Accio magical Hogwarts-themed party (to benefit a couple adopting a child!)

When I'm imagining fabulous parties I'd want to attend, an evening at Hogwarts is top of the list. I'm imagining themed tables, a sorting hat, delish British comfort food, and Harry Potter trivia. Wait, this party happened?! Yep, and it was all to benefit a couple trying to adopt a baby from China.

Let's be inspired to create our own Harry Potter party from this magical event… (No house elves were harmed in the making!)

We solemnly swear you will LOVE this Harry Potter pregnancy announcement

If you're adding a new wizard to the family, this Harry Potter pregnancy announcement will make you cry, "Merlin's most baggy Y-fronts!" The announcement says, "I solemnly swear we were up to no good" and has the pitter patter of tiny feet on a Marauder's Map.

My geektastic heart can't take the magical cuteness/dirty innuendo of this baby announcement.

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How a Harry Potter-themed "virtual race" got me off my ass IRL

My mind was blown. How in the hell could a running club or a race be virtual? I looked into it a little more (let's be real…I Googled the term "virtual race") and was astounded at how many I found, and absolutely gobsmacked at how many of them had amazingly geeky themes.

This was the perfect combination of external motivation (shiny medals) and appealing to my sense of altruism (some races donated money to cancer research) to get me up off my ass and moving.