What better subject for a children’s party than the "Wizard of Oz”? So when we discovered this was the chosen theme for a six-year-old birthday boy, we were thrilled to be involved in organising such a fun kids party.
A good party planner will tell you that kid’s party entertainment is crucial to creating a legendary event, so we knew that we had to bring the City of Oz to life for the party guests. We wrote a short but clever play, and found the perfect people to play our main characters: Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow. Our performance was the perfect blend of staged performance and interactive fun: we introduced some special effects and got the kids involved in the show by helping the Tin Man get moving and teaching the Scarecrow how to understand the jokes. They even performed some magic to get rid of the wicked witch.
When the show was over the children had lots of craft fun, decorating the Emerald City Castle, before enjoying a magic show. Children’s party food ideas are always vital to a successful event, and we created a wonderful Wizard of Oz birthday cake to end the day.
Like Dorothy we know, “There is no place like home”, so we waved goodbye to our party guests, knowing they would be talking about this birthday party for many months to come.