I have a theory that Thorin only pounded on the door at Bag End because he tried ringing the bell, and then knocked like a normal person, but they couldn’t hear it over the singing. and he’s standing out there in the cold like “these bitches are partying without me”

Bag End Seed Cake

I used this recipe by Esgaroth to make lovely hobbit seed cakes! The only change I made was replacing the buttermilk with lactose free cream and adding a cup of orange juice to keep it moist.

After the big cake was ready, I used a cup to cut little round cakes and piled them up, you know, in case some guests drop by for an unexpected party.

- Gandalf to Bilbo, The Hobbit, An Unexpected Party

“All of them at once,” said Bilbo. “And a very fine morning for a pipe of tobacco out of doors, into the bargain. If you have a pipe about you, sit down and have a fill of mine! There’s no hurry, we have all the day before us!”