Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wizard of Oz Party and {Surprise Giveaway With The TomKat Studio}!

There's No Place Like Home.


This is one of my favorite lines from The Wizard of Oz...as I feel it rings true in so many, many ways. This party was designed purely out of joy and a source of inspiration for you!

**ALL FABULOUS party photos are by the amazing Andrea of Open Shade Studios--a true delight and talent!***

{note: this is a lengthy blog post, but one I hope you find heartfelt and inspirational...at the end will be a VERY special surprise giveaway sponsored by Kim of The TomKat Studio! AND there is a giveaway for Kate Landers Events, LLC, hosted on Kim's blog, so be sure to hop over there to ENTER!!!}




{The Party Inspiration}

While I am fully aware of the many political meanings in the story The Wizard of Oz, as well as the adaptations made to create a movie out of the book (such as changing Dorothy's slippers from silver to ruby red!), there is one message in particular that stands out to me, as spoken by Dorothy:

Dorothy: "...I think that...if I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard."

                                                        {from The Wizard of Oz; source unknown}           
What is it about this line that means so much? To me it reminds us that there really is no place like home; that our own imaginations can take us to the greatest places in the entire world--and you don't need to go anywhere great adventures!


                                                      {from The Wizard Of Oz; source unknown}
As you may know, I truly adore celebrating the lives of children as they are each so precious, and in particular, I love designing events that fuel their imagination.


                                             {from The Wizard of Oz; source unknown}
Therefore, creating a party based on a film that teaches the value of our imaginations and all the power we already have within ourselves (that you need not seek out for from others), was a dream come true. I believe building a healthy self-esteem within children is crucial, and there is a great message about self-esteem within The Wizard of Oz as well.


                                            {from The Wizard of Oz; source uknown}
 I also am known for creating small, intimate celebrations held at home, therefore "There's No Place Like Home" has another special meaning to me, as I have always felt that a party at a child's home can be very, very magical and bring a lifetime of memories within the very house they dwell in.



                                           {from The Wizard of Oz; source unknown}

{The Collaboration}

The idea for a Wizard of Oz party struck me last spring, and Kim of The TomKat Studio was the VERY first person that popped into my mind to collaborate with. I loved her daughter's fairy party cake and styling, and knew it would be a great honor to have the privilege of working with her.



I knew I wanted to focus the party on Dorothy, allowing each guest to feel as if they are Dorothy taking an exciting journey through Oz.



The message that Dorothy learns and shares with us was what I wanted to the the primary theme of the party to be. TheWizard of Oz is such a masterpiece, I could come up with 1001 ways to interpret it and style a party around it--but by selecting a specific meaning close to my heart and that I believe offers great values to young girls, was a no-brainer, and absolute direction for me.




I believe there are so many incredibly talented designers and stylists, and Kim has a special knack for creating things that are absolutely adorable; after seeing her Alice in Wonderland-inspired silhouette invitation, I knew a Dorothy silhouette and gingham detailing from her would be my dream come true for this party!



{Side note: I was so impressed with the gorgeous items Kim designed, cut, hand glittered and sent for the party, I actually feel I owe a full blog post dedicated to Kim and her incredible work--therefore stay tuned next week for a full exclusive interview with Kim! In it I will take the time to really share with you my sincere warm thoughts and deep appreciation for Kim and her work on this collection and styling too--a chance to give her a spotlight I believe she deserves for her work on this party which I simply cannot write in full detail in this post! }



Last spring when I contacted Kim, pitching this idea, she could not have been more warm and welcoming! She was on board right away, and I only mentioned gingham and a Dorothy silhouette, and she created one of the most precious printable collections I ever could have imagined from two very generic ideas!


{The Invitations & Printable Collection}

The extraordinary Jessica from Pen N' Paper Flowers was an instrumental part in the design of the darling Dorothy silhouette, which would be used throughout every printable piece for the party. The powerhouse duo of Jess and Kim knocked it right out of the park!


Kim created a custom new FULL COLLECTION for our collaborative effort on The Wizard of Oz party, and I instantly fell in love with it.


The invitations, banner, placecards, favor tags, dessert table signs, party circles--oh, each piece tied together pefectly!



