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Five "Wicked" Themed Party Ideas.

Shz University

Are you ready to defy gravity and host an unforgettable "Wicked" themed party? Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the Broadway sensation or love the enchanting world of Oz, a "Wicked" themed party offers endless possibilities for creativity and fun. From the menu to the decor, invitations, music, and games, we’ve got you covered with five unique ideas that will make your event the talk of the Emerald City. And don’t forget to include the murder mystery game, "Wicked" from Game Nights Galore, for an extra layer of intrigue!



No "Wicked" themed party would be complete without an intriguing murder mystery game! The "Wicked" game from Game Nights Galore is a perfect addition to your party.

Plot: The grand reunion at Shiz University brings together former students and faculty to celebrate the legacy of this esteemed institution. As you mingle with familiar faces, each carrying their own stories and secrets, the festivities take a sinister turn when the headmistress, Madame Morrible, is found dead in her office. The once joyous occasion is now shrouded in mystery and suspicion.

How to Play:

  • Assign guests different characters from the "Wicked" universe.

  • Provide them with backstories and motives.

  • Guide them through the investigation to uncover the murderer.

Tips:

  • Prepare character packets with all the necessary information for each guest.

  • Use props and costumes to enhance the experience.

  • Set up different “scenes” around the party space where clues can be found.


1. Emerald City Extravaganza

Decor:

  • Use shades of green, gold, and black for tablecloths, napkins, and balloons.

  • Create a backdrop of the Emerald City skyline with lights and green streamers.

  • Place broomsticks and witch hats as centerpieces.

  • Hang up posters and playbills from the "Wicked" musical.

Tips:

  • Encourage guests to dress as their favorite characters from "Wicked" or the Wizard of Oz.

  • Set up a photo booth with props like witch hats, wands, and wings.

Invitations:

  • Use green and gold stationery with images of the Emerald City.

  • Include a line from the musical, like “For Good,” as a teaser.

  • Send out digital invitations with a link to a "Wicked" playlist to get guests in the mood.

Playlist:

  1. "Defying Gravity" - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth

  2. "Popular" - Kristin Chenoweth

  3. "For Good" - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth

  4. "No One Mourns the Wicked" - "Wicked" Cast

  5. "Dancing Through Life" - Norbert Leo Butz & Kristin Chenoweth

  6. "The Wizard and I" - Idina Menzel

  7. "As Long As You're Mine" - Idina Menzel & Norbert Leo Butz

  8. "What Is This Feeling?" - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth

  9. "One Short Day" - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth

  10. "I'm Not That Girl" - Idina Menzel

  11. "March of the Witch Hunters" - Christopher Fitzgerald & "Wicked" Ensemble

  12. "Finale" - "Wicked" Cast

Games:

  • Wicked Trivia: Test guests on their knowledge of the musical and the Oz stories.

  • Costume Contest: Award prizes for the best "Wicked" themed costumes.

  • Wicked Scavenger Hunt: Create a list of "Wicked" themed items for guests to find around the party area.

Menu:

  • Appetizers:

  • "Munchkinland Mini Quiches" - bite-sized spinach and mushroom quiches

  • "Wicked Witches' Fingers" - breadsticks with green pesto dip

  • Main Course:

  • "Elphaba's Enchanted Salad" - a fresh green salad with emerald dressing

  • "Glinda's Glorious Chicken" - lemon herb roasted chicken

  • Desserts:

  • "Flying Monkey Cupcakes" - chocolate cupcakes with banana frosting

  • "Emerald City Jello" - green apple jello with glitter sprinkles

  • Drinks:

  • "Wizard’s Brew" - green punch with a fizzy twist

  • "Glinda's Glittery Champagne" - sparkling wine with edible glitter


2. Glinda’s Glamorous Gala

Decor:

  • Use lots of pink and silver for table settings and decorations.

  • Create a glamorous ambiance with fairy lights and crystal decorations.

  • Include bubble machines to emulate Glinda’s bubble travel.

Tips:

  • Hire a local makeup artist for a "Good Witch" makeover station.

  • Create a DIY tiara-making station where guests can craft their own headpieces.

Invitations:

  • Pink and silver invitations with a bubble theme.

  • Use phrases like “Join Glinda’s Gala” and include glitter for a magical touch.

  • Digital invitations could feature a short clip from “Popular” to entice guests.

Playlist:

  1. "Popular" - Kristin Chenoweth

  2. "For Good" - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth

  3. "Dancing Through Life" - Norbert Leo Butz & Kristin Chenoweth

  4. "The Wizard and I" - Idina Menzel

  5. "One Short Day" - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth

  6. "What Is This Feeling?" - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth

  7. "Defying Gravity" - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth

  8. "I'm Not That Girl" - Idina Menzel

  9. "As Long As You're Mine" - Idina Menzel & Norbert Leo Butz

  10. "No One Mourns the Wicked" - "Wicked" Cast

  11. "Thank Goodness" - Kristin Chenoweth

  12. "Finale" - "Wicked" Cast

Games:

  • Wicked Charades: Act out scenes or characters from the musical.

  • Bubble Pop Relay: Guests must pop bubbles as fast as possible in a relay race.

  • Name That Tune: Play snippets of songs from "Wicked" and have guests guess the titles.

