With the imminent release of the final film instalment in the Harry Potter saga, now is the time to get together with a group of avid (or reluctant) Hogwarts lovers and relive the magic of the young wizard's tale.
First of all, you'd best give thought to the basic needs of your guests. Provide cushions and blankets and regular stretching breaks, lest someone end up developing something akin to Deep Vein Thrombosis.
Chocolate Frogs The regular kind will do if there are no enchanted leaping ones to be had.
Jelly Lollies Best to avoid Puking Pastilles for the night, even if you do have a stash of them somewhere.
If everyone is still awake and lucid at the end of the marathon you'll at least be ready for a change of location, so you can pop on down to the local cinema and catch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part II, due for release July 15, 2011.