Wizard of Oz Themed Party Guide

Step into the wonderful land of Oz!

Marcella Breglia


Take a trip down the yellow brick road and bring the wonderful Wizard of Oz movie to life! With these Wizard of Oz themed party ideas, you’ll transform your celebration into a fantastical adventure filled with ruby slippers, emerald hues, and the timeless charm of Dorothy and her friends! 

Whether you're celebrating a birthday, hosting a baby shower, or just looking for a reason to throw a magical gathering, we've got you covered. From decorations and festive entertainment, to themed food and games, our guide will help you create an unforgettable experience where guests will click their heels together out of excitement, just like Dorothy.  There's no place like home, and there's no party quite like a Wizard of Oz themed party!

Keep reading for magical Wizard of Oz themed party ideas…

Wizard of Oz Theme Party Entertainment Ideas

As guests travel to the Emerald City, entertain them with a tornado of fun inspired by these Wizard of Oz theme party ideas. From interactive performances to movie marathons, transport your guests into the heart of Oz for an experience they won't forget.

Costumed Characters

The Wizard of Oz theme party - costumed characterVendor: Dream Friends Entertainment

Bring the beloved characters of The Wizard of Oz to life by hiring costumed characters! With Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, Glinda, and even the Wicked Witch of the Westin attendance, it will be a meet-and-greet like no other! 

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The Wizard of Oz theme party - DJVendor: All Inclusive Entertainment

Set the soundtrack of your event by booking a DJ who will transport your guests over the rainbow and beyond! Whether it be classic tunes featured in the movie or modern hits, everyone will be dancing down the Yellow Brick Road.

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Photo Booth

The Wizard of Oz theme party - photo boothVendor: Absolutely Fabulous Photo Booth

Transform a corner of your celebration into the perfect backdrop with iconic scenes from Oz, like the Yellow Brick Road, the Emerald City, or even the poppy field. Set up props like ruby slippers, wizard hats, and wands so guests can channel the characters, strike a pose, and have a keepsake to remember the iconic night.

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Movie Screen Rental

The Wizard of Oz theme party - movie screen rentalVendor: Power 12 Events, LLC

Can it truly be a Wizard of Oz themed party without a screening of the classic film? Rent a movie screen so you can transform your backyard into a cinematic adventure through the wonderful land of Oz. .

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Wizard of Oz Theme Party Food Ideas

There is no place like the snack table at a party. With these deliciously adorable treats, you can have food that is as tasty as it is decorative! 

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Animal Crackers

The Wizard of Oz theme party - animal crackersPhoto: Nicole Kandi/shutterstock.com

Animal crackers are a simple and delicious snack that cater to the little one as well as the adults. A bucket of animal crackers with a label that nods to the classic line “lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” will make for a perfect addition to your celebration. 

Yellow Brick Road Lemon Bars

The Wizard of Oz theme party - lemon barsPhoto: Elena Veselova/shutterstock.com

The buttery shortbread crust serves as the sturdy foundation, while the luscious lemon filling adds a zesty twist. Cut the lemon bars into brick shapes, and voila–you have a scrumptious tribute to the Yellow Brick Road! 

Tin Man’s Hat (Hershey Kisses)

The Wizard of Oz theme party - Hershey KissesPhoto: George Sheldon/shutterstock.com

This sweet treat might just steal your heart – Tin Man’s Hat, aka, Hershey Kisses. These treats pay homage to the Tin Man's quest for a heart in The Wizard of Oz, and is sure to be a fan favorite. 

Lollipop Guild Lollis 

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Take a trip to Munchkinland by having Lollipop Guild lollipops at your Wizard of Oz themed party! These will add the perfect pop of color and flavor to your celebration whether they’re in eye-catching centerpieces, delightful party favors, or as a sweet surprise in goodie bags! 

Over the Rainbow Cupcakes

The Wizard of Oz theme party - over the rainbow cupcakes

Plush and velvety icing with a sour rainbow candy propped across, these Over the Rainbow Cupcakes by Oh So Delicioso are adorable treats for your Wizard of Oz theme party!

Ding Dong Cupcakes

The Wizard of Oz theme party - Ding Dong cupcakes

Take a line from the movie song “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead” by serving homemade Ding Dongs at your Wizard of Oz party. These chocolate cupcakes have a vanilla creme filling and are covered in a shell of solid chocolate.

Wizard of Oz Theme Party Drink Ideas

Take a trip down this yellow brick road that leads right to the drink table! Add a little extra magic to your celebration with Wizard of Oz themed party drinks. 

