Part 1 is all about the costumes and food. One should always start with the food, that's the most important part of any party.
Funny thing is that I had so much stuff planned that I forgot I left these 2 platters in the freezer until towards the end and then I pawned a bunch of them off on my friend Sara :D
We have rainbow colored/munchkin size cake balls and chocolate Kansas (how do you make that plural, is it like deer/moose or fungus... maybe Kansai or Kansases or maybe it stays the same). We have have little yellow brick road cups (stuffed with a cake ball) and a ruby red slipper on top, also tiny chocolate ruby slippers becasue we all love shoes.
Here are some shots of the snack table. In the purple bin we have "Lions, Tigers, Bears Oh My" Trail mix (reese pieces, M&M, teddy grahams, dried cranberries, raisins, swirl chips, peanut butter chips and mixed nuts) We have also a container of "Taste the Rainbow" skittles and a cute set of bookends (now a napkin holder). Plus the rainbow plates from Big Lots.
Here we have chocolate covered pretzels made to look like "Diplomas of Thinkology", rainbow twizzlers, chocolate witch fingers, chocolate rainbows and "Somewhere over the Rainbow" Goldfish, plus grapes (something healthy to please the moms)
Melted Witch punch, her hat and broom survived the water Dorothy threw at her.
These were a labor of love, well the whole party was but these especially, they are tons and tons of ruby red slipper cookies. I have a friend who makes the best cookies ever and she shared her recipe and tips wth me and I came up with these.
Now to the most important food item. My mom made us this cake, isn't it darling. The characters are all represented and we used our collection of McD's characters.
It was hard to get a perfect shot, but you can definately get the idea. See the Wicked Witch of the East's legs, I love that part!
Now, if you haven't gotten sucked into the vortex of OZ by the pretty colors above, we'll move onto my darling (and I know you'll agree) daugthers in their super cute costumes.
Here is the guest of honor Lindsay "aka Dorothy". Her house just squished the Wicked Witch of the East and Lindsay stole her shoes! I'd like to send a special shout out to my Mother-in-law, the best costume making grandma around!
Here is Dorothy skipping down the yellow brick road.
Now here is my little munchkin, who was way too grown-up to be a munchkin, so we settled on Glinda. The skirt came for a garage sale for a dollar, we hacked it apart and sewed it to a leotard that we got for 49cents and viola` we have Glinda. Plus the fabulous hat I created for her and blogged about a while ago!