{The Dessert Table Design}

I wanted a dessert table that was very "Dorothy-inspired." Thus I went with a design that incorporated periwinkle and white gingham fabric curtains pulled back with giant red sparkling bows (as the amazing photographer pointed out, it not only represented the curtains blowing in Dorothy's window during the tornado, but also reminded you of Dorothy's two braids!).



I also wanted a very smooth, clean white backdrop and floor-length tablecloth, so that I could allow the desserts the opportunity to really shine.



The adorable banner Kim made was just PERFECT! I also wanted the table to be child-friendly, and remembering how Dorothy carried that infamous basket with her throughout her journey, I opted for baskets lined with the gingham fabric or white eyelet trimmed-napkins instead of breakable glass jars or platters--allowing children to reach for a sweet treat and not risk getting hurt!



{The Desserts}

The *amazing* desserts were created by some incredibly talented designers, masters at their craft.

First were the spectacular cookies created using Kim's design for the printables, made by Angela of Queen Of Tarts Cakes.



She also made the most precious gingham cookies with a red initial "E" for birthday girl Emily--CHARMING! Red "disco dust" (edible glitter!) was sprinkled to add that pop to the cookies as well.


Yummy ruby red cake pops were a delightful treat, all beautiful and smooth, created by Sweets On A Stick.



Pristine white chocolate covered oreos were created by the incredibly talented Sweeties by Kim, with a custom checkered pattern designed to mimic the gingham.



I loved the idea of using red poppies on the dessert table--not only for a pop of color, but also to tie into the red poppy fields from the story. Sweet De Ja Vu created the most exquisite edible sugar poppy cupcake toppers that arrived in perfect form, and looked stunning!


Cookies, oh, cookies! The Cookie Jar created an entire COLLECTION of Wizard of Oz inspired cookies, and every single one arrived without a stray crumb anywhere!



First were the basket cookies, an idea Kim had, and made a darling favor as well!



Then there were the lollipop cookies, decorated with some sugar crystals for sparkle! They were perfect for added height on the dessert table, and of course incorporated that infamous guild from The Wizard of Oz!



Then, of course, yellow brick road cookies, which cookie designer Lisa thought to creatively add "brains" "heart" and "courage" to, as that was what the journey on that road was all about--genius!


Badges of Courage cookies were created as well, a popular one with the girls!



One of my personal favorites Lisa made were the Hot Air Balloon Cookies! I absolutely LOVE the unique design!!



Two Sugar Babies creates the cutest fondant cupcake toppers, and this time was no exception.



I came to Charynn with the idea of a "Toto" cupcake topper: a red circle base, white scalloped top, with a black cut out toto with light blue collar--she created PERFECTION! I think I will be ordering some of these for the holidays...thinking little white Westies with a green collar, red scalloped background with green smooth circle base--what do you think?


She also made darling classic rainbow cupcake toppers, a favorite among the girls!

{I should note the custom cupcakes had a tumble on the way to the shoot, so I had to race for a substitute, and used grocery store cupcakes. Needless to say, they weren't my "first choice" (though they were YUMMY!) and the red cupcake wrappers didn't fit well...I was bummed but lesson learned to carry more cupcake wrappers and paper to create custom wraps when needed!)}

Hostess Ding Dongs were a fun treat to tie in a hint about the wicked witch, without making it too scary!



I also wanted there to be real, home made elements on the dessert table, reminding us of Dorothy's life on the farm. Therefore I opted for a simple, small chocolate frosted birthday cake (something you rarely see on a stylish dessert table), which Kim's cake topper made from plain to precious in a heartbeat!



One of the party favors was a darling little jar of the most amazing strawberry pineapple jam by Hope's Pantry. It literally glistens in the sunlight, and there is a TERRIFIC STORY TO THE RECIPE. I am going to be ordering several jars for holiday gifts this year--just darling! They look precious here with Kim's custom party circles--I am guessing Kim will have a perfect holiday party circle to use for my holiday hostess gifts!?!?!



{The Party Table}

Designing the table is a favorite aspect of event styling for me. I knew I wanted lots of clean, fresh white, so the white wooden garden chairs and white floor length table cloth gave a clean space to work with. Then, I wanted to add lots of the periwinkle and white gingham elements, with pops of red.

The first thing I wanted was a custom ruffle-trimmed periwinkle gingham fabric table runner, and the creative gals at Uncommon Fabrics made the PERFECT runner--isn't is darling?

