Hobbit Day Give Away – Enter to Win!


You know how I love a literary holiday

Now, before you scoff and sputter, “Hobbit Day isn’t even a real holiday, Ali,” let me assure you it IS. Hobbit Day is celebrated every year on the 22nd of September around the world, marking both Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday. It’s serious biz in libraries and Tolkienite/Ringer groups.

This year, 2014, one lucky Spilling Ink reader will be the recipient of a precious prize: The Hobbit Hole Candle! This gorgeous green candle smells of black cherry pipe tobacco and oak moss. How’s that for enchanting! (I’ve smelled it and I’m having a hard time parting with it. Note to self: Always buy two prizes. One for the lucky winner, one for the host.)

Build-Your-Own Hobbit Day Festivities!

Hobbits love to party, so get your inner geek on and have some fun. Here are a few to create some Hobbity merriment and geeky glee.8282627061_20da573de4_z

  • Go Barefoot for the day! Hairy-footed Hobbits do, and so should you. If workplace health and safety regulations hinder your barefooted fun, try some Furry Adventure Slippers on for size!
  • Throw a party in a field (huge tree mandatory). Rollicking music, dancing, games, too much food, and firework wizardry won’t go amiss.
  • Learn some Elvish.
  • Or if learning a new, artificial language sounds like too much hard work, generate your very own Middle Earth names. This site spits out your Elf, Orc, and Hobbit monikers. Because I’m sure you’re busting to know, my Hobbit alias is Alearka Thorney. My nearest ale house is called The Flickering Candle Inn, and my trusty sword is named Augduras. Yeah baby! Alearka + ale + Augduras = deadly.
  • Eat six meals on Hobbit Day. Start planning your elevenses now! Menus for the whole day’s festivities can be found all over the internet. I like this one.
  • Hold a Hobbit Trivia Quiz with something “precious” for the prize. A “gold” ring? A loaf of freshly baked lembas bread and the recipe written in LOTR-styled calligraphy? Or how about a Hobbit Hole candle?


Speaking of Prizes…
To be in the running to win Spilling Ink’s Hobbit Hole candle, tell us in the comments below how you’d like to celebrate Hobbit Day and share this post on social media. Cut off time: 5:00 PM (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on Monday the 22nd of September, 2014. The winner will be randomly drawn and announced shortly thereafter.


The Hobbit Hole soy candle is produced in the US by Fictitious Fragrances. The enchanting scent is pipe tobacco and ancient forest all rolled into one lush green delight. Available from Etsy.

[Discloser: I’m getting no commission or deal from Fictitious Fragrances. It’s just fun (for me!)]


Image Credits: 

  • Inside the Hobbit Hole of Bilbo Baggins by Trey Ratcliff, Creative Commons
  • 72/365²: El hobbit by Andres Nieto Porras, CC
  • Candle image from Fictitious Fragrance’s Etsy site.

Over to you…

Leave a comment and tell us how you’d like to spend Hobbit Day 2014!

21 Thoughts

  1. What a fun competition!
    On Hobbit Day, I’ll go barefoot, eats six mini meals, speak a little elvish that day… and Most importantly I’ll watch Lord of the Rings… Happy Hobbit Day!… Karen 🙂
    PS Shared your post

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  2. Wow, I always walk barefeet in the mornings to ground myself, so Im a Hobbit at heart!! I will tune in especially on Hobbit Day & wish all Hobbits a Happy, Happy Birthday. Im going to New Zealand for hols in Nov & visiting Hobbiton in Matamata, cant wait!! Ive even done the horse trail through Glen Orchy, near Queenstown last Nov, it was magical feeling those high mountains around you & feeling the energy of the Lord of the Rings. Id love this Hobbit Hole green candle to burn in my home & feel little Hobbits all around me :)) xoxo

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  3. Yjod odm’y Rabodj!!!!
    (This isn’t Elvish!!!)
    Yjod od s vpfr O onbrmyrf, niy satohjy 🙂
    (This is a code I invented, but alright)
    Sd gpt ejsy O’f fp pm “Jpnnoy Fsu”, eju, O’f trsf!!
    (As for what I’d do on “Hobbit Day”, why, I’d read!!)
    Smf O’aa zozr dzplomh s qoqr 😛
    (And I’ll mime smoking a pipe)
    Smf O’aa jsbr sm sfbrmyitpid ftrsz 😀
    (And I’ll have an adventurous dream)

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  4. Hobbits always have two breakfasts -so my first would be the usual muesli yoghurt and juice and the second would be loaded with calories a huge stack of pancakes, bacon with loads of maple syrup with a cup of creamy coffee. Yum. Yum. Then I’d go for an adventure in my forest which starts at my backdoor..

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  5. Hobbit Day should not pass without an exceptional adventure, over snow-capped mountains, shared with friends. Especially short friends who have large hairy feet, and friends who must eat several meals a day whilst travelling. There also should be much quoting of poetry and obsessing over jewellery. Who’s coming with me?

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    1. You had me at “much quoting of poetry,” but obsessing over jewellery sounds really intriguing. Let’s skip the snow-capped mountains and hairy-footed short friends parts and do this thing, girl-friend. At DFO.


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