Saturday, 16 November 2013

Welcome to The Leaky Cauldron

The night we've all been waiting for has arrived.
Harry Potter Pub Night.
I know what you're thinking - why have I never been to such an awesomely themed night?  That's exactly what I was wondering too. Jare, Jas, Caroline, Kyla and I donned our best Ravenclaw outfits and headed to The Thirsty Moose Pub.

***Correction: The Leaky Cauldron.

The Moose had magically transformed itself into the famed Leaky Cauldron/Great Hall, complete with house tables, floating candles, banners and themed drinks! 

Clearly, we had to sample all of the themed drinks that were offered - you can't pass up something like that! We started off with Butterbeer (butterscotch schnapps, whipped cream flavoured vodka, cream soda)...

 ...and continued on to the Dementor's Kiss (eggnog, rum, cinnamon?) and Amortentia (sourpuss and grenadine).

We were pretty disappointed to find out they didn't have any Polyjuice Potion.

So we conjured up some of our own (basically just a strawberry mojito minus the mint - which the pub had run out of for some strange reason). 

 After a couple hours of good drinks and food the games began.  It started with three rounds of trivia. Slytherin cheated during the first two rounds (typical) and they won the spell casting contest.

Also with some less than honest tactics.  

Ravenclaw swept 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the costume contest, which propelled us into 2nd place. 

But once the Golden Snitch was found, we dropped back down to third, and in a classic Harry Potter moment, Gryffindor won, Slytherin was stuck in second, and Hufflepuff was far behind in fourth. Gryffindor, being the kind people that they are, bought our table a pitcher of beer so we were slightly less bitter about losing to them.

It's safe to say this was one of the best pub nights I've been to so far. We're all keeping our fingers crossed that they plan one for next year too!!!

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