Hi everyone! Summer is moving right along and already the stores are having “back to school” sales. I know my kids aren’t ready to go back to school yet and actually I’m not ready for them to go either. There’s still so much swimming and vacationing we have yet to do!
Today is a big day at movie theaters all across the country. The fifth Harry Potter movie, “The Order of the Phoenix” was officially released today in the United States! In many theaters they even had midnight showings last night! Everyone wants to be the first to see it. My 15 year old niece was one of those people. She went to the midnight show with a bunch of her friends and when they got to the theater at 9:00pm to purchase the tickets ahead of time, they were already sold out! They ended up going to another theater and were able to get tickets there. She said it was awesome and that the movie theater was packed! Her older brother (my nephew) is actually coming over today to take my son, Caden to see it. He is beside himself about seeing this movie!
The story of the orphaned wizard student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and his two best friends, Ron and Hermione, has sold 397 million copies worldwide, while the Warner Brothers movies grossed $3.8 billion. Next weeks release of J. K. Rowling’s 7th and final book, “Deathly Hallows” is the largest in publishing history – 12 million copies will be shipped to bookstores. Thousands of costumed young wizards will stake out bookstores July 20 for the midnight release. Also, there are many “witchin hour” Potter parties at bookstores and libraries across the country. So if you still need a Harry Potter robe, scarf or wand – don’t wait – here’s a link to all of the Harry Potter items we have on our site: Harry Potter Costumes
This Halloween, I’m sure we’ll be seeing lots of little Harry Potter’s running about trick-or-treating!