The end of July is near, which can only mean one thing. It's nearly Harry Potter's birthday. And though you may not be able to claim a squished cake from deep within the pockets of Hagrid's coat, or a little magic involving a pink umbrella, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday. Because Harry Potter is not only beloved in the wizarding world, but in the world of muggles, too.
If you can believe it, your favorite boy wizard is turning 36 years old this year, and in order to properly ring in the latter half of his 30s (and celebrate nearly two full decades with the series you just couldn't put down), you'll need to channel every last ounce of Hogwarts spirit you've got in you. After all, this is The Boy Who Lived. The Chosen One. A simple birthday cake and streamers just won't do. With a simple wave of your wand, you'll be able to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday in style, in a way that would even make Dumbledore proud, may he rest in peace. From reliving Harry's greatest moments to snacking on Harry's favorite things, read on for 13 ways to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday.