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I seem to remember Harry Potter getting food for his birthday. What food(s) did he get and from whom?

  • Harry has also accidentally got an ice cream and part of a “knicker-bocker glory” (whatever food that meant) for Dudley's tenth birthday. – b_jonas Jun 17 '12 at 9:08
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    Is there some magical significance to getting food for his birthday? Otherwise, this seems no different from asking "Did Harry get a pocketknife for his birthday", or "Does Harry have string in his pocket", etc. There could be a million potential questions about any book, that are just... irrelevant. – John C Jun 17 '12 at 10:50
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    Might be an indirect way of asking when he got cake for his birthday, or any cake-like gifts he might have received. – Zibbobz Feb 14 '14 at 17:02
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Food items

  • In Philosopher's Stone (As apporv020 notes in his answer), Harry was given a large, sticky chocolate birthday cake with green iced lettering by Hagrid.

  • In Chamber of Secrets Harry receives nothing for his birthday because Dobby is intercepting Harry's mail.

  • He doesn't receive food in Prisoner of Azkaban, unless The Monster Book of Monsters could be considered edible, which I think not.

  • In Goblet of Fire (as Pearsonartphoto notes in his answer), Harry receives four superb birthday cakes from Ron, Hermione, Hagrid, and Sirius respectively.

  • In Order of the Phoenix, Harry receives two boxes of Honeyduke's best chocolate from Ron and Hermione, but ends up tossing them out in a fit of pique when no one writes or contacts him during the summer holidays.

  • In Half-Blood Prince Mrs. Weasley has a birthday tea for Harry with birthday cake.

  • In Deathly Hallows Mrs Weasley gives Harry a birthday dinner complete with a large beach ball-sized birthday cake decorated as a Golden Snitch.

These are all the birthday-related food references I could find.

  • Very nice summary of all sources of food for Harry's Birthday...and a very good answer to a very peculiarly specific question. – Zibbobz Feb 14 '14 at 17:01
  • Harry also gets fudge (along with Weasley jumper) from Mrs Weasley for PS Christmas :) – DVK-on-Ahch-To Oct 29 '14 at 1:21
  • @DVK - I want a Weasley sweater for myself! (And fudge too) – Slytherincess Oct 29 '14 at 20:17
  • @Slytherincess - No accounting for tastes... but Mrs. Fudge might object *bada-bing* – DVK-on-Ahch-To Oct 29 '14 at 23:33
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The most conspicuous example occurred in book 4, where he got food when Dudley was forced on a diet. This included cake and other junk type foods for the most part, from Hagrid, the Weasleys, Hermione, and Sirius, I believe.

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Also include the chocolate cake on his eleventh birthday.

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    And a cappuccino on his 17th birthday. – OghmaOsiris Jul 25 '11 at 13:46
  • @OghmaOsiris: True, and no thanks to the Dudleys either. – Neil Jul 25 '11 at 14:34
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    He didn't get the cappucino in the book; he was under the Invisibility Cloak so it would have looked odd to order a third coffee that inexplicably disappears when the waitress turns her back. – KeithS Oct 20 '11 at 1:47
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    It also wasn't his birthday in the book. – Dason Jan 25 '12 at 16:52

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