 I also had my dear friend and most talented seamstress I know, Lynn, make each of the girls a darling old-fashioned gingham apron so they all felt like Dorothy (and two of the girls ended up being Dorothy for Halloween thanks to their ruby sparkling shoes and gingham aprons!). Each apron hung on the back of the chair {you may remember this styling created by Life: Beautiful Magazine for my custom gingham party for their beautiful publication in the Summer 2010 issue}.


As you may know, bunting is a trademark of mine at my events, so I had the talented Jaime Mancilla create the most precious pennant flag bunting--petite flags, on several strands adding up to nearly 60 feet! It created a beautiful visual and festive space. Jaime's work was incredible, I could not have been happier, and cannot wait to order more bunting from her--she truly does lovely work!


I hand made each of the darling ruffle trimmed fabric party hats, used old fashioned mason jars for the girls' glasses, simple white plates and silverware. White eyelet-trimmed linen napkins adorned each plate, topped with one of Kim's darling placecards--PRECIOUS!

Red wire cupcake stands added the pops of red I needed, filled with the party cupcakes (and made perfect centerpieces, too!)

{Costumes & Accessories}

I absolutely adore watching the transformation that takes place when a child puts on a costume. I wanted each and every girl to feel like Dorothy, so they were all given their own pair of darling ruby red slippers, of course! {the back of each tag made by Kim had their names so we knew which size went to which girl!}




In addition to their aprons, the girls were given the FULLEST and FRILLIEST pettiskirts to wear, by Dream Spun Kids!


Dream Spun Kids pettiskirts are SPECTACTULAR. I *adore* the gorgeous light blue with red trim one they made JUST for the party!



Dream Spun Kids' pettis are the absolute fullest, made of the softest material, loads and loads of ruffles--I have seen and felt many pettiskirts and these stand above the rest.


They also have gorgeous bows to go on front--some of the girls opted to go without a bow, others with!



Grace was worried as she was taller than the rest of the girls--yet she looked absolutely stunning with those long legs in the perfect petti--I was thrilled to see that no matter what the girl's shape or size was, the pettis fit perfectly.





Miss Emily wore a posh petti tutu from Strawberrie Rose.



WOW. Yet again I have seen many tutus, and these by Strawberrie Rose are by far some of the most well-made, truly posh petti-tutus. Incredibly full and one of the cutest tutus you could imagine--just look at those darling gingham bows!!!! {Emily couldn't keep from playing with it, she loved it SO MUCH!}



Lillian looked LOVELY with the hand made gorgeous gingham fabric rose hair clip by Hailey Rose {brydferth}. Absolutely PRECIOUS! Hailey is a delight to work with, and crafts beautiful things--I loved the treats she made, especially the navy and white gingham fabric rose I will be wearing soon!



Catch a closer look here...


Hailey Rose also made a PRECIOUS headband with a trio of fabric roses. Had to share this one Hailey snapped of it--just darling!



Speaking of hair accessories....Kim's friend at Banner Boutique made the most exquisite, darling glam flower hair clips and headbands with rhinestone centers, dupioni silk rose headhads and sparkly red tuxedo bow hair snaps--and could not have been sweeter!



The girls were absolutely tickled with their GORGEOUS treats!!!!



While Abigail looked sweet as can be with her sequin tuxedo bow, Savannah looked stunning in her red luxe flower head band with rhinestones from Banner Boutique!



Loving these happy girls!


And this close up of Lillian--precious, just like a little Dorothy!




{Having Fun}

The guests really had a ball!



And I love this photo of them all arm-in-arm, like Dorothy, Toto, and her new friends on the yellowbrick road!



{Activities and Games}

These will be coming soon...as the post would be far too long if I included them here. But check back SOON for all the details as the girls made their way from the farm through Oz and back home!

***Several fabulous people collaborated for this party, and I wanted to express to you all how much they were truly remarkable and delights to work with!

 I want to thank each and every single one of you for your participation, you are so incredibly talented, it is a gift knowing you! There are more photos, however I only had so much space, so to each vendor--there are, I promise!***

{SURPRISE GIVEAWAY FROM THE TOMKAT STUDIO}

Last but not least, the amazing Kim of The TomKat Studio is offering one very, VERY lucky reader a $50.00 credit to her darling shop!!! With all her NEW COLLECTIONS, I am sure it will be hard to choose a favorite!

