Sunday, July 26, 2009

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Butterbeer

My family plus Grandma finally went to the theater today to see the newest Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Have you heard of it?
After paying ten galleons for entry into the theater, the six of us filed strategically in the theater seats. I wasn't sure if this movie would be too scary for my youngest two, so I made sure an adult was on either side of them if cuddling was needed. They saw a few HP movies so far, but not the PG-13 one. My oldest (almost ten years old)was allowed to see all of them since he read the books.
So my almost five year old and almost seven year old were armed with sweatshirts to cover their faces in case there was a scary scene. (They peeked from behind them during some parts, but I told them to not peek during the boat scene and they complied). They did enjoy the movie since they were so familiar with the past movies.
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie as well. The opening scene was amazing. This movie was funnier, I giggled more than in other ones. The kids are older, so there are a few love scenes. My kids learned what the word snogging meant (and they giggled). I wish Fred and George Weasley were in more scenes, as they are my favorite characters, but other than that the movie was excellent. I laughed, I cried...
When we got home, I made a batch of butterbeer for my muggle family. I warmed up butterscotch syrup in a measuring glass in the microwave, put it in a glass and mixed it with cream soda. Then a dollup of whipped cream. See more versions of the recipe here.
See the Goblet of Butterbeer below! It's yummy!!
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20 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

OMG! Thank you so much for posting the recipe for this! I've always wondered and it sounds delish!

adrienne said...

Butterbeer sounds fabulous! I have to try it.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Cool - I want to make some butterbeer!

That was my favorite HP movie so far. Drew and I saw it the day it came out and we actually thought it was far less creepy than the book...which, for us, was a good thing :)

Christina Farley said...

I have only seen the first movie and read the first book. I guess I need to read the books and see the other movies but I'll have to get myself up for them. I don't know why but they never interested me much, but I've heard they get better as they go.

Suzanne Casamento said...

Mmm...delicious butterbeer! Sounds like you guys had a great time. I love that your little ones with armed with eye-shielding sweatshirts. Too cute.

Kelly said...

PJ and Adrienne- It is pretty darn good! Hope you try it!
Sherrie- They are all good, but I agree that this is one of the better ones!
Christina-When the books and first movies came out, I had no interest (suprisingly because as I child I would have loved it). But then my mom and sister read the books and gave them raving reviews, and when my son was old enough, we read them together. I LOVE the series now.
Suz-Those sweatshirts came in handy!!!

Rena said...

Sounds like a great night!

Kelly H-Y said...

MMMMMMM .... Butterbeer!!!! That's fantastic! I can't wait to see the movie.

Anita said...

Butterbeer! You are awesome, lady!

We still haven't seen the movie, because I need a sitter for my four-year-old (and oldest sister---who really wants to see the movie---is his usual sitter). But you're motivating me...maybe this week!

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C.R. Evers said...

mmmmm . . . sounds yummy!

Nora MacFarlane said...

I like HBP too. My daughter and I plan to go see it again.

Okay, I'm going to have to try butterbeer!

Stephanie Faris said...

I'm going to have to try that butterbeer recipe. My boyfriend's daughter is really into Harry Potter and she'd get a kick out of it. I didn't see the movie, though, so I don't know how it looked. I'm assuming it looked just like your picture?

Carrie Harris said...

And now I'm hungry. :)

Shelli said...

my 5 year old wants ot see it but I wont let her :( Voldermort scares me!

Angela said...

Butter beer! That's such a great way to finish the evening. Hope the kids were okay with the scare factor--I found this one to be tamer than some of the others.

Danette Haworth said...

Oh, yes! That picture pulled me right to the bottom of the post. It looks absolutely delicious!

nikki said...

omg u make me feel like a shlep! LOL! *butterbeer* :-) I'm not even telling my kids!!!! hahaha

Kelly Moran said...

lmao. awesome post and pic.
great blog. i'm following you now. you should pop over/follow mine. i have all things books...
nice seeing you.
xo

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