Friday, July 22, 2011

Harry Potter!! (no spoilers)

A group of 8 of us got together July 14th to have a HARRY POTTER night!!

We started about 6pm with a viewing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, while drinking Butterbeer (non-beer/non-alcoholic drink recipe we found online) and eating pizza.

At 10:15pm, we headed to the movie theater for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, timing our arrival with the 10:30pm opening of the doors for the midnight showing. We had VIP tickets, with assigned seating, so no need to arrive hours early to stand in long lines! WOO HOO!!! We walked past hundreds of other people standing in line (who WEREN'T lucky enough to have VIP tickets with assigned seating) and got our Special Edition Harry Potter 3D glasses and checked on our seats. Then we headed over to a nearby restaurant to have a drink and toast to a fun evening. We only had ten minutes before the restaurant was set to close, so my friend Stephanie and I shared a drink:

We had a good laugh later on when we looked more closely at the picture and it looks like we're holding hands or something. Hahahaha!

After we all slurped up our drinks, we headed back to our seats to wait for the start of HP7 pt 2, and modeled our lovely HP 3D glasses

For what it's worth, I did really like the movie, but it will take me a few more viewings before I can really separate it from the book and enjoy it for itself. I always get hung up on all the changes they make, and it's hard to appreciate the movie for itself until I've seen it a few times. LOL

I'm very sad that Harry Potter is over. No more books to look forward to; no more movies... The first movie came out 10 years ago, and I'd already been reading the books prior to that point. What will I do with myself?? (*grin*)


Kaci said...

I pray she writes another series! I'm even thinking of using her name for a middle name for my upcoming bundle. LOL! No really, I'm serious.

Betsy said...

I totally hear you! I was too broke after the move to see it yet :( PAYDAY is the 5th though. =)