Here's how to enter:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post sharing your favorite details of the Wizard of Oz party.

AND

2. Become a fan of The TomKat Studio (be sure to stop by and tell her hello!)

AND

3. Become a fan of Kate Landers Events, LLC (if you already are one, thank you!)

That's it!!!! For an extra entry, visit Kim's shop and in your comment on this blog post, tell us what you would love to see Kim add to her collection next!

Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

Giveaway ends on Sunday, November 14th at 11:59pm PST!!!

DON'T FORGET THERE IS A GIVEAWAY FROM KATE LANDERS EVENTS, LLC, on Kim's blog, so be sure to hop over there and enter!!!!

164 comments:

Kustom Kreations by Elisha Akram said...

This party is absolutely adorable on so many levels, I enjoyed the blog entry! I love it! The theme , layout and the background story! This party is Wonderful!

Susan Crabtree said...

What an incredible amount of thought & detail! All of your love & planning for this theme shows in your amazing party design!

Vanessa said...

Beautiful! Your detailed description of everything was so fun to read and really shows how much you love doing it all. Sometimes people just don't get why us creative people love to do all the work we do and it's great being inspired by those that do love doing it!

Vanessa said...

Beautiful! Your detailed description of everything was so fun to read and really shows how much you love doing it all. Sometimes people just don't get why us creative people love to do all the work we do and it's great being inspired by those that do love doing it!

Jennifer Milligan said...

Oh how I wish this party with the fabulous Dorothy silohuette was available when I threw my "Wizard of Oz" party for my daughter Mary Kate on her 3rd birthday! Luckily I have another daughter coming up behind her...I think we need a "do over" and will do it just like this!

nilla said...

awesome....love all the detail..FB fan of TomKat Studios.
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nilla said...

awesome love the detail.FB fan Kate Landers Events lls
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Dawn said...

LOVE this party...my favortie detail would have to be the dessert table!

Carey Clemons Bailey said...

I think my favorite details it the sweets by Queen of Tarts or the aprons. Hard to pick. With Joy, Carey

Carey Clemons Bailey said...

I am already a fan of TomKat on fb and blog

Carey Clemons Bailey said...

I am a TOTAL fan of Kate Lander on FB and Blog

Jordan - Polkadot Prints said...

Kate this is a truly stunning party any girl would dream to be invited to! Congratulations to everyone involved in making it look (and no doubt, taste) gorgegeous!
x

Mayra Rivera said...

This has been an amazing collaboration, wonderful ladies that we all look up to and all the goodies and details from the different sellers are extraordinary! I have to say that my favorite thing about it is the originality and sense of surprise that you have created. It is sweet, clean and beautiful and something not all of us were expecting in the busy days of preparing for the Holidays. It gave us all a chance to stop and admire your work and Kim's and everybody involved. Last but not least, Cheers to your photographer for the great work!

I follow both Kate Landers Events and The Tom Kat Studio's blog, twitter and Facebook!


The one thing that I would like to see in Kim's shop is some Book Lovers, Bookworms, Reading Inspiration Parties for our kids that need to find the inspiration to love to read and for the ones that have already find it!

Save the Date for Cupcakes said...

Kate~ I just saw your party over the Amy Atlas stie! So lovely and sweet♥ I love the idea of a Wizard of Oz party! You always do such fabulous childrens parties!

Kari V. said...

Wow!! You went above and beyond for this party!! I especially loved the petticoats, aprons and ruby slippers for the girls. I bet they LOVED dressing up as Dorothy...it makes the whole theme come alive!! The treats are fabulous as well!! My favorite: the basket cookies! Adorable!

Jennifer Birkhead said...

Kate your blog entries always require me to go and make a cup of tea first so I can sit and savour each detail, so well described by yourself! :)
So pretty, so well thought out, so classy....should I go on? I could!

Well done to all involved in this yet another STUNNING Kate Landers Events LLC party.

You are a marvel.
x

Creative Productions said...

Absolutely gorgeous and timeless! What a wonderful sweet theme and story line! Awesome collaboration on everything!!! You girls ROCK!!!

nydia johnson said...

I am a lover of details and beautiful girly things. Can't help it. I day dream about it. This kind of Dorothy party makes me wish I was 5 again! Spectacular!

