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: http://www.yumsugar.com/Hot-Cold-Butterbeer-Recipe-380247
The rules for Quidditch Pong are much like beer pong with a few changes:
- Choose what team goes first with your sorting hat!
- 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)
- If the quaffle goes through a hoop the enemy team is allowed to use there bludgers (hands) to knock it out of the way.
- 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.
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: http://www.buzzfeed.com/michaelm70/the-official-harry-potter-shot-4cll
The party went awesomely. We'll definitely be doing this next year!