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Easy Treats for a Wizard of Oz Party

Adele has been a youth services librarian in public libraries for 20 years.

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Cupcakes, Cookies, Candy, and Other Goodies

Here is a roundup of the easiest and quickest Wizard of Oz treat ideas on the web, all in one handy place. You'll find adorable cupcakes, cookies, candies and other treats that can be put together in a snap.

The key to keeping things simple is to think of iconic images from the movie and go from there. Here, youâll find lots of food based on colors of the rainbow. Youâll also find lots of ideas that invoke "good witches" and "bad witches"

And donât miss the "tin man kisses." Clever, and super-simple!

Use the Table of Contents below to quickly navigate to something specific. Or, simply keep paging down the site for more ideas.

Click on any of the blue links to get to a site which will show photos and directions on how to make these simple treats.

This is probably the easiest and most inexpensive idea of all. Make some cupcakes and frost them with blue, pink, or yellow icing. Sprinkle with some rainbow sprinkles, and then top them off with these ruby slippers, which double as a bookmark for your guests, once all the frosting is licked off.

Ruby Slippers Cupcake Toppers

Blue Gingham Cupcake Baking Liners

If you'd like an easy way to add a little more panache to your cupcakes, bake them in these cute blue gingham liners.

Wizard of Oz Cast Edible Icing Sheet

Here’s a way to get the look of the cakes you see in the bakery. You just peel the backing off of this edible icing art and apply it to your freshly frosted cake. The image is 7.5” by 10,” so it’s suitable for a small (1/4) sheet cake. It would probably look best if you pipe some frosting edging around it.

Wizard of Oz Characters Cake Kit

How to Pipe Frosting Video

This is a good, basic video that will show you how to use the icing equipment and how to pipe a border onto a cake.

Cupcakes

Cupcakes

Cupcakes

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Cute Cupcakes, Easy to Decorate

  • Sweet Scarecrow Cupcakes
    Using jellybeans, licorice, candy corn and an ice cream cone for a hat, you can make a super-cute scarecrow cupcakes.
  • Green Witch Cupcakes
    These witches, which use green icing for the face and chocolate-covered ice cream cones for the hat, bear a striking resemblance to the Wicked Witch of the West.
  • Witch Legs Cupcake
    There are several different ways to make these amusing cupcakes, which show just the legs and boots of the poor old Wicked Witch of the East. This version uses peppermint candy sticks for the legs, and marzipan for the boots.
  • Witch's Ball Witch Legs Cupcake
    Here's another variation on the overturned witch. Page down through the site until you see the cupcake with green-and white striped witch legs. The legs are drinking straws. The site sells a set of printables, but you could find some little witch sho
  • Witch Hat Cupcakes
    Here are the simplest witch cupcakes. Take some cupcakes, add green frosting and a chocolate ice cream cone. Pipe on a hat band and a buckle, and you're done.
  • Overturned Witch with Hat
    This cupcake was a finalist for Martha Stewart's cutest cupcakes contest. Since the cupcake artist doesn't provide directions, this one takes a little figuring. I'd say--use straws for the legs, marzipan for the shoes, a flat chocolate cookie and a H
  • Rainbow Cupcake
    Here's a simple rainbow cupcake idea. Frost with blue icing, then arrange a half-circle of rainbow candy. Dollop white icing "clouds" at the end of the rainbow.
  • Balloon Cupcakes
    Here’s another idea, and it doesn’t require any frosting. Make some chocolate chip muffins and attach a helium-filled balloon. Guests can keep the balloons as party favors.

Cookies

Rainbow Cake Balls

Rainbow Cake Balls

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Cute and Easy Cookies

  • Sweet Scarecrows
    Family Fun magazine always has some great ideas. For these little scarecrows, you use a cookie, sugar wafers, a candy corn, chocolate chips and chocolate sprinkles.
  • Melted Witch Puddles
    This adorable Taste of Home recipe uses white chocolate for the base, an Oreo and chocolate-covered bugle for the hat, and a pretzel and tinted coconut for the broom.
  • Witch's Hat Cookie
    Here’s a super-simple witch’s hat from Betty Crocker. All you need are fudge-striped shortbread cookies, a Hershey’s Kiss, and a little tube of red decorator’s icing.
  • Peanutella Haystacks
    If you want to just microwave and stir, this is the treat for you. These little “scarecrow haystacks” have just 3 ingredients: peanut butter, Nutella, and chow mein noodles.

Candies

Rainbow Candies

Rainbow Candies

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Easy-Peasy Candy Ideas

  • Tin Man Kisses
    OK, this is the easiest idea here. Get a small bucket (or other container, covered with aluminum foil) and some blue ginham. Fill it with Hershey's Kisses, and put up a little sign: "Tin Man Kisses."
  • Rainbow Candy Kabobs
    OK, maybe this is really the easiest idea here. Get a bunch of different colored gumdrops or similar candies, skewer them on a kabob stick and voila--rainbow candy sticks!
  • Candy Butterflies
    Remember the butterfly scene? Here you take some plastic ziplock bags, colored candy, and clothespins- -and you have a butterfly. The written instructions are in Spanish, but the step-by-step photos are clear enough that you'll know what to do.
  • Hot Air Balloon Lollipops
    If you want to just buy something and be done with it, you can buy a bunch of lollipops and call them "hot air balloons." This site actually sells lollipops in the shape of a hot air balloon.

Rainbow Fruit Salad

Rainbow Fruit Salad

Rainbow Fruit Salad

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I really like the idea of using fruit at parties. It's sweet as candy, but the fruits have lots of great nutrients. And they look splendid.

For this salad, mix together fresh blueberries, cubed pineapple and sliced strawberries. Add the sliced kiwi and bananas last, and pour on the following dressing:

1/3 cup orange juice

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 ½ Tbsp. honey

¼ tsp ground ginger

Dash of nutmeg

You can also skewer the fruit on big toothpicks and skip the dressing (though you’ll want to dip the banana slices in lemon or orange juice to prevent them from getting brown.)

Rainbow Lollipops

Rainbow Star Lollipops

Twisty Rainbow Lollipops

Wizard of Oz Pez Dispensers

Blue Gingham Plastic Table Cover

Party Box & Favors

At press time, these favor boxes were almost 70% off. This kit saves you the hassle of trying to go out and find all the items yourself. Each box includes a sticker sheet, a ruby lip gloss keychain, a “There’s No Place Like Home” bracelet, a ruby shoe filled with candy, and a mini silver star wand. They are all packaged in a box made to look like Dorothy’s basket—cute!

Note that items of similar quality might be substituted, due to availability.

Share your party ideas!

Charito Maranan-Montecillo from Manila, Philippines on March 09, 2014:

Nice party items!