Nicole @ Tradewind Tiaras said...

So very, very beautifully designed. I loved all the clever, thoughtful little details on the dessert table. The Ding Dongs made me chuckle out loud. As much as I'm usually a dessert girl, I just LOVED those darling gingham pinafores. But you know, as much as I loved all the details individually, your vision had a beautiful synergy. The whole was greater than the sum of its parts. You're exceptional!

Meghan said...

OMG, that is an adorable and amazing party. I can't get over the details of the dessert table. Love it!

Meghan said...

I am a fan of TomKat on FB!

Kori Clark said...

What a sweet party Kate! I love what you say about teaching kids self confidence and that the power comes from within!

BarronFlores said...

I loved it! I just did a Wizard of Oz birthday party for my daughter. I hand made/cut the invitations myself. Made her cake using fondant cut outs of Dorothy,Tinman,Lion ,Scarecrow,Glinda and the witch; and apple cupcakes (represent the scene with the apple trees) I used digital print from JW Illustrations :) Also made cookies in shapes of Glinda wands, Tinman hearts and Dorothy shoes. As goody bags the boys were given broom stick bags and girls were given Dorothy baskets.

Jennifer said...

I've been a Wizard of Oz freak since I was little so I especially LOOOOVE this party! I've been a fan of Kim's for I don't know how long too...she's from my neck of the woods! :)

ellie g said...

Oh my word! This is like a Christmas gift for my eyes, imagination, and little girl left on my insides! I think Wizard of Oz is one of the most magical things that childhood has to offer. Those gingham oreos are A-mazing! And I also loved the swirly lollipop cookies. I got a super good chuckle from the "ding dongs", that's just brilliant.

What an amazing party. I might need my very own Wizard of Oz party. It's appropriate for a 30-something.....right? Depending on the day....I might have to be the witch. {tee hee}

Bravo!

Dixon Family said...

My favorite details of the Wizard of Oz party are the red shoes, the red glitter on the party circles, and most of all the DARLING aprons. What an amazing idea!

Dixon Family said...

I am already a huge fan of The TomKat Studio

Dixon Family said...

I already am a fan of Kate Landers Events, LLC (Now an even BIGGER fan!!!)

Dixon Family said...

I would love to see a vintage farmer's market collection next from Kim's shop-- kind of a different take on the vintage carnival/farm theme...

latisha said...

This is the perfect WizofOz party! Love every single detail! I helped my friend host one for her daughter's birthday back in June. Wish I had all these ideas back then - this sure puts our party to shame!

Katie said...

This party is absolutely amazing. My favorite part is that all the little girls got coordinating outfits reminiscent of Dorothy, not matchy-matchy. Each girl got to feel special and unique, without being too different. Can I be you when I grow up? ;)

Katie said...

I love all of Kim's themes that she has right now, but seeing as how my son is obsessed with all things sports right now, I'd love to see some kind of vintage sports theme. I don't want to use the typical cartoon-ish stuff thats out there already. I'd love to see a more sophisticated take on it!

karissa said...

I love this party! When I was younger I would watch Wizard of Oz every day without fail!

karissa said...

I am fan of TomKat Studios! Love her stuff!

karissa said...

I am obviously a fan of Kate Landers Events! So stylish!

Christina said...

FB fan of Kate Landers Events!

Christina said...

FB fan of TomKat Studios

Christina said...

I adore everything about this party!! SO many beautiful details. I have to say that my favorite is the sitting table for the girls with their very own apron. it really adds a secial personal touch for the girls. LOVE this party!! I can't wait until my daughter (who is only 9 mths old) is old enough to throw this party for her and her little friends!

Christina said...

I have been a fan of the TomKat Studio for a while now, in fact that is how I was introduced to this blog! I love her recent Alice and Wonderland inspired party collection. I would love to see a Mary Poppins party collection or perhaps a Beatrix Potter inspired collection

Bobbi said...

I love the blue gingham details, especially the little ruffle on the table runner! The Dorothy silhouette is fantastic, too. I am from Kansas, so this collection is so near & dear to my heart!

mom22 said...

This is unbelievable Kate! So amazing. Congratulations!

cortnieb said...

