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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

WIZARD OF OZ PARTY SUPPLIES, FAVORS and FOOD IDEAS








I have some Wizard of Oz party ideas that cover kids’ parties for girls and for boys. Plus some recommendations for Wizard of Oz party supplies that will take care of all your decorations, invitations and favors faster than you can click the heels of your ruby slippers and repeat “there's no place like home”. That’s right, Dorothy, you can pick up an entire kit of party decor that will get your birthday party decorated ready for your guests faster than an Oklahoma tornado sweeping across the plains.

WIZARD OF OZ DRESS UP PARTY!

Dress up parties and play dates are all the rage with little girls and if your birthday party is a celebration for girls only you might ask that your guests compete for the position of the most convincing Dorothy costume. Dressing your daughter in a convincing manner for the party would be a piece of cake. A blue cotton pinafore, puff sleeve blouse and a pair of sequined ruby slippers will turn any little girl into a Judy Garland look alike for a very cheap price. Add some pigtails Pick up a stuffed toy dog and attach a nametag with “Toto” printed on it for an even more dramatic effect. If you have a large number of little girls on your guest list you might expand the competition to include Glenda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch as well. With the popularity of the play, Wicked, you might expect a large number of little witches with pointed hats and green faces to arrive at the time specified on your Wizard of Oz party invitations.

If both boys and girls will be invited to the festivities, a dress up party is still a viable option. The best Tin Man, Scarecrow or Cowardly Lion costume will be the categories of competition for the guys.

WIZARD OF OZ PARTY IDEAS


DECORATING

Have the artist in your family to create your own version of the Yellow Brick Road by covering the sidewalk leading to the party’s entrance with yellow bricks drawn with kids’ sidewalk chalk. Don’t worry, the road to the Emerald City will wash off with the first rain shower or you can always wash it off yourself using your garden hose.

WIZARD OF OZ PARTY FAVORS

Little girls will be tickled to take home ruby slipper lip gloss and mirrored compacts that the hostess has tucked into Dorothy’s basket. Always hungry boys will appreciate a snack of frosted Toto shaped cookies that they can munch while traveling the Yellow Brick Road on their way home from your party.

WIZARD OF OZ PARTY SUPPLIES

Your girls’ Wizard of Oz party ideas should focus on a memorable prop of the classic film. This might be decorations that are covered in ruby red sequins or vintage, Wizard of Oz movie posters. And this may be the perfect time to show off Grandma’s collection of ruby red stemware!

You might want to throw in some rainbow decorations as filler for a Dorothy theme party. These items are not usually included in the Wizard of Oz party supplies but they are certainly appropriate as the theme song for the movie was after all, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.

A fall birthday party might focus on scarecrows. And of course dog lovers will want centerpieces that consist of Toto tucked inside a cute basket.

Giant cardboard stand-ups of your favorite characters are a huge help in decorating a big area and the added bonus is that your kids can use them as well as the posters to decorate their rooms at home until you need them for your next party.

WIZARD OF OZ PARTY FOOD

Red velvet cake with ruby, red sprinkles and Emerald City punch with Yellow Brick Road lemon squares and yellow frosted cupcakes will provide lots of color all associated with your party’s theme.

WIZARD OF OZ PARTY INVITATIONS

Do you have some scarecrow invitations left over from your kids' Halloween party or perhaps you could use some stuff that you bought at the party supply store while brainstorming for baby shower ideas ? For instance, if you made your own invitations and still have the template you could recycle them for use as Wizard of Oz party invitations and nobody will be the wiser.

Those are just a sampling of kids birthday party ideas that should put you well on your way to convincing your guests that you are truly the great and power Oz when it comes to planning a kids’ birthday party.

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