Wizard of Oz Party

We threw a Wizard of Oz party for my daughter Sophie’s 3rd birthday. She was and is a big fan of the movie. She likes to dress up like Dorothy, assign roles to the family and then snuggle up with her stuffed Toto and watch the movie.

To celebrate her birthday she asked if she could have friends come over to watch the movie with her. I popped some pop corn and laid out a spread of movie inspired lunch food.

The menu itself was simple. I added a few movie inspired captions to each dish for a little Hollywood pizzazz.

Glenda's Wand: PB&J

Glenda’s Wand: PB&J

The chicken and tuna salad wraps came from an American Test Kitchen Recipe. I’ve made these salads for years without a recipe. For this party I wanted to try something different. I am so glad I did. These wraps flew off the plate. Not one remained. I’ve added a printable version of my take on their recipe to the bottom of this post.

 The Scarecrows Diploma in Thinkology
The Scarecrow’s Diploma in Thinkology

We usually serve a fruit salad. Why not organize the fruit into a colorful rainbow?

Some where over the rainbow...

Some where over the rainbow…


Red Velvet Cake pops covered in sprinkles and ruby red chocolate

Red Velvet Cake pops covered in sprinkles and ruby red chocolate

Why cake pops? Well, why not?!

We added a ginger ale and lime sorbet punch with the caption, “I’m Melting.”  The recipe is a simple  1:1 ratio.

We served a rainbow cake with a huge “wow” factor. I have post with those details archived under Wizard of Oz Party Ideas. You can see both the cake and punch in the cover photo.

I hope these little ideas leave you feeling inspired.

Wizard of Oz Party
A flavorful upscale twist on the classic chicken salad.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Chicken Salad
Serves: 12 wraps
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1¾ pounds cooked, chilled and chopped boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 ribs of celery chopped fine
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablesppons fresh minced parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced basil
  1. Toss all ingredients together. Season with salt and pepper.




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