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You’re Not in Kansas Anymore… Create a Great and Powerful Oz Prom

For Dorothy, it was all about the shoes. Her ruby red slippers were the key to 11pksbecsfinding her way home after her magical adventures with her new best friends. For you, planning a Great and Powerful Oz Prom is all about the decorations. Make prom guests realize they’re not in Kansas anymore – they’re in Oz, and their prom is a beautiful and magical place.

With the upcoming release of the movie “Oz”, there’s plenty of buzz going around about the Emerald City and all the Land of Oz has to offer. Check out the movie trailer for Oz for some added inspiration for your Great and Powerful Oz Prom.

Entrance to Oz

We all know there’s only one way to Oz – the Yellow Brick Road! So obviously that should be the way your prom guests find their way to the prom. If the weather permits, use the Yellow Brick Road Walkway not only on the inside of your prom venue, but on the outside as well. Consider having a promenade walk where couples can walk the Yellow Brick Road and have their pictures taken by family and friends.

The actual entrance to the room holding the prom should be spectacular, like Oz itself! Use the Emerald City Grand Entrance to wow prom guests. It’s more than seven feet tall, so it will tower over all prom guests dressed in their fanciest clothes to come to Oz.

Create Your Own Oz

Once inside, dazzle them with your Oz decorations. Make sure you have a grand centerpiece for the room that everyone’s eyes will be drawn to. Maybe it’s the Emerald City Stairway Background, or the Emerald City Background. Whatever it is, it should be the focal point of the prom and stunning enough that every prom guest will want a photo in front of it.

Post some Emerald City Columns around the room, perhaps around the dance floor so people can find it easily. If the room has columns built in, wrap them with green gossamer and maybe even some tiny white lights. The majority of the room should be a beautiful green color like the Emerald City.

11pkc1877If you want a true Oz prom, purchase an entire kit like the Wizard of Oz Kit, which includes an Oz Entrance, three Giant Poppies Standees, Two Blue Split Rail Fences, the Emerald City Background, Yellow Brick Road Walkway and a balloon Apple Tree. For those who want the elegance of the Emerald City, there’s the Emerald City Kit, which includes Emerald City decorations like the Stairway Background, Grand Entrance, Standee, Staircase Standee, Yellow Brick Road Walkway and two columns.

Tables Fit for the Great and Powerful

Table decorations are just as important as the rest of the venue. Since most of your decorations will be emerald, think about covering your tables in yellow, like the Yellow Brick Road. One way to create a centerpiece is to use your prom favors as a centerpiece, like personalized picture frames, candy jars, or candy bars.

Remember How Oz Makes You Feel

Whether it’s the original classic, Wizard of Oz, or the trailer for the new movie Oz, the land of Oz makes you feel something special. If you can take that feeling and make it come to life at your prom, you’ll have an event that prom guests will remember for a lifetime. Pull this off and you might feel like the Great and Powerful Oz yourself!

Off to See the Wizard

Lions and tigers and bears? Oh my! Vicious beasts may not be the best idea for prom, but a venue decked out like Oz can make for a gorgeous and unforgettable night. Take your attendees to a magical place that can only come from the Wizard of Oz event theme.

Vibrant hues of green are a must for a recreation of the Emerald City. Welcome people to the city with a spectacular Emerald City Grand Entrance. Its towering castle doors will stop traffic and make for a perfect photo opportunity.

It’s all about the atmosphere when it comes to creating the famous Emerald City. Take their breath away with the Emerald City Stairway Background. The illusion of stairs leading to the Wizard of Oz can be the focal point of your event. Perfect for pictures and hiding areas of your venue you don’t want seen, this 9-foot-3 tall and 14-feet wide background will make your Emerald City come to life!

Anything goes in the home of the Wizard of Oz, which is what makes it such a special and magical place. Add your own personal touch to the place with different colored lanterns hanging from the ceiling. They can add romantic lighting to the venue and pops of color to the Emerald City. Not everything was green in Oz, so don’t be afraid to step away from your core color.

Another way to add color is on the tables. Gold goes beautifully with green. Cover tables in white, but add sparkles of green and gold confetti for added flare. Don’t forget the importance of ruby red- the color of Dorothy’s famous slippers. Make your food and beverage tables stand out by covering them in a red glitter taffeta fabric. No one will miss the location of the refreshments with a beautiful table covering that will sparkle just like Dorothy’s unforgettable shoes.

Just because the music may be modern, doesn’t mean the dance floor has to take away from the Wizard of Oz theme. Designate your dance space by surrounding it with the very road that led Dorothy to the Emerald City- the yellow brick road. Use the yellow brick road walkway to surround the dance floor. The bright yellow will attract attendees to the best part of the event- the dancing.

Remember your favorite part of the Wizard of Oz? Make it a part of your event! Whether it was the yellow brick road, the rainbow Dorothy sang about, or even the beautiful poppies that put Dorothy and her friends to sleep, you can make it a part of your Wizard of Oz themed party. Go all out and purchase an entire Wizard of Oz Kit, and you’ll have an Emerald City that would make the Wizard himself proud!