You are BEYOND talented!!! Your attention to detail inspires me to continue on with my dream to be a party planner!!! THANK YOU!!! :)
My favorite part is SO hard to pick...I LOVE the colors, the dessert table, the girls outfits, EVERYTHING!!!!!! I LOVE IT ALL!!!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS, REALLY!!!

chelsei said...

Wow it was stunning. I loved the simplicity in the decor. The invites were amazing and I can't get over the yellow brick cookies and the ding dongs were so very clever.
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chelsei said...

Already a fan of The TomKat Studio
Chelsei Ryan
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chelsei said...

Fan of Kate Landers on FB
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Christina D. said...

I love the gingham cookies! Such a cute way to incorporate the design!

Christina D. said...

I'm already a fan of TomKat on facebook. :)

Christina D. said...

I'm a Kate Landers fan on facebook too!

Christina D. said...

Visited TomKat's etsy shop, I can't wait for Kim to add the Wizard of Oz party printables! Such a classic idea.

Mary said...

Precioso!! I love the little details... red glitter for the shoes on the cards... small detail- with a huge impact. Great job!!

Mary said...

Im a fb fan of Tomkat!! :)

Mary said...

Im a fan of Kate Landers Events :p Fabulous site!!

NSMOM said...

The Jam party favors - too cute. Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

MrsKT said...

What a gorgeous party you have created Kate, all of the details are fabulous :)

Katena x

Larissa said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers Events LLC on Facebook!

Larissa said...

I'm a fan of Tomkat studios on Facebook

Larissa said...

I loved everything about this party my favorite was all of the adorable goodies with the amazing labels!! I LOVE anything with silhouettes!!!!

Larissa said...

I would LOVE to see kim add a mermaid themed set!!!

sara said...

Kate Landers Events fan on FB

sara said...

TomKat fan on FB

sara said...

Can't wait to hear about the games and activities. I love the aprons and yellow brick road cookies. So cute!

ROK said...

I love the aprons (and shoes)! Great party favors to use again.

ROK said...

I'm a FB fan of TomKat Studios

ROK said...

Ok, now a FB fan of Kate Landers too!

ROK said...

TomKat Studio has a lot of bases covered....I need a 50s soda shop/rock and roll/poodle skirt one, so selfishly thats what I think she should do next (the market is lacking cute options here...and I have a good golly miss molly party to plan!)

Anonymous said...

OMG! Everything is perfect! Loved every little detail. Red glittery shoes, adorable skirts, great invitation, toppers, labels etc etc... In a few months my daughter is gonna have an alice in wonderland party... Her next party is going to be wizard of oz!! thank u for the inspiration.

The Harris Family said...

<y favorite detail about this party is that all the girls were dressed up like Dorothy, yet none of them looked the same...they each stood out with their own personal detail from so many of your contributing friends (hair accessories, petti skirts, tutus, aprons, etc)!! Loved it!!

Extra entry-- I would love to see Kim do a Marvel Comic or DC comics birthday party....my boys love super heroes!!

The Harris Family said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers Events on FB

The Harris Family said...

I am a fan of TomKat on FB

Leah said...

I am a fan! Your attention to detail is AMAZING! Love it!

Josh, Melissa and Brynn said...

SO adorable! I love the lollipop cookies!!

Randi House said...

I love the Ding dongs and the yellow brick road cookies!

Summer Lee said...

Choosing one detail is nearly impossible, but, I will say I did a scroll back to the woven basket cookies!! Beautiful!!

Rory Drysdale said...

I love your work and think Banner Boutique makes such beautiful hair accessories! Great Job!

Stephanie said...

I'm in love with this party theme! Love the dessert table with the baskets & hay. Love the color scheme and the aprons for the girls! Darling!

Stephanie said...

I'm a fan of Kate Landers on FB!

Stephanie said...

I'm a fan of TomKat too!

BarronFlores said...

I loved the checkered oreo cookies! I am a fan of your blog/facebook page and a fan of tomkat studio

Alexa said...

What a beauty! Harmony of colours, attention to details, red poppy cupcake toppers, adorable basket cookies... you've brought all the magic and music within! Supertalented girls!

Vini aka Pooh! said...

Loved it! My favorites are the use of the blue jumpers on chairs, the tutus and the hairbows

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denise said...

aw!!! It makes me want to be a little girl again!!!! beautiful touches!!

denise said...

