the upcoming Christmas day when Santa has come and left all sorts of goodies. Mine are hung up as part of my fireplace mantel decorating for the holidays. Whether you're the big Harry Potter fan of the family or someone else is, add to the holiday decor with a themed Christmas stocking. Here are some that are currently available.
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Harry Potter Christmas Stockings on eBay
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Here's a peak inside the famous Harry Potter School. Don't you wish you could visit there?
Hogwarts photo by Robin Widdison at Wikimedia.
Harry Potter Gift Ideas
So where does one begin? Of course there are the books and the movies, although most Harry Potter fans already have these. Otherwise, there are so many gift items to choose from. Lego puts out a great collection of Harry Potter items suitable for different age ranges. There is also a multitude of Harry Potter board and video games on the market. In this household, Scene It and Lego Harry Potter video games are a must! Let's not forget a wizard's wand.
Hoping to duplicate some of the food mentioned or seen in the Harry Potter series? Consider a Harry Potter cookbook. Looking for decorations? Perhaps a Harry Potter snow globe? You can even buy a Harry Potter music box. Of course, there are Harry Potter posters, clothing, food items and more.
If buying for kids, think about Harry Potter dolls, coloring books, stickers and toys. There is no end to what you can find for a true Harry Potter fan.
Gift photo by ausbar at morgueFile.
Lego Harry Potter
If your Harry Potter fan is also a Lego fan, there are lots of great items that would make great gifts.Our family loves the Lego video games including Lego Star Wars, Lego Batman and of course, both of the Lego Harry Potter video games. In addition, both of my sons love the Lego Harry Potter kits.
Play as one of your favorite Harry Potter characters.
Create your own Diagon Alley with this Lego kit. It's very detailed and comes with 11 minifigures including Harry, Hermione and Ron. great for both boys and girls who are Harry Potter fans.
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Harry Potter Games on eBay
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Harry Potter Owl
Owl photo by Babzy at morgueFile.
Wish you had your own owl?
Harry Potter Cookbooks
Wish you could duplicate some of the wonderful food and beverages of the world of Harry Potter? There are some great cookbooks available. Imagine relaxing at the end of the day with some butter beer and treats. Let's not forget the banquet scenes in the movies. Oh how I wish I could go to Hogwarts for just one of their dinners. Have you ever seen a spread like that before?
Best Harry Potter Character
I love Harry. I think he offers great inspiration. I also love the humor of Ron, especially when he's scared. Dobby tugs at my heart and I'm so glad he got his freedom. Hagrid is another wonderful character. I happen to love heroes, while others love villians. Do you have a favorite Harry Potter character?
Who is your favorite Harry Potter character?
Harry Potter Wrapping Paper
So, should you be or know the ultimate Harry Potter fan, be sure to use Harry Potter wrapping paper and tags.
Limited amount available. Imported from England.
Under $5.00 with 90 tags per box.
Harry Potter Golden Snitch
Golden Snitch image by Diego.goergen at Wikimedia Commons.
Harry Potter Wand Store
Although shopping on Diagon Alley would be the ultimate way to aquire a magic wand, fortunately, for us Muggles, there are alternatives. Wands are enjoyed by kids and adults alike. While kids can play with them, there are adults who like to collect them and put them up on display. I personally like the illuminating wand.
Magic wands have been around for centuries.
Which Hogwart house would you like to be in?
Harry Potter Treats
I know how much my family looks forward to the gifts and treats that Santa leaves in our stockings. Although my sons are the big Harry Potter fans of the family, I have to admit that there are many wonderful treats featured in the movies I would love to try. These are some on my wish list.
A Very Potter Musical Video
Just in case you or your favorite Harry Potter fan hasn't seen this, check out this original musical on YouTube for free.
More Harry Potter Fun
- Harry Potter Trivia Polls and Quizzes
Are you a big Harry Potter fan? How much do you really know about Harry Potter? Find out with some Harry Potter polls. Some questions may seem easy, while others may have you stumped. If nothing else, you may find some great Harry Potter trivia...