This is post #2 for our Wizard of Oz Retirement party. This post features the tables and themes that we used to create the atmosphere for the party. By placing white table cloths on all the tables and creating a runner and centerpiece for each table it all still looked like it went together. We couldn't pick just one that we liked the most so we went with as many as we could think of to decorate each table. This caused the guest to get up and move around during the party as well to look at all the different themes of the tables.
This table was the wicket witch table. We used flowers in a witch's pot, a witch's broom and hat, and a sign that said "Caution Water". We placed scrabble tile sets on each table with the name of the theme. We used green accents as well for this table.
For Dorthy's table we used blue and white gingham fabric for the runner as well as a Dorthy nutcracker, red shoes, wooden blocks painted gold to represent the yellow brick road, a basket and a stuffed toto.
For the tin man table, we used aluminum foil as the table runner, tin man figurines members of the PTO had, tin cans wrapped in red ribbon, red painted hearts for confetti and red painted hearts on sticks to go in the tin cans.
For Glinda the good witch table we used lots of pinks and satins as well as tissue paper flowers and whit felt crown to hold the flowers. We also had wands that you can't see in this picture.
For the Lion table we used a Lion nutcracker and some wood pieces we cut from a small branch. We used brown felt for the table runner and created a courage badge for the nutcracker to hold.
For the scarecrow table we used a scarecrow nutcracker, green burlap, small bayles of hay and crows to finish it off.
For the Land of OZ table we used severl different sized toilet paper and paper towel rolls and covered them in green paper. We also used green wrapping paper for a table runner and placed apples and red poppies down the center. We taped all the wrapped green rolls with a shiny green tape to make Oz sparkle a bit more.
Please come back and see the next post related to this party - the favors we had at each table to go with each theme.