Throwing an Oz Party

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Wizard of Oz party ideas

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Resources and Ideas for Throwing a Wizard of Oz Party

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Click on the icon below for Wizard of Oz party kits from Birthday Express:
Wizard of Oz party kits

Other Wizard of Oz party items:
Wizard of Oz invitations Personalized Emerald City banner Personalized Emerald City photo banner Wizard of Oz party favor kit Basket favor box Blue gingham favor box There's no place like home rubber bracelets Silver star wands Pink bubble wands Ruby slipper lip gloss key chain Candy filled Ruby Slipper Wizard of Oz sticker sheet Wizard of Oz foil balloon Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper balloon Wizard of Oz cake topper Wizard of Oz dinner plates Wizard of Oz dessert plates Wizard of Oz napkins Wizard of Oz paper cups Mini swirl lollipops Pastel Swirl Lollipops Wizard of Oz thank you notes

Emerald City green glasses in bulk in two different designs.

Click here for the suggestions from this website's list of Frequently Asked Questions.

You can find more ideas at BirthdayPartyIdeas.com and Amazing Moms.com.

Make a Lion from a paper plate (add a red bow to make him look like the Cowardly Lion).

E-How has all kinds of ideas for Oz parties and decoration — [A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [F]

Wizard of Oz kids' birthday party guide

Wizard of Oz party ideas from Australia

Dave Barry has a cautionary tale about a Wizard of Oz-themed party (a classic Barry column, first published in 2004).

For more birthday ideas, including crafts the kids can make, check out http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/cartoons/oz.html.

You can download some Oz coloring pages at http://www.cartooncritters.com/wizardofoz.htm.

Chocolate Ruby Slippers from The Ruby Slippers Specialty Company

A cake of Tik-Tok from Return to Oz (1985)

Looking for something particularly Ozzy to wear? Check out the selection of Oz costumes in Aisle 11 of this website's bookshop (you may have to scroll down a bit to find them). Or check out these other sources:

To help coordinate with Ozzy color schemes or themes:
Emerald green party supplies Light yellow party supplies Yellow party supplies Red party supplies Turquoise party supplies Blue party supplies Purple party supplies Pink party supplies Poppy party supplies
Although these links will take you to a set of each color or design, you can also find individual items and accessories on the same pages.

For something to do:
Rainbow piñata Piñata blindfold Piñata buster Piñata filler Piñata filler favors Piñata filler (two pound bag)
Or, if you really want to go to town, you can purchase a custom-made Flying Monkey piñata.

Decorations:
Crystal Ball Dorothy and Toto Stand-Up Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Lion Stand-Up Melting Wicked Witch Stand-Up

More suggestions for party favors
These are extremely inexpensive Oz books published by Dover, and available through this website from Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, and Amazon.co.uk. Just click on the logos under the titles to go to the store of your choice.

  • Fun with Wizard of Oz Stencils by Paul E. Kennedy. With paint or markers, you can put Dorothy and her friends on any surface!
  • Invisible Oz Magic Picture Book by Victoria Fremont and Pat L. Stewart. Rub a pencil over the pictures, and watch new Oz characters appear!
  • Little Wizard of Oz Activity Book by Victoria Fremont and Pat L. Stewart. A small activity book of Oz stuff.
  • My Oz Notebook by Pat L. Stewart. A small Ozzy notebook, of course. Blank inside.
  • Oz Sticker Activity Book by Cathy Beylon. Reuseable stickers of all of your favorite Oz friends, and a panoramic scene to stick them on.
  • Twelve Wizard of Oz Bookmarks by Pat L. Stewart. The title says it all!
  • The Wizard of Oz and Friends Stickers by Pat Stewart. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Lion, and Toto, too, all in stickers based on the original W. W. Denslow artwork.
  • The Wizard of Oz Stained Glass Coloring Book by Pat L. Stewart. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Lion, and Toto, too, in pictures you can color, then hang in the window to let the sun shine through.
  • The Wizard of Oz Sticker Story Book by Pat L. Stewart. The story, with stickers so you can help tell it.
  • Wizard of Oz Tattoos by Pat Stewart. Put Dorothy and her friends on your face, arm, or anywhere else mom or dad will let you. Temporary tattoos, so they won't last more than a few days.
  • 10 Oz Fun Books : Stickers, Stencils, Tattoos and More. A collection of the ten books above, in an attractive slipcase.
  • The Wizard of Oz, Dover Thrift editions of L. Frank Baum's famous book, with W. W. Denslow's original illustrations.
  • The Marvelous Land of Oz, Dover Thrift edition of L. Frank Baum's sequel to The Wizard of Oz, with John R. Neill's original illustrations.
  • Dorothy of Oz Paper Doll by Tom Tierney. Dorothy and all of her very best Oz clothes.
You can find other (but more expensive) items for Oz parties or gifts in the online Wizard of Oz Book Shop (don't let the name fool you, there are also toys and games and puzzles there as well).

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