Santa's Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt

The best part of Christmas was getting to see all of our extended family, but the most fun part was Santa’s Harry Potter scavenger hunt.

*We left our camera at Jake’s Dad’s Christmas Eve, so we only have crummy phone pictures.

Eliza found a message on one of the presents from Santa that said (in this font) “Find the puppet that looks like Scabbers.”

Santa's Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt

Eliza then had to find the rat puppet… where she found another clue! “The Nimbus 2000 and the Firebolt are both types of ____.” To the broom!

Santa's Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt

“Find two blue potions bottles in a window.”

Santa's Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt

“Hermione can be in two places at once with a special ____. Where does you mommy keep her ____s?” At my necklaces, Eliza found another clue (“Find Hogwarts school.”) On her Lego school, she found a clue that she got stuck on: “Where does Harry get his school supplies?” She was stuck, because we don’t have anything resembling Diagon Alley in our house. She decided to break from the hunt and open presents from us while she thought about it…

Santa's Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt

… only to find a clue on one of her presents from us! (“Where do the Weasleys use their floo powder?”)

Santa's Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt

She was over the moon to find that the present from us was Lego Diagon Alley!!! She’s been saving up for it for over a year, and had over $120 to put towards it. We were worried that it would retire before she could save the last $30, so our present was to finish it off for her.

Eliza then went to the fireplace (the answer to the last clue), and found The Complete 8 Film Collection of Harry Potter hidden inside!

Happy that Santa made our big family present so fun, because it certainly doesn’t look very epic in its teeny little package.

Christmas Morning

Jonas didn’t really know what was going on, but he was super excited to run from clue to clue with us. He thought it was funny, even if he didn’t know what he was doing. But mostly he was interested in the Clif Bars in his stocking.

P.S. This was the only way we could think of to beat last year’s trail of comic books. Which cost about $10, BTW. Christmas morning, for the win.