Tuesday, July 21, 2009

To Oz and back....part 1

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!

See I told you they were darling! More to come soon!


Sara F. said...

Totally awesome, amazing party. I'm so glad we got to be a part of it! Jack (and I) will be talking about it for a loooong time! I took the cake balls with me to pick up Parker and the 5 boys in the house ate 'em up quick.

I would say "Kansas chocolates" although that sort of implies they are from Kansas rather than shaped liked Kansas. :-)

WE LOVED EVERYTHING--MOST IMPORTANTLY THE MOST ADORABLE DOROTHY EVER! Glinda was precious too, of course. Now Jack wants to be the "Tin Cup Man".

Kat(i)e said...

Oh man, are you kidding me??? Absolutely over the top outrageously fabulous!!! The girls are so lucky to have a mama as creative as you! Way to go, I'm sure they'll remember it always. :)

Tot Play: A Learning Journey said...

I have been reading your blog all day. I came across it somehow while searching for Wizard of OZ themes. I am so glad that I did. You are a very creative mom! I would LOVE to borrow several ideas for my daughter's fourth birthday party. Would your friend by any chance mind you sharing the sugar cookie recipe for the red shoes? My hubby really wants me to make these cookies but after trying several recipes I had given up (they all tasted horrible or didn't turn out right). LOL! If so, please contact me at tlmswt2000(at)msn(dot)com. I also left a questions asking about how to make the larger Cricut dolls. Thanks a bunch! I sure hope that you are able to see older comments.
Tracey M.