Play With Booze: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Drinks…errr Secrets

Drink once every time:

You find yourself questioning whether or not there are actual lenses in Harry’s glasses

Dobby cries

Dobby makes you cry

The burrow is your house-goals

Mrs. Weasley switches moods between her children and Harry faster than Apple releases a new iPhone

There are transportation issues

Lockhart’s hair and/or incompetence and/or boasting is too Trump-y

Someone/thing gets petrified

The Whomping Willow gives zero fucks

Filch is inappropriately terrifying as far as school staff goes

Ron’s broken wand causes problems

Malfoy needs his filthy mouth washed out with soap

You love Hagrid so fucking much it hurts

Moaning Myrtle…um…moans.

Fawkes makes you smile big

Even though you know they’re spiked, you still want to eat the cupcakes

Hermione, you brilliant bitch

When the diary causes more problems than your LiveJournal from junior year

Seriously, why are wizard pajamas so much better than muggle pajamas?

You’re low-key attracted to young Voldemort and are fully aware of what that means regarding your taste in men

Minerva’s hats and bonnets got you feeling some kinda way

You wanna snip-snip Lucius’s hair


A rule is broken

Spiders, slugs, or snekssss

Ron gets scared

Dobby hurts himself

Play like you're young (even when you're really...really not).

Let someone dangerous in for tea. Make small signs that say ‘yes’ and spread them all over your house. Become a friend of freedom and uncertainty. Take a lot of naps. Dream wild, imaginative dreams. Draw on walls. Read everyday. Imagine you are enchanted. Giggle with children. Listen to old people. Be free. Praise yourself. Let go of fear. Play with everything. Preserve the child in you.
— Joseph Beuys

We believe in magic, and there's nothing more magical than being 10 when you're actually 30. Let go of your anxieties and inhibitions, put on your play clothes, and get back to the basics. Here's how: 

Bubbles: Take a bottle of them with you everywhere you go. (Seal tightly.) Stepped in gum? Just got a divorce? Blow some bubbles. All better.

Play dress-up: If/when anyone tells you that you're too old to play dress-up, tell them they're wrong. You don't need a new hobby, you need new friends. Hoard ALL Halloween costumes. There will come a day when you really want to revisit that time you were Bill Nye the Science Guy. What are you going to do, buy a new lab coat?  Nah. 

Kiddie pool: Sit in a kiddie pool. It's exactly the same as when you were a kid, but this time you'll have a pitcher of margaritas with you. 

Climb a tree: Sure, now if you were to break your arm, it will take three times as long to heal, but at least it will get you out of work for a few days. You'll get the exhilaration of climbing a tree, plus the added bonus of telling people you broke your arm climbing a tree.

Find your nearest fair/carnival/theme park/freak show: Ride every single ride except for that stupid spinning spaceship one that makes you feel like you're going to vom. Don't feel weird about standing in line behind small children to get your face painted. You deserve to be a beautiful tiger/mermaid hybrid just as much as the 4 year old in front of you. 

Throw themed parties: Ever wanted to know what it felt like to live in The Shire? This is your chance. Transform your house into Middle Earth. Have a hallway? No you don't. You have the Bridge of Kazad-Dum. Have a kitchen? Negative. That's the Great Hall inside the Last Homely House. Have a closet? Ummmmm...pretty sure you should avoid it because that's Shelob's Lair.  

Find your city's top haunted locations: Remember when "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" was so scary, you couldn't watch it without your mom? Let's take it up a notch. You'll get the same rush of adrenaline that you did when you heard that creaking swing in the opening credits, only you'll get the added terror of real-life ghost meet-and-greets. Because, you're smarter now.  

Go roller skating: Do it around your house or go to an actual rink. We've done both! Maybe avoid the lock-ins though....those are frowned upon if you're not accompanied by a child.

Look to the stars: The first magic you found as a child was in space. Have a late night picnic in your backyard, drive out into the country, or climb on to your roof. Wish on a star, look for falling ones, name constellations. And if you live in a city where it's impossible to see the stars, make your own.