Dorothy’s Blueberry Lemonade 

The Wizard of Oz theme party - blueberry lemonadePhoto: Wiktory/shutterstock.com

Just like her signature blue gingham dress, this delicious drink is as refreshing as it is cute. A fan favorite twist on traditional lemonade, blueberry lemonade is the perfect homage to the movie. Served both spiked or old fashioned to make all guests happy!

Emerald City Punch 

The Wizard of Oz theme party - Emerald City punch

This Green Sherbert Punch by My Forking Life looks just like a potion, and the perfectly green color matches the Emerald City! The bubbles and vibrant shade nod to the Wicked Witch while the irresistible flavor will make it a crowd pleaser.

Glinda’s Good Brew

The Wizard of Oz theme party - Glinda's Good Brew

It wouldn’t be a Wizard of Oz party if you didn’t honor Glinda! Another simple option that will make all ages happy is this pink punch recipe by Live Laugh Rowe. For this party, add a sign and call it Glinda’s Good Punch! 

Ruby Slipper Sangria

The Wizard of Oz theme party - ruby slipper sangriaPhoto: MaraZe/shutterstock.com

Red sangria is the perfect way to incorporate the iconic ruby red slippers into your Wizard of Oz themed party. Use your favorite fruity red wine, triple sec, berry flavored liqueur, and a mix of fresh berries to make a big batch of ruby red sangria.

Wizard of Oz Theme Party Decoration Ideas

Turn your event space into a place where dreams do come true. Get inspired by these ideas that will infuse the spirit of Oz into every corner and channel Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. 

Follow the Yellow Brick Road Entrance

The Wizard of Oz theme party - yellow brick road entrancePhoto: MikhailSh/shuterstock.com

Welcome your guests with a magical entrance that lets them follow the yellow brick road! Set the tone for a celebration where every step leads to a magical adventure, just like Dorothy's unforgettable quest in The Wizard of Oz!

Green and Gold Color Scheme

The Wizard of Oz theme party - green and gold color schemePhoto: photosbelkina/shutterstock.com

Transform your space into a dazzling Emerald City by incorporating green hues and gold accents. From shimmering tablecloths and hanging decorations, to golden centerpieces and emerald green balloons, each element will contribute to a magical ambiance. 

Ruby Slippers Centerpieces 

The Wizard of Oz theme party - ruby slipper centerpiecesPhoto: Your Photo Quest/shutterstock.com

The iconic ruby red slippers will make the perfect focal point at all your tables. Set a tablescape that gleams with the spirit of Oz while each centerpiece invites guests to click their heels and join in the celebration!

Poppy Field Tables

The Wizard of Oz theme party - poppy field tablesPhoto: Pixel-Shot/shutterstock.com

Incorporate the vibrant reddish-orange color from the poppy flowers in The Wizard of Oz into your celebration. Create the magical setting of Munchkinland by having poppy patterned tablecloths and fresh floral arrangements. This party theme is sure to be vibrant, and the perfect way to achieve that is with a fun tablescape. 

Wizard of Oz Theme Party Games and Activities

Add some extra fun with The Wizard of Oz party themed games and activities! From interactive challenges inspired by Dorothy's journey down the Yellow Brick Road to imaginative contests that pay homage to the beloved characters of Oz, these ideas are designed to transport your guests into a world of magical fun. 

Pin the Heart on the Tin Man 

The Wizard of Oz theme party - pin the heart on the Tin Man

It’s only right to bring the Tin Man his heart, and what better way to do that than with a pin the heart on the Tin Man game? Blindfolded participants take turns attempting to place a heart-shaped cutout on a poster of the Tin Man's chest. This is a fun and simple way to add some themed games to your celebration.

Tornado Twister 

The Wizard of Oz theme party - tornado TwisterPhoto: LightField Studios/shutterstock.com

Inspired by Dorothy's turbulent journey to Oz, this interactive and entertaining activity will bring a whirlwind of fun. All you have to do is dust off the old Twister mat and use your imagination like you were in the eye of a tornado, just like Dorothy! 

Mini Scarecrow Craft

The Wizard of Oz theme party - mini scarecrow craftPhoto: STUDIO 11/shutterstock.com

Inspired by the lovable Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz, this entertaining and creative craft invites guests to use their brain power and make their favorite character. You’ll need craft sticks, straw, colorful fabric, glue, and googly eyes to assemble a miniature scarecrow frame, stuff him, and bring him to life!

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Published on 2/2/2024