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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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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Harry Potter Hogwarts House Banners DIY for under $1 each. Make these simple banners for a Harry Potter theme party with felt, sticks or dowels, printed paper and glue.

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