My idea...as guests arrive they will put on the sorting hat and be sorted into one of four houses... Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin or Hufflepuff. In order to find out what house they belong to each guest will draw one of these fantastic pins out of a bag. I. LOVE. THEM!!
Not only will guests get sorted - they will have a little party favor to keep after the party.
I ran across these pins on Etsy from a great seller skycoture. You can check out the whole shop here. Jera has been amazing to work with...working with me on quantity, pricing and shipping. I really can't say enough about how positive an experience it has been. Now granted, I have not yet received my 130 house pins or my 50 azkaban pins (check them out) More on how this are being incorporated into the party later.
but if the process so far is any indication how the rest of my transaction will go I'm not at all worried.
I kinda heart Jera and all the other Etsy artist out there. I can't even begin to tell you how Etsy has helped me with all my Potter planning.