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Harry Potter

Harry Potter
By Jon Zajac

As a huge fan of the Harry Potter series, I love finding ways to bring that magical world into my events. One fun way to do this is by incorporating Harry Potter-themed “This or That” icebreaker questions. By asking questions related to the books and movies, you can help your guests connect with each other and share their love for all things Hogwarts.

How to incorporate Harry Potter themed This or That questions

To incorporate Harry Potter-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to the books and movies. You can find inspiration by re-reading the books, watching the movies, or browsing online forums and fan sites.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about the books and movies to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a trivia game based on Harry Potter trivia or create a photo booth with props inspired by the books’ characters and settings.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your Harry Potter-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the books and movies. Here are some ideas:

  • Characters: Ask questions related to the personalities, relationships, and quirks of the books’ main characters (e.g., “Which Harry Potter character do you relate to the most?” or “Who is your favorite Gryffindor?”).

  • Houses: Ask questions that explore the Hogwarts houses and their characteristics (e.g., “What qualities make a good Hufflepuff?” or “Do you prefer Slytherin or Griffyndor?”).

  • Spells and potions: Ask questions about the magical spells, potions, and artifacts that are featured in the books (e.g., “Which spell would you most like to use in real life?” or “What is your favorite potion recipe from the books?”).

  • Plot twists: Ask questions about the books’ plot twists, conflicts, and resolutions (e.g., “What was your favorite plot twist in the series?” or “Who do you think should have been the one to defeat Voldemort?”).

  • Humor: Ask questions that tap into the books’ comedic style and humor (e.g., “Which Harry Potter character makes you laugh the most?” or “What is your favorite funny moment from the series?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your Harry Potter-themed icebreaker activity, you can keep your guests engaged and entertained while also fostering a sense of community and shared interest. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Harry Potter themed This or That questions

  1. Hogwarts or Ilvermorny?
  2. Gryffindor or Slytherin?
  3. Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw?
  4. Hermione or Ron?
  5. Voldemort or Bellatrix?
  6. Wand or broomstick?
  7. Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley?
  8. Butterbeer or Pumpkin Juice?
  9. Invisibility Cloak or Marauder’s Map?
  10. Deathly Hallows or Horcruxes?
  11. Azkaban or Malfoy Manor?
  12. Dragon or Hippogriff?
  13. Merpeople or Centaurs?
  14. Dumbledore or McGonagall?
  15. Snape or Umbridge?
  16. Hagrid or Moody?
  17. Luna Lovegood or Neville Longbottom?
  18. Quidditch or Wizard Chess?
  19. Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans or Chocolate Frogs?
  20. The sorting hat or the Mirror of Erised?
  21. Forbidden Forest or Chamber of Secrets?
  22. Thestral or Phoenix?
  23. Dementors or Inferi?
  24. Muggle or Squib?
  25. Auror or Professor?
  26. Patronus or Animagus?
  27. Expelliarmus or Avada Kedavra?
  28. Polyjuice Potion or Felix Felicis?
  29. The Burrow or Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place?
  30. Gilderoy Lockhart or Dolores Umbridge?
  31. Peeves or Nearly Headless Nick?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.