Raise a butterbeer
No more meeting up with Harry, Hermione, and Ron at King's Cross Station Platform 9 3/4 for an anticipation-filled ride to Hogwarts. No more trips to Diagon Alley on a cold winter's afternoon to huddle around mugs of butterbeer. No more near-death showdowns with Lord Voldemort that leave you doubting the continued dual existence of Harry and his nemesis.
On Thursday night at midnight, the Avada Kedavra curse strikes Harry Potter once and for all.
We've watched a timid little orphan with a lightning bolt-shaped scar grow into a wicked smart wizard. We waited anxiously until we could tear into J.K. Rowling's latest novel in the sorcerer series. And probably most importantly, we unabashedly lived in fantasy land again.
Despite the fact that we read (and finished) every book in the Harry Potter saga the day it came out, we'd never dream of missing the remaining big screen adaptation for all the Fizzing Whizzbees in the world.
The final visual portrayal will tie up the past decade — and that pesky little dispute between Lord Voldemort and Harry — with a gleaming Snitch of a bow.
We just wish it never had to end.
Will you be among the first to see the last Harry Potter flick on Thursday night/Friday morning?
Looking for some unique Houston ways to go about it? Well, CityCentre isn't just holding a traditional Potter party. It's trying to set the Guinness World Record for the largest number of Harry Potter fans in one place (yes, apparently they keep this record). From 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday night, there is a free bash with everything Potter you could imagine.
It all leads up to a midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 at Studio Movie Grill. One thousand people have bought tickets to the show, selling out the entire theater.
Then on Friday, the Children's Museum of Houston is holding an all-day Muggles Bash with everything from a Harry Potter look-a-like contest to butterbeer making (this version tastes a lot like butterscotch). Doors open at 10 a.m.
We can't wait for all the madness.