Make reading a Hobbit

There are several ways to enjoy Hobbit Day and one of them is to throw your own Long Expected Party. You can have the party under a tree and you can decorate as if you are really holding a birthday party for Frodo and Bilbo Baggins. You can also serve food that any Hobbit would enjoy. This includes foods such as cabbages and potatoes, mushrooms, wine and beer, rabbit, pork pies and mince pies, cheese, apples, corn, turnips, onions, honey cakes, scones and tea or coffee. Online, fans have assembled a montage of Middle Earth recipes which include everything from Baked Bluefish for Gollum to Elven Lembas Bread and Frodo’s Scones.

Another way to celebrate Hobbit Day is by hosting a reading circle where fans of the books can take turns reading passages from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. A movie watch party can also be arranged where everyone can watch the three movies: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The three Hobbit movies are also good for a watch party. These include The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Baking a Hobbit Cake is also an excellent idea. After all, it is Bilbo and Frodo Baggins’ birthday. Many fans get especially creative on this day and created beautiful cakes that look like Bilbo Baggins’ Hobbit Hole. Other fans make cakes that look like a leather-bound hobbit book. Some fans even make an Eye of Sauron Cake.  However, if you do make this cake don’t expect Frodo and Bilbo to show up or stay very long if they do.



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