I don’t think it’s any secret that I love Harry Potter. I read the first book in elementary school when I was in fourth grade and ever since, I’ve been a die hard Potterhead. I love the books, the movies, the theme park, etc.
So naturally I decided that on Halloween, the day Lily and James Potter laid down their lives for their son Harry to survive the greatest Dark Wizard of all time, Lord Voldemort, I would throw an annual party based around my favorite story.
A large part of this party involves Quidditch Pong.
For those who are unfamiliar, Quidditch is a game played by wizards on broomsticks, in which players take a red quaffle (ball) and throw it through three hoops in the air to score points. There is also a golden ball called the Golden Snitch, which when caught ends the game and awards the catcher’s team an extra 150 points.
Quidditch Pong is a game that celebrates both wizards and muggles alike combining Quidditch and the classic game of Beer Pong.
I made my own Quidditch Pong set (three hoops) with stuff you could buy at your local craft shop and it turned out even better than expected.
You can find the rules for Quidditch pong here or you can play similar to regular Beer Pong rules and just have to shoot it through one hoop each time.
*please ignore creepy monkey mask haha
inspired by Farm to Fete
- 3 aluminum beer bottles or water bottles
- (3) 8 inch embroidery hoops
- (2) 1/2 in. dowel rods
- rice or sand for filling bottles
- gold spray paint
- glue gun + glue
1. Cut the dowel rods down to size. To determine the size, measure how tall you want them to be based on the height of your table and what feels most comfortable. Cut three dowel rods with two the same length and one taller for the middle hoop. (You can leave them all the same size if you want, this is just what I did).
2. Drill holes into the dowel rods about 1/2″ from the top for the embroidery hoops to go into. Once drilled, add the embroidery hoops and tighten.
3. Take any labels off the bottles. Fill with rice or sand and then insert the dowel rods as deep as you can.
4. Using a hot glue gun, glue around the dowel rod in the opening of the bottle to keep it firmly in place.
5. Once assembled, spray paint everything gold.
*I used aluminum beer bottles and water bottles for the hoops because I didn’t want to use in glass in case they tipped over and shattered.
*I filled my bottles with rice because I bought the Costco bag and had a lot but you could also use something else like sand. This ensures that the bottles are heavy enough so they won’t tip over.
*It would be fun if you spray painted some of the ping pong balls gold or red too to match the Quaffle and the Snitch.