A Birthday in Oz

Well, this weekend my Little Miss turned five and we celebrated in Wizard of Oz style. It was a rather handmade affair, and when the bakery couldn’t find the Wizard of Oz characters to go on the cake I’d wanted to order, I just decided to bake a few treats (some ‘yellow brick road’ lemon bars and brownies) and have an ice cream sundae bar for the kids (and adults!) and everyone seemed quite content!

I used an old vintage table cloth with “poppy-like” flowers on it and a few of my Nicol Sayre halloween witch dolls and some flowers for decorations. I ended up being pretty pleased with the little gift bags I dreamed up. I got the red lunch bags at Target for about $2 for a stack and tied them with ribbon through punched holes made from pieces of fabric left over from the Dorothy skirt I made Audrey. Inside there was a giant lollipop, a magic wand, some Wizard of Oz rings I ordered off of Amazon and flower seed packs of poppies. The illustration on the bag I found online, printed with photo paper and glued on the bags. Voila! Wizard of Oz in a bag!~
I’m always of the mind that I can do a lot of these little party things myself to cut costs, but it still is a bit daunting to get every last thing bought, made, and remembered. But we had it done and it was fun and I’m glad that we have a whole year to worry about it again 🙂
And now that she’s 5, my Audrey is quite the big kid. She was supposed to be a St.Patrick’s Day baby, but came a week early, much to my surprise. I always tell her that her birthday brings the flowers, and its true; things are getting all bloomy and waking up from winter now. If you squint and don’t realize you’re looking at weeds, even the lawns are starting to green up! I can’t wait for the lush abundance of spring. Every season has it’s charm, but there’s a special relief to seeing springtime again.
Well, I need to get a little painting done so I will go for now!~ Hope your week is starting on a good foot-
~H

19 thoughts on “A Birthday in Oz

  1. What a fabulous birthday celebration for your girl! I just love the homemade style with great treats and adorable party favor bags! Indeed it looks like a very special celebration! Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday Audrey!!

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  2. Thank you, Stephanie! I do like spring babies 🙂 You get to be big and fat in the winter when all you can wear for shoes is snow boots and have a built-in heater, and then when the weather gets warm you have your little one to go out and about with! Its perfect!

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  3. Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY Miss Audrey! Wow FIVE!!GREAT Birthaday ideas!! And now the voice of the witch saying \”Poppies poppies pop….pieeeees\” is stuck in my head!!!I was a St Patties baby!! And so is my Mom! My Irish Dad was thrilled to have his St Patty's day girls! Blessings and Hugs, Linnie

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  4. Ooh, I had so much to catch up on here!Happy Birthday to Audrey. The party bags were inspired!Feeling foggy … funnily enough I posted about something similar just the other day, and a couple of folk have commented they've felt the same way. I'm beginning to think the weeks of weird winter weather have affected a lot of us … the seasons aren't quite in kilter and so neither are we. Hope the sun comes out to lift your fog 😀

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