I am a fan of your on FB!!!!

denise said...

I am a fan of TOMKAT STUDIO on FB too!!!!!!!

denise said...

I am a fan of Tomkat Studio!!!!

Ann Heenan said...

I am fan of Kate Landers on facebook.

Ann Heenan said...

I am a fan of TomKate on fb.

Ann Heenan said...

Hmmm my favorite element is tough - love it all but maybe the cute aprons are my favorite and the paper products.

Kristin said...

I love Dorathy's silohuette! Great job Kate!

Kim & Clay said...

I love how the blue gingham and red goes together--especially on the curtains with red ribbons! This is such a cute party idea. I would love to do it for my little girl!

kimchristenson at gmail dot com

Kim & Clay said...

I am a FB fan of Kate Landers

Kim & Clay said...

I am also a FB fan of TomKat studios

Kim & Clay said...

I visited Kate's shop and she has so many fun things that its hard to think of what she could add. Maybe some birthday gifts?

Daniela said...

I love this party and all the details. One of my favorites would be the Poppy Cupcakes and the hair clips and headbands. I love how all the elements of the party came together!!! Beautiful!!
danielanejepinska@yahoo.com

Daniela said...

I am a fan of TomKat on FB.

Daniela said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers on FB.

Mother Hen said...

My goodness that is the cutest thing! I can get enough of all of the cookies, baskets, gingham, skirts...just adorable. What a wonderfully creative mind you have! And Kate things are so wonderful also. She has such an eye for colors.

Angie said...

I can't pick one single item because everything is just so amazing!!! Fabulous job :)

Angie said...

I'm already a TomKat Studio fan!

Angie said...

I'm a Kate Landers Events fan now!

Anonymous said...

I love this collection! The favors and hot air balloon cookies are my favorite! I am already a fan of TomKat and Kate!

B and B said...

I definitely love the poppy cupcakes! So darling!

B and B said...

I am a fan of TomKat studio!

B and B said...

I am also a fan of Kate Landers events!

heather said...

I love the ruby red slippers for everyone!! I wish tomkat would design a spa party collection or a cute little owl sleepover party collection!

Tony said...

Love the shoes!

Tony said...

I am a fan of TomKat

Tony said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers!

Liss said...

I love, love, love it all!! But adore the ruby slippers on the silhouette.

Liss said...

fan of you on facebook

Liss said...

fan of TomKat on facebook

Tony said...

Love Kim's lollypop collection!

melissag said...

I absolutely adore this party! Every detail is prefect! The Wizard of Oz was my favorite movie growing up. I loved the enchantment of it all! This party is simply delightful! I have to say my favorite detail is the Dorothy inspired "costumes" for all the little party goers! I wonderful way to let the little girls immerse themselves in the splendor of it all! Absolutely adorable in every way!

melissag said...

I am a fan of Kate Lander on FB and Blog :) I LOVE your work! True inspiration!

melissag said...

I am a fan of TomKat on FB! :)

Becky said...

I love the gingham ribbons tied on the cupcakes. Everything is so cute, but I just love how sweet and simple that little touch is.

Rochelle said...

What an adorable party! I love the ruby red slippers for each girl! I am a fan of yours and TomKat on FB!

star said...

This party is stunning! I love all the different types of cookies!

star said...

I am a fan of Tomkat on Facebook!

star said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers on facebook!

mamade3 said...

Fan of Tom Kat on FB.

mamade3 said...

Fan of Kate Landers Events on FB.

mamade3 said...

I love the aprons. I want one of these for my daughter.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely party! The theme, details, and execution are exquisite.
I do have a bone to pick with your font choices (size, style, italics, bold, etc.) in the post itself. The constant changes made this somewhat difficult to read with any 'flow'.

Nicole said...

My favorite part is the girls' headbands and bows. So adorable!

Nicole said...

I am a fan of the TomKat Studio!

Nicole said...

I am a an of Kate Landers Events!

Dorangela said...

I love all the cookies! My favorite are the baskets, Lisa at The Cookie is very talented!

Dorangela said...

I am a facebook fan of TomKat!

Dorangela said...

I am a fan of Kate Lander events.

Dorangela said...

I would love to see more party themes for grown up.

Double the Giggles said...

My favorite detail is the red sparkle o all the paper goods, as well as the red sparkly bows on the curtains!!!!

