The greatest thing has happened!
This year, Harry Potter turned 33 on July 31, and to celebrate, we held a Quidditch tournement! This was something I had planned to do for quite a while, but when it came down to it, ended up being rather more complicated than expected. I mean, have you ever made Quidditch hoops??
Many thanks to these guys: http://issuu.com/kevineng/docs/theultimatequidditchhoops for posting how to make Quidditch hoops. Note to anyone attempting it: make sure you buy piping, tubing, and joints that are the same size, as they don’t specify that in the instructions. I used 3/4 inch everything.
<– This is all the stuff you need to make the Quidditch Hoops. Altogether, it was about $100.00. Also, those cement blocks are very heavy – watch out.
Luckily, the nice people at Home Depot cut the pipes for me, so we only had to cut the tubing for the hoops ourselves. I’ll be honest, I was a little worried I’d have a disaster trying to cut the pipes on my own!
Quidditch requires six hoops. They all have to have the same diameter, and need to be three different heights. That meant a good amount of cutting.
At Hogwarts, the hoops are gold, so ours are too!
Then it was TIME TO PLAY!
We had about 35 people come out, and we had a BLAST!
It was amazing. People passing by on the street stopped to watch. I’m surprised we didn’t cause car accidents, everyone was staring!
We started out with a quick briefing, going over all the rules.
Seven players per team: 1 Keeper, 2 Beaters, and because we started the evening without a Snitch, 4 Chasers.
We would add a Snitch later. We would also end up making our teams bigger and bigger, to let everyone play at once.
Some people got VERY competitive!!
Sometimes it can be a somewhat violent game. Especially where best friends and/or siblings are involved.
That’s me. Not sure what we were talking about, but apparently it was very important!
And, finally, Our Golden Snitch:
Yeah, the wings were her idea.