Over Thanksgiving, my family (well, most of us) took on a Herculean task: a Harry Potter movie marathon. All eight movies. We were not quite crazy enough to attempt a single-day viewing, so we broke it into 2 days, with the first 5 movies on day one.
An event this epic can't happen without t-shirts to commemorate it, so I volunteered to garb everyone. I bought 8,000 packs of fuzzy iron-on letters, some white tshirts, and some black spray paint and got to work. Everyone got a phrase or quote from the movies on the front in iron-on letters. Some examples:
- Weasley is our king
- Yer a wizard, Harry
- My father will hear about this
- and a bunch more, mostly ones that are probably pretty obscure unless you're crazy
- which my sisters and I are
For the backs, I exacto'd stencils out of cereal boxes and spray-painted the stencils on all the shirts:
My dad has an awesome mini-movie theater in the basement, complete with plush red velvet chairs, so for 2 days, me, my dad, my sisters, one boyfriend, and two family friends sat in the dark watching movies, sustaining ourselves almost exclusively on popcorn and Coke.
You'll notice my mom and my husband were not in that list. They preferred to spend their 48 hours as humans, as opposed to cinephilic vampires, so they went and did things like playing tennis in the sunlight. But they still got shirts! AND my mom made the cutest little magic wands for everybody out of pretzel sticks and chocolate, complete with notes from Ollivander explaining what the wands were made of. So awesome (and delicious).
Chris was the only one who got a special message on the back of his shirt, at his request. He was also the only one who had a Voldemort quote on the front. So contrarian!
I suppose this is a super nerdy enterprise that we took on, but let me just tell you that it was so fun. And my family is awesome.