Last year, Steven and I worked the Harry Potter Tea at the Copper Kettle in Foley AL. Steven played the sorting hat, and sorted the guests into their houses as they arrived through the brick wall at Platform 9 3/4. Later in the evening he played Nearly Headless Nick, the house ghost for Gryffindor. I played the Grey Lady, the house ghost for Ravenclaw. We interacted with our houses and helped them with their activities to gain house points.
There were many stations including a Olivanders where the guests could make wands, A potions station where the guests could make tasty drinks, Muggle Quittage (which was actually cornhole), a scavenger hunt for the horcruxes, and a bonfire for s’mores.
Once all the guests had arrived and had some time to mill about doing the activities, dinner was served. The guests sat at their long house tables. They ate stew, drank tea, and had a jolly time.
My house for the night, Ravenclaw (I’m actually a very proud Hufflepuff) won the house cup! They had earned almost twice as many points as any of the other house. I was quite proud of them.
“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
This tea was super fun! As all the tea’s at the Copper Kettle are.