Wizard of Oz Party
Fly over the rainbow with Dorothy and her friends at a Wizard of Oz Party!
This is a fun and popular theme, even those who haven't seen the movie will probably be familiar with Dorothy and her little dog Toto.
Wizard of Oz Invitations
There are licensed invitations available, but you can also use any party invitations that include a rainbow! Or make your own invitations and have fun coloring or painting the rainbows on each yourself.
Wizard of Oz Party Decorations
On the sidewalk leading to the house draw the outline of a yellow brick road with yellow sidewalk chalkMake an rainbow arch of balloonsHave a curtain of silk flowers in rainbow colors hanging in the doorway for kids to walk thru. (look in the Luau section of your party store)Have a pair of witches legs coming out from under the house. Make by stuffing tights with tissue paper and then painting black rings around the tights (to look like the witch’s legs), add an old pair of red sparkly slippers. |
Balloons and streamers in all the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)If you have access to a bubble machine, hook it up and blow bubbles during the partyGiant tissue paper flowers (easy to make!)Hang red balloons in the trees to look like apples, and set apples on the cake table in a basket. Pull out that scarecrow that you have tucked away with your fall decorationsA lion (large stuffed animal or draw one on posterboard)A tin man - make out of poster board, covered in aluminum foil and then just rolled up – two sheets long ways for his legs with a dowel in each leg for support, one sheet sideways for his body and head, and 2 half sheets longways for his arms. Cut out a piece in a circle to make a cone for the top of the head and a rolled up piece on top to resemble a funnel. Very easy and inexpensive to make, but time consuming. Make in advance of the party!
Wizard of Oz Kid Birthday Party Arrival Activity
Here are some things for guests to do as you are waiting on everyone to arrive...Paint a rainbow on each guest’s checkSet up a “Dorothy Beauty Bar” - a table with nail polish, hair accessories such as blue and white gingham ribbonProvide blue and white gingham aprons for any female guests to wearMake up Wizard of Oz trivia sheets, a word find or a mazeA fun Wizard of Oz craft (that can double as a party favor!) is to make an hour glass. Just take two clear, clean plastic bottles. Fill one 1/2 way with craft sand. Tape them together with clear tape. Now you have an hour glass!
Favorite Wizard of Oz Party Games
Here are some of my favorite kids party games with an Oz theme to play at a childrens birthday party:
Feed Toto - Have a bean bag toss into Toto’s dog dish
Sticker Tag – Give a sheet of round colored stickers from the office supply store to each child. On “Go” they have to run around and tag as many players with a sticker as possible. Make a rule that you can not put two stickers in a row on someone, and no removing stickers! See who is most successful at avoiding getting tagged with stickers!
Hula Hoop Ring Race – Divide players into two lines, with players in each line holding hands. The teams then race to pass a hula hoop down the line without letting go of hands
Obstacle Course Relay Race -Divide players into teams and have them do a relay race doing Wizard of Oz related activities. Some suggestions: walk several paces on “ruby slippers” (large pieces of red posterboard decorated with red glitter – you can only step on the “slippers” to walk so with each step they must pick one up and move it forward to take the next step), jump over a witches broomstick, stuff a scarecrow with some hay, melt a witch by throwing a water balloon at a picture of the witch which was drawn in waterbased markers (the witch will “melt!”)
Catch the Lion’s Tail - Players holds hands in a line and the person at the front of the line tries to catch the person at the back of the line!
Pinata! Try your hand at making a rainbow pinata, or read about how to make a hot air balloon pinata.
Need more Wizard of Oz party games? Visit our kid party games page, select some games and adapt them to your theme!
Wizard of Oz Cake Ideas
I've made my share of Wizard of Oz theme cakes!
Here is one of my favorite Wizard of Oz Party Cake that includes figurines of some of the characters.
I also LOVE the idea of the inside of the cake being a rainbow cake!
Party Supplies & Favors
Finding party supplies with the Wizard of Oz characters can be hit or miss.
An easy alternative is to stick with rainbows for the colors of your invitations, decorations, and more.
Other ideas for favors include...
Jacob’s ladder (in rainbow colors)Hour glassGiant swirled lollipop
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