THE STONE RABBIT just had to come to the party, too. He'd been looking forward to seeing the end results of all of the preparations. He told his little yard ornament friends that he had two things he was especially looking forward to doing----the first, he told them, was to be able to hop down the Yellow Brick Road- - - which he did !!! The second one will come later! :)
The Grand Girl loved looking at the little OZ exhibit her mom had set up in the entry.
Of course, the actual movie of The Wizard of Oz was playing during the entire party. The Grand Girl loves this movie. . . . can you tell? Also playing during the party was the sound track to the movie- - -it made for a very festive atmosphere!
One of my friends and her daughter own a shop, SPECIAL EVENTS, in Blue Springs, Missouri. Besides providing all sorts of wonderful items needed for special occasions (including plates, napkins, plasticware, and LOTS more) they also design the sweetest balloon arrangements. I purchased this cute sunflower design for the party. After all, sunflowers remind me of Kansas and THAT'S where Dorothy lived!
On Part 2, I showed you the larger Flying Monkeys we had created for the entryway.
My daughter-in-law came up with this cute display of Flying Monkeys in Training!! We attached wings to the little plastic monkeys, then hung them from the light fixture above the food table.
A Rainbow of color was seen in the plates, napkins and plasticware.
My daughter-in-law thought of great labels for the food!!!
The Ruby Slippers seemed to be a favorite among the little party guests! :)
These darling creations were made by my DIL!!! The little party guests also LOVED these!!!
After lunch, which also included grilled hot dogs, it was cake time!!!
My son lit the candle while The Girl looked on!
Then she took a BIG breath and . . . . .
and blew out her candle!!
After cake and ice cream, the little guests played a game of Pin the Heart on the Tin Man!
The party was a huge hit and a whole bunch of fun. . . . and, boy oh boy, was The Birthday Girl ever tired by the end of the day!
So there you have it, in three posts, The Wizard of Oz birthday party given for my little Grand Girl.
It WAS a joy to be a part of the planning and creating. . . . .she certainly loved her day and so did her Nana!
Oh, I told you in the beginning that THE STONE RABBIT had two things he wanted to do at the party. The first was to hop down the Yellow Brick Road. The second was to made certain The Wicked Witch was really dead.
After a couple of pokes to her leg, he proudly proclaimed:
"LET, THE JOYOUS NEWS BE SPREAD. . .THE WICKED OLD WITCH AT LAST IS DEAD!"
In fact, later that evening, he told his yard ornament buddies all about the party. They so enjoyed hearing about his day at the party and the good news about The Wicked Witch. Then, as they hopped away, I heard them laughing and singing, "Ding Dong, The Witch is dead, the Wicked Witch, the mean old Witch. . . . . . ."
And it WAS a good day!