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ANFSCD: A Very Harry Halloween

Warning ahead of time… it gets a bit.. um.. collegey in this post.

For this Halloween my friends and I decided to go a bigger then just a simple Halloween party. We decided, why not do a Harry Potter Party, and man was it a success. We had apple cider, butter beer, trivia, movies, expelliarmis shots, and of course… Quidditch Pong.

What’s Quidditch Pong Louis? Good question, Louis. Quidditch Pong is a personal invention that mixes the timely art of beer pong, and the amazing wizard sport Quidditch.

First you have to make the hoops. I made mine with hangers and yellow duct tape. Make sure you make them various sizes!

Then you have to make some butter beer. Here was my recipe:
           7 parts Rootbeer or Cream Soda
           1 part butterscotch schnaaps
           1 part vanilla vodka (for an extra kick!)

You can find some other recipes for butter beer, including non alcoholic, here:

The rules for Quidditch Pong are much like beer pong with a few changes:

  1. Choose what team goes first with your sorting hat!

  2. If the quaffle (ping pong ball) goes through a hoop and makes it in the cup it counts as two (much like if the ball were to bounce)
  3. If the quaffle goes through a hoop the enemy team is allowed to use there bludgers (hands) to knock it out of the way.
  4. When there is one cup left, the snitch must be used. Trust me, this makes things a lot more difficult. I made my snitch by just wrapping a ball in yellow duct tape and attaching a few wings made out of paper, but you could easily use a yellow ping pong ball with glued on wings.
  5. Enjoy!!
We split the party up into houses to make the game more competitive.
We finished the tri-wizard tornament off with some Expeliarmus Shots! You can find the instructions here:

The party went awesomely. We’ll definitely be doing this next year!

Halloween Costume

So Halloween was Monday and I was a Dungeon Master (my girlfriends idea). It’s a variation of the Christmas Hat, but with stars, and button on ears. Oh, and a cool beard that connects to my glasses! All of which are coming soon in either pattern or buy able form, or both!

I’m selling these wizard hats here, but not the beards just yet (still needs to be perfected)!

So here’s a few more photos and a pattern for the little stars on the hat, because, why not?

Some photos:


Here’s a photo of the final product:
-Lion Brand Cotton/Lily Sugar’n Cream Yarn/Lion Brand Cotton-Ease Yarns (basically any 100% cotton works)
-Size US-G/4.00 mm Crochet Hook


-SL.ST = Slip Stitch
-SC = Single Crochet
-HDC = Half Double Crochet
-Ch = Chain

Rnd 1: sc 5 in 2nd ch from the hook (5) Don’t turn.
Rnd 2: in first sc, [ch 4, in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, hdc in next, in next sc] repeat 5 times. (to end)
cut and pull yarn through, sew in end.

Really easy and quick pattern.

By the way. I know I’m basically giving away one of the answers in the November Giveaway, but there’s also somewhat of a hint for another answer!

Lastly, these ears and hats are available for sale here, and I’ve got some great ideas for these ears so keep in touch by Facebook or email!