Somewhere over the Rainbow, D had a 4th birthday party. She wanted a Wizard of Oz party. I love Wizard of Oz and love that D loves it as much as I do. I ordered the most amazing Wizard of Oz cake and accompanying cupcakes (Thanks, Honey!) But for the rest of the decorations, we kept it simple, inexpensive, and of course, homemade!
For the food labels, I painted index cards red and blue and added the food descriptions in white paint.
And check out that Emerald City! I literally spray painted a cardboard box the morning of the party and cut it out because I thought the food table needed a little extra something. It is farm from perfect, but Davyn loved it!
Our Party Favors were these sweet Glinda the Good Witch wands and a hat the match the Tin Man – These are so simple; just buy any type of party hat and spray paint them silver!
For our Oz directional signs, I cut and painted 3 pieces of cardboard and attached them to a stake that we posted in the yard between our house and Munchkinland, aka our swing set and a small jump castle. J
No Wizard of Oz party is complete without a heartless tin man. The kids need to help the tin man find his heart. We used red construction paper hearts that the kids tried to pin on the tin man. This was super cute and fun.
For Food, we wanted everything themed for Wizard of Oz, and I am providing a breakdown of those below!
- Auntie Em’s Garden Harvest – A Garden Harvest veggie dip similar to a ranch dip, served with pretzel sticks and chips. You can find that dip and a bunch of other great dips from Bittersweet Herb Farm!
- Mini Tornadoes – Bugles
- Dogs in a Basket (Toto) – Mini Corn Dogs and Pigs in a Blanket, served in a basket
- Over the Rainbow Dip – A sweet dip served with mini Nilla Wafers. Find that dip recipe here!
- Lions, Tigers, and Bears, OH MY! – Animal Crackers
- Tin Man Kisses – Hershey Kisses
- Taste the Rainbow – Skittles
- Yellow Brick Road – Yellow Starbursts
- Melted Witch Punch – Green Punch topped with a Witch’s Hat. Find that delicious punch recipe here!