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Wizard of Oz Party Ideas
|Wizard of Oz Birthday Party Theme
Ideas for Wizard
of Oz invitations, decorations, food, icebreaker, games, activities,
party favors and goody bags.
Follow Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and
Toto on a birthday party adventure!
Party information can be printed onto big round stickers - CD
stickers work also - and place onto one side of a big 4"
lollipop. (The invitation could read "We represent the lollipop
guild, the lollipop guild, the lollipop guild...and in the name
of the lollipop guild - we'd like to welcome you to ________'s
Print party information on very big rectangular stickers and
stick to packages of Skittles (Taste the Rainbow!) or put on a
box of animal cookies
(Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh my!)
Plain note cards in yellow, emerald green, or rainbow. Use
one of the movies famous lines to invite your guests such as:
"Follow the Yellow Brick Road" to _____'s house for a Wizard of
Oz birthday party!"
"Somewhere over the Rainbow ... is _____'s party!"
Or buy invitations
Wizard of Oz Invitations
Wizard of Oz Decoration Ideas
There are many different ways to decorate for a Wizard of Oz party.
Starting outside - to greet the party guests as they arrive tie yellow
or rainbow colored balloons onto the mailbox. Paint your walkway
and sidewalk with yellow sidewalk chalk to look like bricks - use black
chalk or charcoal to define the bricks.
Hang a sign by the front
door that says:
"Bell out of order
The party tables can be decorated in rainbow colors, or simpler such as a
yellow table cloth with vases filled with lollipops or rainbow colored
Or you could put down a blue and white checkered table
cloth and set out vases of yellow roses or large yellow sunflowers.
Red plates (the color of ruby slippers) would look great on the blue and
white checkered table cloth. For place markers use 2" lollipops -
print out the guests names on round stickers and stick to the lollipops.
And/or you can attach rainbow colored helium balloons to a pair of red
Wizard of Oz Food Ideas
Try these fun Wizard of Oz food ideas for your next Wizard of Oz
Funnel cakes (tornado)
Hot dogs (toto)
Corn on the cob (scarecrows cornfield)
Cotton candy (tornados) - rent a machine for more fun!
Make sandwiches or Rice Krispie treats and cut with a cookie cutter in
the shape of a dog bone (toto), or heart (tin man)
Rainbow fruit - slice fruit in all the colors of the rainbow and lay out
Wizard of Oz Icebreaker
A fun way for the Wizard of Oz guests to get to know each other and
break the ice at the beginning of the party. Guess how many
candies are "over the rainbow" by filling a jar with rainbow colored
candies. Guests put down their best guess of how many candies make up
the rainbow in the jar. The one who is closest to the actual
Piñata's are always a big hit with
children at a birthday party. Choose a piñata shaped like a
rainbow and use a broom (witch's broom) to hit it with. See our
Piñata page for tips.
Hire actors to come to the
party dressed up as some of the characters from the movie.
If you can't afford to hire someone check with your local high school or
middle school theater arts group, or dress up your family and helpers!
Ruby Slippers Craft
Make Ruby Slipper Flip Flops with
our instructions and guide. Use red flip flops for every guest and use
materials in reds, pinks, silver, gold or rainbow colors.
Set up a Cupcake
decorating station and let the kids decorate cupcakes.
Set out bowls of fun candies such as skittles, jelly beans, chocolate
chips, sprinkles, tubes of writing gel, marshmallows, etc. and let the
children decorate their own cupcake.
Make tissue paper lollipops. Cut out large circles
from cardboard or heavy poster board about 5 - 6".
You will need sheets of tissue paper in rainbow colors.
Cut the tissue paper into 1.5" to 2" squares.
Separate the colors into boxes or paper plates. Let them
draw out a design on their circles to show them where to place
the tissue paper. Have the party guests put a drop of glue onto
the cardboard circle and then wrap a piece of tissue paper on
the tip of their finger - then glue the tissue paper onto the
cardboard. Make sure the tissue is glued close together so
it will look full. Glue a 12" wooden dowel on the back.
Or make tissue paper
rainbows using the same method as above.
Wizard of Oz Party Games
Treasure hunt for Toto or the witches
broom. Set up a treasure hunt filled with lots of clues and
activities the guests have to do as they search for the hidden item.
See our Treasure Hunt page on how to set
it up. We like to have our treasure hunts take a long time (and so
do the kids!) so we add in different tasks or games they have to
complete before they get their next clue. Some fun ideas for a
Wizard of Oz Treasure hunt would be to have the guests: sing a song from
the movie, re-create the scene from Munchkinland with the Lollipop
Guild, do a water relay (to pour on the witch) - see below, ect.
Yellow Brick Road Relay
You can play this game inside or outside. Party guests will divide
up into two teams. Each team will be given two pieces of yellow
paper or yellow poster board cut into 8 x 11.5" pieces. The guests
will have to use the two pieces of paper to get to the other side of the
play area and back by putting down one piece, standing on it, then
putting the next piece in front of them and stepping on to it.
They will then take the first piece and place it in front of them and
continue around a marker or cone at the end point and
back to their team. Once they are back then the next person in
line does the same thing.
Find some Courage Obstacle
Set up an obstacle course for the Lion
using items that are found in the backyard such as trampolines, swing
sets, large cardboard boxes, hula hoops, etc. Divide into 4
teams (Lion, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Tin Man).
Cover empty tin cans with construction paper (or something similar) and
stack them pyramid style on a table. Place a mark about 10 feet or
more away from the table where guests will have to stand to try and
knock over the tin cans with apples. Use real apples or
Give the Tin Man a Heart (Tin Man)
Create a tin man sculpture out of foil and cardboard and hang on the
wall. Draw a heart shape on the Tin Man with a black marker.
Give each guest a 4" heart that you have cut out of red paper
and place a piece of double sided style tape on the back - either write their
name on their heart or give them a number so you will know who's is
who's. Blindfold the guests one by one and see how close they can
get to placing their heart to the Tin Man's heart.
Drench the Witch Relay
Fill two big tubs and two smaller containers, that are the same
in size, with water. Kids will try and fill up their teams
container first using a sponge, spoon or cup (with holes in the bottom)
in a relay style race.
Party Favor Ideas
Heart Necklaces, earrings or bracelets
Red glittery nail polish
Animal Crackers (Lion's and Tiger's and Bear's!)
Rainbow cups or bags.
Small baskets like Dorothy's
basket in the movie.
Blue and white checkered material (or bandanas) tied around party