Fun Findings Friday #144 + $115 Target Giveaway

Is it just me or are these weeks starting to go faster than usual? Regardless, I’m happy it’s Friday! I caught whatever sinus/cold thing is going around, so I’ve been feeling pretty miserable this week. I can’t wait to recover and get some good R&R this weekend. What’s your weekend looking like?

Let’s get to this week’s fun findings (and a Target gift card giveaway at the bottom of this post, woo)!

Christmas Dinner at Hogwarts

This is like my dream come true. Christmas + dinner at Hogwarts?! AMAZING. The soundstage where they filled the Harry Potter movies is opening up it’s doors for much more than Warner Bros. Studios London’s standard tour. On one day only (at least for now), Thursday, December 3, you can enjoy a 2-course meal in THE Great Hall! At $349, it’s not a cheap evening, but it includes dinner, canapés, Butterbeer, a character wand, desert, drinks and entrance to the Studio Tour. If I could get back to London, I’d SO do it! You can read more about the magical evening here.


Tampa Theatre’s A Nightmare on Franklin Street

I’ve talked a few times about my love for the Tampa Theatre, a historic movie theater here in Tampa that I try to get to as often as possible! They hold several movie series based on the time of year, and this year, they’re doing another popular scary movie series! If you can make it, definitely go! It doesn’t kick off until the week before Halloween, but here’s the lineup :

  • 10/23 – The Conjuring (7:30 p.m.)
  • 10/24 – Devil’s Rejects (3:45 p.m.), Pet Semetary (6:30 p.m.), The Shining (9:30 p.m.)
  • 10/25 – Nightmare Before Christmas (3:45 p.m.), Sweeney Todd (5:30 p.m.), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (11 p.m.)
  • 10/26 – An American Werewolf in London (7:30 p.m.)
  • 10/27 – Tampa Ghost Stories with Deborah Frethem (7:30 p.m. – not a movie)
  • 10/28 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (7:30 p.m.)
  • 10/29 – The Exorcist: Live Discussion with Linda Blair + screening of The Exorcist (7:30 p.m.)
  • 10/30 – Poltergeist (6 p.m. – 2015 version), Poltergeist (8:30 p.m. – original 1982 version)
  • 10/31 – Strangers on a Train (2 p.m.), Rope (4:45 p.m.), The Birds (7:15 p.m.), Psycho (10:15)

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Matt Damon’s Dad Dancing (Whip Nae Nae)

Matt Damon’s been hitting all the talk shows this week to promote his new movie, The Martian (I can’t wait to see it). I think my favorite of all of them is his appearance on The Ellen Show. If you don’t want to watch the entire thing, just scroll to 3:15. He starts out shy about it and then gets into it. It’s too funny! Stars are just like us, guys!

And now, it’s giveaway time! I’ve teamed up with some great bloggers to give away a $115 gift card to Target so you can buy all the fabulous fall things (or whatever else you want)! Enter below for a chance to win. Good luck!

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  1. October 2, 2015 / 2:35 PM

    I want to do that Hogwarts dinner so badly but it sold out so quick!

    • October 4, 2015 / 11:04 PM

      I know!! I hope they offer more dates for it next year!

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    October 2, 2015 / 5:04 PM

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  3. October 2, 2015 / 6:39 PM

    Okay, eating dinner in the Great Hall would literally be my dream come true! I freaking love that! SO magical! Happy Weekend!

    • October 4, 2015 / 11:04 PM

      Ugh, YES!! One day we’ll get there :)

  4. October 2, 2015 / 9:05 PM

    I want to go to the HP studio dinner SO badly! I got to go on the studio tour a few years ago, and it was magical. I can’t imagine how much better it would be all decorated for Christmas!

    • October 4, 2015 / 11:00 PM

      I was there at Christmastime last year and it was incredibly magical! I kept saying how much more amazing it would be if you could actually dine in the Great Hall, and now it’s a thing! I hope they bring it back next year!

  5. October 2, 2015 / 11:10 PM

    Christmas and dinner at Hogwarts — I so want it!!!

    • October 4, 2015 / 10:58 PM

      It’s a life goal, for sure :)

  6. October 3, 2015 / 2:01 PM

    you had me at christmas dinner at hogwarts … what dreams are made of!! love these fun finds!

    xo ♥

    • October 4, 2015 / 10:58 PM

      Seriously! I hope they extend it for Christmas next year. I’d definitely go!

  7. October 4, 2015 / 6:36 AM

    I’m not even a HP fan but dinner at Hogwarts sounds pretty darn awesome

    N- Naomi in Wonderland

    • October 4, 2015 / 10:57 PM

      It would be a dream come true!