Double the Giggles said...

Already a TKS fan!

Double the Giggles said...

I'm a KLE fan ;)

Double the Giggles said...

Would love to see paper goods for a holiday cookie exchange in the TKS shop! Something along the lines of: Good friends + warm cheer + tasty cookies = happy bellies ;)

Laurie said...

I absolutely love the custom cookies - so adorable!

Laurie said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers Events on FB!

Laurie said...

I am a fan of TomKat Studio on FB!

JoeyfromSC said...

WOW, so impressive!! I'm in awe! lol

The photos are fantastic too!!

My fave parts are the ruby slippers and the ding dongs to go with ding dong the wicked witch is dead! lol-too clever! LOVED the basket cookies too!!

I am a fan of the TomKat studios and you on facebook(and left her a message:

http://www.facebook.com/thetomkatstudio/posts/454438542740

thank you for the chance to win!

ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

JoeyfromSC said...

I visited her shop and although I do see boy stuff(so cute!) I'd love more boy stuff lol(My Godson is 6)

I hope I was supposed to leave all my other mandatory entries in the one comment..I see others are splitting them up lol

Hope I did it correctly:)

ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie, Trevor, and Baby Probandt said...

I loved all the details but the dessert table and tutus were my favorite! I'm a fan of both! :-)

meeyeehere said...

My favorite parts of the party were the little cute girls in the tutu's
I also love the dark chocolate cookies!I loved everything!
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Joy said...

Absolutely love the color scheme! The light blue w/ red is so beautiful!!!! Love all the little details right down to the tutu's. Amazing!

Sabeha said...

Amazing - you guys are such an inspiration. Love all the details...I want to be a little girl again!

Sabeha said...

So many details to love...but I think the thing that tied everything together for me were the glitter party circles matching the red glitter shoes!! Absolutely gorgeous!

Bethany Lander said...

I adore this party theme! I love that they're bringing a classic movie back to life!! All the details are amazing and I love how everything ties together perfectly! Nice work! Definitely a time to remember! My son has decided he wants a 'Monster Mash' party when he turns four, if only I was as talented as you! Perfect party!

Stephanie said...

This party is absolutely STUNNING! Every detail is so adorable! It's hard to choose, but I think my favorite detail is the dorothy outfit that each girl gets to wear - LOVE it!

Stephanie said...

I am definitely a fan of TomKat Studio! I love Kim - I have used her wonderful designs for my daughter's birthday parties!

Stephanie said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers Events on facebook! I love seeing your beautiful parties - you are an inspiration to me!

Stephanie said...

I absolutely love everything that Kim does on Tomkat Studio. I think it would be great if she added a Nutcracker themed party collection. My daughter's birthday is in December so that is something I definitely want to do in the future!

Erin said...

I love the aprons for the girls

Erin said...

I'm a fan of tomkat

Erin said...

I'm a fan of Kate landers

Erin said...

I'd love to see a monkey theme set geared toward boys on kim's site

Kym said...

I love, love the shoes, I would want them in my size!!!!

Kym said...

Fan of TomKat - Kym Teale

Kym said...

Fan of Kate Landers Events - Kym Teale

Jessiker said...

Wow!! This is beyond ADORABLE!!! Out of everything, I love the cookies the most (being a baker of course). However the whole display is just amazing....kudos!

Gypsy Purple said...

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Anonymous said...

How in the world could I possibly pick one detail? I LOVE every single detail. I'm already planning this party for my daughter's 4th birthday! I especially want to find the pettiskirts for the girls! Love it!

Dian Prestwich

Cars Party Supplies said...

The red shoes are surely precious giveaways for a party. People will definitely love it.

Anonymous said...

You have to have a lot of money to pull this kind of birthday off which the average person does not. But we can steal a couple of the ideas to create a birthday just as nice. Thanks for some ideas.

Brittany said...

Thanks so much for all the great ideas!! I'm putting together a Wizard of Oz pary mishmash of ideas on my blog and will definitely be featuring this post so I can remember all the great things you did! It's beautiful!!!

Ally Jean said...

A little late to the party but I am SO in love with this theme! I featured it on my blog!

Thanks!

Ledingham said...

This looks absolutely amazing. I was a huge fan of Wizard of Oz when I was a kid, and would have loved this for my own party