Monday, June 29, 2009

Wizard of Oz Backyard Movie

On Sunday night, we screened the Wizard of Oz as part of our backyard movie series.
My friend Sandy had just hosted a Wizard of Oz teacher appreciation week at her daughter's school last month so I borrowed most of her decorations.
We usually toast marshmallows but I found these adorable ruby slippers and emerald cupcake liners from Bake it Pretty and I couldn't resist!

I used Blackladder ITC font for the signage.

I was going to stuff about 5 monkeys but settled with one. He hung around on the chandelier overlooking the table.


I used Sheridan's playhouse as Dorothy's house that fell on the Wicked Witch of the East. I had the striped stockings from my pirate costume and stuffed them with plastic bags. I bought red pumps from Goodwill and covered them in red glitter. (She was a sexy witch!)

The Wizard Elixer was Limeade and we also served Auntie Em's Lemonade.
We had a giant mural of the forest and I brought out my Halloween tree and hung apples from it. On the opposite side of the yard, there hung a mural of the Emerald City. I laid out a yellow brick road made out of yellow rubber latex. Sorry I don't have pictures of these.
The next movie screening is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on July 9th.






33 comments:

Allidink said...

Oh my gosh! Great idea! That is so cute! I just love all those ideas especially the "take one my pretty" LOL.

All the best,
Allison

justfineinflipflops said...

This is great. I love everything about it. My sister is crazy about The Wizard of Oz, and her
40th birthday is right around the corner.....you just gave me some great ideas!! Thanks!!

Natasha @ FĂȘte Fanatic said...

Cute ides. Love the props and decor!

Visions Events Designs said...

How Cute, different theme idea!

dana said...

Did your guests LOVE your Oz decor? How could they not? How funny that your monkeys were so much like ours!! I wish I had known about the little ruby slippers---darn cute!! Thanks for your wonderful share!! L, Dana

Susan Crabtree said...

Love the cupcakes & the signage-too cute!

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

This is my fave so far!!! Love the little legs under the house!

Jessica said...

Fantastic! I love the cupcakes with the little red shoes and the monkeys! Ohh the flying monkeys are just too cute! <3 Good job.

Cassie said...

Just darling! I love the ruby slippers on the cup cakes!

Jean Knee said...

those legs sticking out from under the house are cracking me up, love it

Brenda said...

Awesome! Love the glittery shoes & cool cupcakes!

Polka Dot Moon said...

You are unbelievable!! I'm just in awe!!!

Christi Bennett said...

What a creative party! The Wizard of Oz was one of my favorite movies growing up and of course now I love Wicked. Ooh...a Wicked party?!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Once again you make me in awe of your parties. Every where you turn there is another surprise and detail to go with the theme.

I so wish I was your neighbor.

Don't you love when you can borrow party props from friends.

I always swap with my friend too. Sure helps to save on money.

Hugs,
Joanne

denise said...

So cute - love the cupcakes

Entertain Exchange said...

Very cute...love the legs under the house!

amanda bel said...

Your cupcakes are fantastic! Thanks so much for mentioning Bake It Pretty! :) I'd love to add your pics to the gallery, if it's OK.

~Amanda

dana said...

I thought of you when the Pink Family came rolling to my house on their Party Bus!! :) It's hard pulling PINK into 4th of July! :)

I wish you and yours a happy and safe Independence Day!! L, Dana

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Move to CT so I can attend!

what fun!!!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, this is amazing, I love it! I'll be linking.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

This party adorable Donna! Red Ruby Shoes and all! I love the witch under the play house! Looks just like the movie! Your creative juices are amazing dear!

Hugs!
Maryjane

Jerri-Lea said...

That is fab.u.lous! I love the Wicked Witch that the house fell on!

denise said...

Anxious to see pics from the Harry Potter screening - I'm working on some HP related party stuff right now and would love to see your ideas

thriftylittleblog said...

Wow! I love the cupcakes, especially the "take one my pretty" sign.

lisalyn said...

You are amazing!
I wish I lived in your neighborhood!! :)
Great job.

Heather said...

That is so cool! Now you've made me want to throw a Wizard of Oz party...

Love the witch legs especially.

fran said...

I'm a HUGE Wiz of OZ fan, and I'm completely inspired now! Thanks for sharing your creative party with us!

Amy said...

Found your site through One Pretty Thing...OH MY GOSH!!! I didn't even know I needed to have a Wizard of Oz party until you inspired me! AMAZING...love love love the cupcakes!!!

Kendra@My Insanity said...

Still wish I was your neighbor! LOVE the shoes hanging out of the playhouse!

Anonymous said...

I love your ideas and everything looks so appealing to the eye! I especially love the metallic green tablecover, do you mind telling me where you purchased it? thanks!

kara's party ideas said...

i can't believe i didn't remember this party sooner! i added your ideas to my post :). thanks!!!

hchristmann said...

curious about the teacher appreciation week theme...how did this translate to that? i live in kansas and am the teacher appreciation chair this coming year and was thinking about that theme, so was wondering how your friend tied the wizard of oz theme to teacher appreciation week...

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

For teacher appreciation, the hallways were lined with the yellow brick road, loosely drawn on yellow school paper (the big reams). The walls were lined with poppy fields and the teachers lunches were presented in picnic baskets.