Happy Birthday, Severus Snape!

Birthday greetings to Professor Snape, everyone’s favourite Potions Master, who would be fifty-one today if he hadn’t been involved in that unfortunate incident with Nagini in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He’s a Capricorn, and therefore unlikely to attend his own birthday party because Capricorns “despise wasting [their] valuable time and resources on fun and levity that yield no tangible returns.” (Oh, what a coincidence, I’m a Capricorn, too. Of course, I don’t believe in all that astrological rubbish, because we Capricorns are consistently logical and rational.)

I’ve been a fan of Snape’s since the first book, because I figured anyone who was that mean to poor little Harry had to have some very good reasons for it and must secretly be on the side of Good. Then ALAN RICKMAN was cast to play Snape in the films (oh, that voice)! Is it really any wonder that Snape is now one of the most popular characters in the Harry Potter fandom?

To celebrate, why not dress up as Severus Snape, bake a Severus Snape birthday cake, knit your own ‘delightfully grumpy’ Severus Snape doll, purchase a Severus Snape LEGO keychain or hack into his Hogwarts e-mail inbox.

Happy birthday, Severus! We love you, even if Lily didn’t!

2 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Severus Snape!”

  1. OK, who’s going to bake me a Severus Snape birthday cake?? That is sooooooooo cool, as is the Severus Snape keyring! I’d better not let the P see that or he’ll go nuts – I’m just checking out all the Hogwarts Lego, I am going to have to sit on my hands to stop ordering any of that! Lego Hogwarts Castle, arggghhhhhhhhhh! Only a 100 Smackerooneys!

    1. With your cake-decorating skills, you’d be able to make an excellent Snape cake for P’s next birthday! (Although he’ll probably want a Voldemort cake.)

      I think my favourite was the adorable knitted Snape, playing the piano with his feet.

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