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I've had several people ask how to do the trick that made Divinations class at the Harry Potter party, and wanted to share.

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How to Make a Harry Potter Sorting Hat

Use card board to make a large circle with the brim in the middle . Use oak tag or cereal boxes to make a cone shape for the top of the hat. Cut pieces for the eyebrows and mouth and tape together.

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One of my favorite scenes from the Harry Potter books is when Harry gets sorted into his Hogwarts House by the Sorting Hat. You can feel Harry's extreme relief when he gets placed into Gryffindor! Anything but...

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Some good ideas here as well. I like the idea of using a spinner to determine what house you get sorted into (they each got two spins in case they were unhappy with the first) and then they used a baby monitor to have the sorting hat "speak." Harry Potter Party Games Food and Decor

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Check out the Harry Potter Sorting Hat cupcakes I made! You get sorted into a Hogwarts house depending on the color of the M&Ms that spill out. Apparently I'm a Slytherin...

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