Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wizard of Oz Pictures: Activities and Games

I know you have all been waiting for pictures of the Wizard of Oz party. I took so many! So I am going to do this in a couple of parts.

Welcome to the Land of Oz (wish my roof was green)

Here is the birthday girl. Isn't she cute! (it started raining at the end of the party)
First we made scarecrow's out of Terracotta pots.

They turned out so cute and the kids had a ton of fun making these cute little guys.

Then we went on a ruby slipper hunt,

I made these little slippers with clear plastic slippers, red acrylic paint, tacky glue and red glitter. We hid them in the backyard and told the kids to find the slippers before the witch did.
Then out came the Wicked Witch (so stinkin' fun). The kids all took off running. I had put a pail of water on a table and three of the girls grabbed it and soaked the witch.

She melted of course!

Then we played pin the heart on the tin man. A friend had an actual Tin Man - so cool!

After that we had a scavenger/treasure hunt for the Diploma of Thinkology, the Tin Man's heart, the badge of courage and the Ruby Red Slippers to send "Dorothy" home (up to this point she had been wearing no shoes.)

"Think real hard and you will find the Scarecrow's diploma safely tucked inside. Often filled with air, I tend to go most anywhere. Round and round I go where I'll stop no one knows"

"Sometimes short sometimes tall I lurk above all things small. I'm green on top and brown below. The tin man's heart is mine to hold."

"If it's the badge of courage that you seek, you will have to reach in deep. I have no color and no taste. I stink a lot if I escape. I keep you cozy all through the night. Just make sure my lids on tight!"

"In a house made of pine, the Ruby Slippers you will find. It may be small but that's OK, no one sleeps there anyway."

Well there you have it - what we did on Saturday. I did have the Hubs dye our white horse green with lime kool-aide but towards the end of the party it poured, I mean Arizona Monsoon poured, and apparently washed his color off **sniff sniff** I was so sad but the kids, especially the OP, had a fantastic time anyway despite the horse so that is all that matters.

Stay tuned for the food and the cake!

For other Wordful Wednesday's click on over to Angie's. Happy Wordful Wednesday Everyone! Hope your day is extra wonderful.



JennyMac said...

By far the COOLEST children's party ever..and big applause for the Ruby Red Slippers you made. WOW.

shortmama said...

I cant wait to see the rest of the pictures! So glad this idea worked out for you! I think I have my oldest convinced that she needs to have an Oz party now too!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

One question for you... Can you come plan my next party?!

James ~n~ Amber said...

SO awesome !!!

Unknown Mami said...

Thank you so much for the pictures. What a wonderful, creative party!

Amy said...

This is really amazing and neat. I have to have you plan my future parties.

HeartNiki said...

WOW! How creative. You rock.

blueviolet said...

You could not have made the party more fun than you did!

Amo said...

The birthday girl looked so cute! And the doorway with the rainbow was awesome! What an amazing party. I would have loved that as a child! You are very creative!

Erin said...

OMG that is amazing! Def a party for the op to remember as being a favorite! How ever will you top that????

Sarah said...

This is FABULOUS! I want a green pony ;) The witch would have scared me...luckily you didn't have any flying monkeys as I believe there is NOTHING scarier than those! I love your ideas and can't wait to visit more of your blog!

monica said...

This is just so awesome. Love the poems and the scvanager hunt idea!

homeschoolceo said...

What an amazing party, and one I'm sure she'll never forget!

Mom of Three said...

you are the best mommy to go through all that... what a fun memory. :-)

Yvette said...

Wow... just Wow! :) You are the coolest mom ever! That will be a story to tell forever! :) Looks like lots of fun!!

John Deere Mom said...

OMG you are amazing!!! I want you to throw me a party!! :)

Live.Love.Eat said...

Great job on this party!!!!! Your entrance with the rainbow reminds me of my pineapple entrance for a SpongeBob party I did a few weeks ago. I posted it last week, come on by.

It made a great photo op didn't it?! Your little girl looks adorable as Dorothy.

Stacey said...

Okay. After that I'm convinced. I am a sh*tty mother compared to you. I will never let my children see this.


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