About the author: Annie Shultz, a blogger, lives in Kansas with her 3 kids, 4 years old and under. She blogs at MamaDweeb.com about parenting, family products and blogging basics. She loves to chat on Twitter (@mamadweeb) and on her Facebook fan page (facebook.com/mamadweeb) about her daily, crazy life! This is her story on how she threw a Wizard of Oz Birthday Party.
WIZARD OF OZ BIRTHDAY PARTY:
Living in Kansas, a very popular birthday party theme is the Wizard of Oz. I prefer parties to be simple, and this can lead to some very fun and easy ideas!
To keep the theme obvious you can choose to label the food if you want.
1. Tin man’s heart sandwiches
2. Ruby red strawberries
3. Munchkin grapes
Or you can go with a “fiesta” menu:
1. Yellow brick burritos (super cheesy)
2. Brainless Tacos (DIY taco bar)
3. Emerald city Enchiladas (green sauce)
WIZARD OF OZ CAKE:
Beginner cake makers can pick up a Wilton doll cake kit and make Glenda for a dazzling centerpiece. Then just put themed toppers on cupcakes to feed the crowd.
Keep an eye on sales at craft stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby. You can usually pick up some “Dorothy” wicker baskets for a low cost. Then fill these with party favors of your choice!
1. Sunflower seeds packets (older children)
2. Skittles (taste the rainbow)
3. colorful toys
4. Wizard of oz coloring pages and crayons
1. Follow the Yellow Brick Road -
Play just like musical chairs. Put sheets of yellow construction paper on the ground in a circle. Put a number on each sheet. Tell children to walk on the paper and when the music stops (play Wizard of Oz songs) draw a number. The child standing on the winning number gets a prize..
2. Pin the tail on the Lion
3. I’m Melting!
If it is warm outside, enjoy this water balloon game! Pair children up. Tell each pair to face each other and stand 1 foot apart. Then, they begin tossing the balloons to each other and take on step apart after each toss. The goal is to see how far apart they can get before they drop a balloon and splash their feet!
Above all, just have fun! A party should always be more fun than work! Enjoy!