First, I have to apologize for the few pics I have. I think for our next birthday party, I’m going to designate someone to take the pictures for me. There were SO many moments that I missed capturing because I was busing being the Mommy or the Hostess.
But, here’s a glimpse of the Little Lady’s birthday party.
Despite originally wanting a huge buffet of Wizard of Oz themed foods, I ended up going with “simple.”
(there are only so many hours in the day when you’re pregnant AND chasing a 4 year old and a 1 year old)
- Over the Rainbow Fruit Salad
- Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh, My! (animal crackers)
- Glinda Sandwiches (Star shaped PB sandwiches with pretzel rods)
- Melted Witch Punch (Sprite and green sherbert)
- Rainbow Cupcakes (decorated with colored sugar and Wizard of Oz rings)
Here’s where things got REALLY pared down from my initial plans.
- Rainbow Tissue Flowers (which were to be hung outside on our patio, but they ended up staying indoors… I ran out of time the day of the party and just didn’t get them put up.)
- Yellow Sunflowers (scattered on the table to suggest the Yellow Brick Road)
- Straw Baskets
- Wizard of Oz Barbie Dolls (the Little Lady’s grandmother gave her those for her 1st Easter — so, free decor for Mommy!)
- Glinda Bubbles (outdoors — thanks to our 3 year old bubble machine)
- Hot Air Balloon Baskets (which were also the party favors — wish I’d taken a pic! I used brown paper bags, cut down to the scale of a basket, and filled them with Rainbow Lollipops, Bubbles, Rainbow Crayons, and Notepads. Each “basket” then had a helium filled balloon attached to it…. a mini hot-air balloon for each child to take home!)
- The Little Lady (dressed as “Dorothy” . . . right down to the ruby slippers I made her!)
I had two activities ready to go — a game and a craft — but all the kids were having such a good time playing in our playroom, I decided to nix the craft and we just played the game.
- Lollipop Guild Craft (the kids were going to make giant lollipops using dowel rods, paper plates, crayons, markers, etc)
- Melt the Witch (I painted a picture of a witch using Washable Tempera paints and the kids melted her using water balloons. This was a HUGE hit!)
All in all, it was a fun party — despite not doing EVERYTHING I had planned.
The Little Lady loved it just the way it was.
The majority of my supplies came from a local “Dollar Store” and Oriental Trading Company. For a list of the websites where I found my ideas, please visit my “Planning a Wizard of Oz Party” post.
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