4.29.2014

the wizard of oz party

So you may remember last year when my friend partook in Taste for Books. It's a local competition benefiting the library. Each group picks a book and competes in food, table decor, and costume. Last year was Peter Pan and this year was The Wizard of Oz. I'm so psyched to share you what they cooked up. 


There's so much goodness I just don't know where to begin. Can we talk about this amazing handmade tornado?! That sentence is totally throwing Google through a loop by the way! I think it's chicken wire and batting with spray paint if I remember correctly. There's a house, bike, and random cow stuck in there too! And do you see Toto sticking out of his basket? And the 'rainbow banner?'




The lollipops were made with pipe cleaners. The yellow brick road was made out of pieces of wood in a herringbone pattern. And that crown is just mindblowing to me. Normal people would've just bought a tiara but my friends are not ordinary... they're extraordinary [I really couldn't help myself there].





Did you know in the original book that the famous ruby red slippers are actually silver but the filmmakers wanted the red to pop since the movie would be in color? There's a few other differences too from what I hear. That's the benefit of having librarian friends in the know.

Now check out this amazing hot air balloon [it's green in the book ... again, benefits yo]. Katie made this with tissue paper cut into circles over a paper mache model. I think its the bomb and want one for my bedroom. I hear Target totally wants to partner with me for that one. 





Did you see the badge of courage and ticking heart? And that mean Emerald city worthy of its own badge?! And the witch shoes?! I knew they were made but as I was going through the photos I didn't expect them and they made me laugh. They're just too funny. 

I hope you enjoyed the fruits of my crafty friends! I love sharing projects in which I did nothing but resize some photos ;)

15 comments:

  1. Love the handmade tornado. So cool!

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    1. I know I think they should set up an Etsy shop! The newest rage in home decor :p

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  2. That tornado is so awesome. I love all the little touches. The food signs are awesome and I love the shoes sticking out behind the table :)

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  3. Is this even real?! It is so amazing! Kind of making my crepe paper and balloon parties pale in comparison. :)

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    1. Haha these girls make everything pale in comparison. It's kind of their m.o. ;)

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  4. Looks like a lot of fun. That tornado is so great!

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  5. I agree with Katja on that tornado! It looks so real! It all looks amazing and fun!

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  6. That is a really cute set up! I love all the details. I especially love the feet poking out of the table. Genius!

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  7. Adorable! Great party theme. The feet sticking out from the table is hilarious and the perfect touch!

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  8. A lot of creativity really went in to this. Very cool. How was the tornado made?

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  9. How did they make the tornado? The hot air balloon basket?

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    1. I think it was chicken wire and batting for the tornado and papermache over a balloon for the the basket, attached to an actual basket.

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