Wizard of Oz
Over the Rainbow
We are going to Oz for a party OR Join us over the rainbow.
Location: Emerald City - address
RSVP: To (your character) the Wicked Witch, etc
Ask the kids to dress like someone from the movie.
Make sure the adults (you) are dressed a part also.
Wizard of Oz party supplies
Oz plates from party supply. Blue and white
checkered table cloth with baskets for foods. OR use all Green for the Emerald
city...plates, napkins, plastic ware, streamers, etc.
Balloon rainbow arch. Paper chains in
rainbow colors. Make a rainbow shaped centerpiece using posterboard and sitting
on fluffed up batting for a cloud. Yellow brick road leading to party house or
back yard, use chalk, butcherpaper or use an opened up cardboard box, paint yellow and
draw on bricks. 'Road' signs to 'Oz', 'Munchkinland,' 'Haunted Castle,' and etc.
Pinwheels set around the room. Red shoe piñata. Hang a scarecrow by your
Make signs to place around the
yard. Munchkinland for the kids area ( slip and slide, swimming...) The
Emerald City for grownups and refreshments, A large rainbow marks the
entrance to the yard. Entering the driveway guests see a sign reading You
Are Now Leaving Kansas. As the guests left the party the sign read Welcome
Cake and Food:
Cake: Use a horse shoe shaped cake, flip upside down for a rainbow.
Frost in rainbow colors and add a blue bird on top.
Witch cake - Find single serve cake pans, use a bell
one. Bake them and turn them upside down. Bake green cookies in the shape of a
witches face place a lollypop stick in them before baking. Place the stick end down
into the cake. 'What you are going for is a witch flying on a broomstick.'
For the broom stick use large pretzel rods and frost the cake for the cape then put strips
of icing at the end of the broom.
Food: Jell-O in rainbow colors. Skittles. Broomsticks (pretzels).
wicked Witch punch: green koolaid and lemon-lime soda. Float a plastic witches hat
Use small baskets lined with blue and white cloth and fill. Rainbow
shaped items, apple item, shiny or clear ball (to look like the witches ball). Let
the kids choose a pinwheel from the decorations. Make a sticker sheet rolled up and tied with a red ribbon
to look like a diploma.
Games and Activities:
Dorothy's House: Take a
large, square cardboard box and make the top flaps into a gable for Dorothy's Kansas home.
Paint the roof and paint the sides with windows and flowers and bushes growing
around the edges of the house. Cut out a door in front of the house and in the back
of the house. Stuff an old pair of white stockings that you draw black stripes on
with permanent marker. Put a pair of "ruby" slippers on the stuffed
stockings (slippers can be red heels or old shoes with red glitter). Place the
stuffed stockings with shoes under the house so it looks as though the house has
just landed on the Wicked Witch of the East as in the beginning of the Wizard of Oz movie.
Play a game with the house by having the children take turns crawling through the front
and out the back of the house with music playing. When the music stops the one inside the
house is out. Play until one player is left as the winner.
Pin the heart on the Tinman
Trivia Game for
older kids and adults. For questions see this web site: Jim's Wizard of Oz Movie
Trivia Questions Page
Word search Wizard of Oz Word Game
Face painting: Paint faces to go
with their costume or character.
Field of Poppies:
Need: Several icons (could be made from cardboard) representing a heart, brain,
courage, home and witches brooms. Playing area.
A tag game. "It" is the Wicked Witch and must tag the others
before they reach their destination of Oz. Have the players line up at one end of
the playing area. The witch will stand in the middle of the area. On 'go' the
players try to reach the other end of the playing area 'Oz.' If they are successful
they must pick up an icon of the broom and carry it back to start. They must then
trek back to Oz for their prize of a heart, brain, courage or home. If they are
tagged by the witch, they must fall asleep were they are. They may be released from
sleep only by someone who has returned from their trek with the final prize.
Scarecrow Relay: The Scarecrow
has fallen apart and you must put him together again.
Need: Cut outs of head, pants, shirt, shoes, hat, etc. Place in pile. A
wall or area pieces can be taped down.
Line up teams. First to go must race to pile, find a piece of the scarecrow
and then race to the wall/ ground area. Pin it down in place then race back to their
team. Next in line goes until the scarecrow is complete. First team to finish
their scarecrow wins.
Make Glenda's Wand:
Need dowel and cardboard cut out of star hot glued to end.
Glitter and markers.
Let the kids decorate them.
Stuff a scarecrow: Have
clothes and straw ready and let them race to see which team can put him together fastest.
Bean bag toss at Lion:
Using a cardboard box, draw a picture of Lion on the bottom. Cut out his
mouth and let the kids toss in bean bags.