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Harry Potter is one of the most popular franchises in the world of both books and movies. Although the movie series has been finished for several years and the book series for even longer, this story continues to be a favorite among its many fans while drawing in new fans all the time.
If you’re a big fan of Harry Potter, chances are you have all eight of the movies on hand already. And if you like watching these movies again and again, you may want to add a little fun to your next viewing party and try a drinking game next time instead.
Cheers to Mr. Potter!
Many Harry Potter fans—who call themselves Potterheads collectively—enjoy getting together for movie marathon parties and having snacks and drinks inspired by the films. Adding a drinking game to this experience can be an excellent way to bond with your Harry Potter fan friends and enjoy the movies in a new way, too.
In this article, we’ll show you some of the most common and popular rules for a Harry Potter movie drinking game. Some of these rules can apply across the board, while others may be specific only to certain movies where certain characters are present.
Pick your favorite rules from this list, grab some Butterbeer, and get ready to drink!
15 Rules for Harry Potter Drinking Games
Here are some of our favorite rules for a Harry Potter drinking game. Remember, though, that if you’re the party host, you can come up with some rules of your own and encourage your friends to play by your house rules instead. Use this list as some suggestions to help you get started, but don’t be afraid to throw a few of your own rules into the mix as well. You might also want to ask your friends for ideas ahead of time so you can be prepared with a unique and exciting experience when you get together for your Potterhead party.
- Take a drink when the movie focuses on Harry’s scar. This will be especially noticeable in the first movie, but it will happen throughout all the movies as well. Take two drinks if Harry talks about his scar hurting in the same scene.
- Take a drink every time Gryffindor is awarded points for something. You can increase this rule considerably by adding a drinking every time Gryffindor loses points for something, too. Chug when Gryffindor wins the House Cup at the end of the school year.
- Take a drink every time someone says Harry’s full name. Make this more intense by taking a drink every time anyone’s full name is used. Take two drinks if it’s used in a negative way or said as if it’s unpleasant to the speaker (for example, when Malfoy refers to Harry by using his full name).
- Take a drink every time someone says Harry has his mother’s eyes. Take two drinks if Harry mentions his dead parents first and then someone comments on his mother’s eyes. You can also take two drinks if someone compares Harry to his father in the same scene or talks about his wizarding skills resembling his parents’.
- Take a drink every time someone calls Voldemort “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named” or some variation. Chug if someone actually says his name.
- Take two drinks if Harry catches the Snitch during a game of Quidditch or a practice game. Chug when Harry catches the Snitch in his mouth instead of in is hand.
- Take two drinks every time Hagrid says “I shouldn’t have said that,” “I shouldn’t have told you that,” or some variation of this phrase. Take an extra drink if the movie then smash cuts to the next scene after Hagrid says this.
- Take two drinks every time someone uses one of the “unforgivable” curses in the series, such as the killing curse. Take an extra drink every time this is shown in a flashback to Harry’s parents dying. You can also change this rule to chugging instead of an extra drink—but everyone may get drunk fast!
- Chug your drink when your favorite character dies. To prevent any cheating at this rule, make sure everyone writes down their favorite character before the movie marathon begins.
- Take a drink every time someone says the word Muggle. Take two drinks if it’s said in an unpleasant tone or if the word “mudblood” is used instead.
- Take a drink every time Malfoy talks about his father. Take two drinks every time his father is shown for the first time in a film.
- Take a drink every time you see someone’s Dark Mark. Take two drinks if Voldemort is also present in the same scene.
- Have everyone write down their favorite quote from one of the movies (it doesn’t have to be exactly accurate). Then take a drink whenever someone’s favorite quote is spoken. Make it more fun with a rule that the person in question has to take two drinks if they got the quote wrong by more than just one or two words.
- Take a drink every time someone says “Expelliarmus” or “Lumos.”
- Take a drink every time someone kisses someone else.
Are you ready to host your Harry Potter party, complete with a drinking game? With a little prep work, you may be able to put together an excellent party that you and all your Potterhead friends are sure to love from the very beginning. A drinking game can be a nice way to break the ice if you’re still getting to know some of the party-goers, or it can be a good way to lift the mood later into the night and keep the party going strong, too.
What other kinds of food and activities should you gather for a party for Potterheads? You should always be sure to stock up on snacks inspired by the films and books. Luckily, many of these can be purchased commercially, such as Every-Flavor Beans (which are made by the Jelly Belly company) and chocolate frogs, among many others.
Of course, you can always go the extra mile and make some snacks yourself, too. Don’t be afraid to get creative and make some fantasy-inspired foods that you can serve along with your drinking game cocktails and drinks, too. And of course, don’t forget about that important Butterbeer, which is a staple of the Harry Potter franchise and fan community too.
Finally, remember that only adults should play this drinking game. Kids and teens may want to be involved because of the theme, but it’s very important to prevent them from being present while adults are playing a drinking game. Make sure, too, that everyone at your party feels safe and comfortable drinking so much among each other.
And last but not least, never drink and drive. Always play drinking games responsibly. As the host of your party, make sure your guests are also being responsible and will not drive after drinking, either. A little attention to safety details can go a long way toward making your party great!
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