The film, The Wizard of Oz was made in 1939. It starred Judy Garland and was based on a novel written in 1900. This is a fun theme for a party as there are so many quirky characters to choose from. There is also a great selection of songs to play and sing-a-long to – Over the Rainbow – Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead. Take a trip down the yellow brick lane with your friends!
Clothing and Costumes
Characters include Dorothy Gale with the iconic red shoes and little dog Toto, (Judy Garland may have been the first movie star to carry a dog in her handbag!), Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, The Wicked Witch of the West, the Munchkins and Glinda the Good Witch of the North.
Party Products and Decorations
The Land of Oz is visually spectacular. Colour plays a big role in the movie and the overall effect is magic. Create your own Oz in the backyard using some of our ideas as a starting point. Watch the film and check out the shops below for more ideas.
- Create your own Emerald City with green lanterns and fairy lights.
- Over the Rainbow is a popular Wizard of Oz song, use rainbow themed tableware and decorations.
- Find some yellow carpet, a rug or a sheet to create a yellow brick road in the entrance to the party. Place tea light candles beside the ‘road’ to light the way for your guests.
As the Wizard of Oz is a children’s film, have a bit of fun with the menu. Serve colourful food and lots of sweets. Here are some examples
- Fairy Bread
- Lolly pops
- Toffee Apples