It was on this day 77 years ago that The Wizard of Oz had its first premier in Hollywood, CA. Despite its weak opening, the film brought enormous success to its star Judy Garland, who shot up the popularity charts for her career-making role as Dorothy Gale.
The initial box office numbers were pretty low, with the film making about $3 million on a $2.7 million budget. However, despite the low ticket numbers, The Wizard of Oz went on to win a couple Oscars that year, including one for Best Original Song (“Somewhere Over the Rainbow”) and Best Original Score. The film was also nominated for four other Academy Awards, including Best Picture (Gone with the Wind nabbed the Oscar in that category, as well as many others).
However, like most other box office flops, The Wizard of Oz would go on to become one of the most beloved movie classics of our time, resting comfortably atop several Best Movie lists, pop culture lists, and Favorite Movie lists from actors and critics alike.
If you want to take The Yellow Brick Road to Oz and host a fun Wizard of Oz viewing party, this is the post for you! Gathered here are eight awesome food-themed ideas for your movie night, including Over the Rainbow Drinks, Melted Witch Cookies, and much more!
Also, stay tuned for some cool Wizard of Oz craft ideas coming your way this week, as well as some fun trivia about the movie that only the Great and Powerful fans would know!
8 Wizard of Oz Party Food Ideas
Get things started with these Over the Rainbow Drinks. Made using colored ice cubes, these are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike!
For a fun snack during the movie, nosh on these cute Chocolate Tornadoes, made with Bugels. Bugels are available in different flavors at different locations. Check your local gas station for a good assortment!
These Scarecrow Hay Snacks are a riot and can be filled with sausages, hot dogs, or a filling of your choice.
And it’s not a Wizard of Oz party without Ruby Slippers. Made using Nutter Butter cookies, these sparkling slippers are a party must-have!
If you’re looking for something easy and fun to serve at your movie night, check out these Melted Witch Cookies. Easy decorating make these cookies a fun treat for Good Witches and Bad Witches!
Looking for a more savory treat for your movie night? Try these Guava and Cheese Macarons, which look like little yellow bricks.
Fans of Wicked: The Musical might also enjoy these Good Witch and Bad Witch Cupcakes. Simple decorations make these cupcakes classy and fun for any Wizard of Oz themed party.
Finally, as a fun party favor, these Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Animal Cracker Goodie Bags are a fun treat for the ride home.
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