Wizard of Oz Farmhouse cake - rainbow inside with Rainbow Macaron Feature
Some people are amazing, I was talking to my friend Sandy this morning and she mentioned how after each birthday party she starts planning the one for next year.
Wow, that's really organised, like really really organised. I can't compete with that.
Poor Sophie got 2 weeks of planning for this one. I was still in recovery from Lilli's party when my sister in law asked what date we were actually having Sophie's party as her birthday was about 2 weeks away.
But it's ok, I do some of my best work under pressure, I already had in my mind that we would be having a Wizard of Oz party, as my newly 4 year old really does make a sweet Dorothy.
I just needed to invite some kids, come up with some party games and think up / make some themed party food over the next 2 weeks.
Piece of Rainbow cake (hehe). Although truthfully the rainbow cake was no piece of cake at all, actually quite a bit of work there but it was adored by Sophie who made suitable 'oh wow' noises.
Oh and look at that tiny triangle of violet cake at the top left after I carved out the shape. Honestly what kind of idiot would bake a whole layer of cake for that..........Well I think we all know.
Doesn't look quite so crazy from this angle, but we all still know how much violet there really is don't we.
Of course the ever wonderful and talented Terri my sister in law made the pom pom decorations, labels and took the photos as well.
Wizard of Oz party table menu
Farmhouse rainbow cake - yup it really is rainbow inside.
Rainbow Macarons - served in a jar and also two tone rainbow feature behind house. Filling included peppermint buttercream, raspberry ganache and orange ganache.
Poppy field cake balls
Rainbow sweet liquorice and Glinda's lolly mix
Rainbow fruit salad
Ruby Slipper sugar cookies with raspberry glaze - Click here for recipe and instructions
Rainbow coloured popcorn
Emerald City Punch (kiwi fruit juice)
I got these cute little bottles from Imprintables click here for link and you can get the striped straws there as well, from Details Details or Paper Scissors Rock Stationery. You can actually get these bottles yourself by buying them still filled with juice and then soaking and scrubbing the labels off, but I don't drink juice and I don't like scrubbing so totally worth having Imprintables do that hard work for me.
I really wanted some little baskets to have as my loot bags. I saw some on Sharnel Dollar designs that were perfect but alas they were all sold out.
So I opted for these coloured pails and bought them in the colours of the rainbow. Once again from my local thrift store (This size $2.50, although there were also smaller versions for $1.50)
I did get lucky at Ikea, Puppy hand puppets on sale for $2.99. Toto cute.
"Tin Man" Little heart chocs from David Jones 50c each
"Scare crow diploma (and party thank you note)" made by Terri
Ruby Slipper cookies by me
and some rainbow coloured fruit rings.
Wizard of Oz Party Games
Wicked Witch Poison Potion treasure hunt. I decanted bubble bath into these bottles ($2.49 from Crazy Clarks) and stuck some witch pics onto them and the kids had to find them in the garden.
Musical Statues (Sophie's game pic) kids dance to the music and freeze when the music stops, players are out if they move.... you know the drill. Everyone got a Wizard of Oz colouring book which was free colouring pages off the internet. The winner got this lovely pencil case from The Little Orchard on Etsy. Funny thing they also make felt brains and hearts which are kinda realistic and could fit in with this Wiz of Oz theme.
Pass the Picnic basket - it's not a party in this house without pass the parcel. Prizes were individually wrapped and each guest picked an appropriate coloured prize when the music stopped on them. Emerald city necklaces, candy and Dorothy hair clips.
I liked the tin man the best....Still they went home with Nana I couldn't sleep with them in the house.
After the party was over I asked Sophie what the best part was. "All of it" she said making big wide arm motions, melting my heart and making all the work seem worth it.
Hope to share some more recipes soon.
Link to Amazon:
Sweets on a Stick: More Than 150 Kid-Friendly Recipes for Cakes, Candies, Cookies, and Pies on the Go!
Or at Fishpond (free shipping Australia)