When a wizard turns 17...
November 17, 2012 12:17 PM Subscribe
Can any Harry Potter experts tell me more about when a wizard turns 17 and receives a watch?
posted by SuperSquirrel to media & arts (23 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My daughter is a Harry Potter fanatic. I've never read the books or seen the movies. She turns 17 next week, and she recently made a point of explaining to me how a wizard receives a special watch on their 17th birthday. So I bought her a fancy Doctor Who watch (her other love).
Is there anything special about the presentation of this watch that I can replicate? Is it wrapped in a particular way? Is there any kind of ceremony associated with receiving it? I'd like to do something special for her related to this whole wizard-turns-17 thing, but I don't have the time to read the whole series to understand it. And googling just turns up examples of Harry Potter watches.
So what can I do to make it seem as real as possible for her? She's super into fantasy-based anything, and we (her mom and dad, the math geeks) aren't, and often [gently] tease her about living in Fantasyland. So she'd be thrilled if we take this all very seriously this one time.