Menu:

  • Appetizers:

  • "Pink Puff Pastries" - strawberry and cream cheese filled pastries

  • "Good Witch’s Deviled Eggs" - topped with pink paprika

  • Main Course:

  • "Glinda’s Gourmet Risotto" - creamy risotto with mushrooms and truffle oil

  • "Goodness Gracious Grilled Salmon" - with a citrus glaze

  • Desserts:

  • "Good Witch’s Wand Cookies" - sugar cookies shaped like magic wands

  • "Bubble Magic Macarons" - pink macarons with raspberry filling

  • Drinks:

  • "Glinda’s Sparkling Punch" - pink lemonade with a splash of soda

  • "Pink Potion Cocktails" - rosé wine with a touch of cranberry juice


Wicked

3. Wicked Witch’s Lair

Decor:

  • Dark and moody colors like black, green, and purple.

  • Use cauldrons, spell books, and broomsticks as decor items.

  • Dim lighting with candles and lanterns to create a mysterious atmosphere.

Tips:

  • Set up a DIY potion station where guests can mix their own drinks.

  • Use green and purple LED lights to create an eerie glow.

Invitations:

  • Black and green invitations with a cauldron or witch hat motif.

  • Include a mini spell or potion recipe as a teaser.

  • Digital invitations could feature a spooky soundtrack from the musical.

Playlist:

  1. "No One Mourns the Wicked" - "Wicked" Cast

  2. "The Wizard and I" - Idina Menzel

  3. "What Is This Feeling?" - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth

  4. "Defying Gravity" - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth

  5. "I'm Not That Girl" - Idina Menzel

  6. "As Long As You're Mine" - Idina Menzel & Norbert Leo Butz

  7. "March of the Witch Hunters" - Christopher Fitzgerald & "Wicked" Ensemble

  8. "Wonderful" - Joel Grey & Kristin Chenoweth

  9. "No Good Deed" - Idina Menzel

  10. "For Good" - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth

  11. "Finale" - "Wicked" Cast

  12. "A Sentimental Man" - Joel Grey

Games:

  • Potion Mixing Contest: Provide various ingredients and have guests create their own “potions” for a taste test.

  • Witch Hat Ring Toss: Toss rings onto a witch hat stand.

  • Mystery Cauldron: Fill a cauldron with mystery items and have guests guess what’s inside.

Menu:

  • Appetizers:

  • "Wicked Wings" - spicy chicken wings with green ranch dip

  • "Melted Witch Dip" - spinach artichoke dip with green tortilla chips

  • Main Course:

  • "Sinister Spaghetti" - squid ink pasta with a green pesto sauce

  • "Bewitched Beef Stew" - hearty beef stew with root vegetables

  • Desserts:

  • "Cauldron Cakes" - chocolate lava cakes with green icing

  • "Witch’s Brew Brownies" - brownies with a green mint swirl

  • Drinks:

  • "Potion Punch" - green apple punch with dry ice for a smoky effect

  • "Elixir of Life" - green tea mojitos


4. Shiz University Reunion

  • Decor: Tips: Invitations: Playlist: Games: Menu:

  • Recreate a university setting with banners, books, and academic props.

  • Use blue and white, the colors associated with Shiz University, for decor.

  • Place desks and chalkboards around the venue for an authentic feel.

5. Wizard of Oz Wonders

Decor:

  • Use yellow, green, red, and blue for a vibrant Oz-themed palette.

  • Create a Yellow Brick Road leading to the entrance of your party.

  • Decorate with poppy flowers, rainbow motifs, and scarecrow figures.

Tips:

  • Set up different zones representing different parts of Oz: Munchkinland, Emerald City, etc.

  • Use themed props like ruby slippers, scarecrow hats, and tinman oil cans for photo ops.

Invitations:

  • Use whimsical designs featuring the Yellow Brick Road or Emerald City.

  • Include a small map of Oz with the invitation.

  • Digital invitations could feature a snippet of the classic "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" song.

Playlist:

  1. "Over the Rainbow" - Judy Garland

  2. "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" - "The Wizard of Oz" Cast

  3. "If I Only Had a Brain" - Ray Bolger

  4. "We're Off to See the Wizard" - Judy Garland & Ray Bolger

  5. "The Merry Old Land of Oz" - "The Wizard of Oz" Cast

  6. "Defying Gravity" - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth

  7. "Popular" - Kristin Chenoweth

  8. "The Wizard and I" - Idina Menzel

  9. "For Good" - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth

  10. "No One Mourns the Wicked" - "Wicked" Cast

  11. "What Is This Feeling?" - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth

  12. "Finale" - "Wicked" Cast

Games:

  • Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Create a path with clues leading to a prize.

  • Oz Bingo: Use Oz-themed cards with symbols like ruby slippers, tinmen, and scarecrows.

  • Tornado Twister: Set up a game of Twister with an Oz-themed mat.

Menu:

  • Appetizers:

  • "Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers" - red velvet cake pops shaped like shoes

  • "Lion's Courage Meatballs" - spicy meatballs with a bold sauce

  • Main Course:

  • "Scarecrow’s Harvest Pie" - vegetable pot pie with a flaky crust

  • "Tin Man's Tinfoil Dinner" - foil packet dinners with seasoned chicken and veggies

  • Desserts:

  • "Yellow Brick Road Bars" - lemon bars with yellow icing

  • "Emerald City Cookies" - green sugar cookies with royal icing

  • Drinks:

  • "Ruby Red Sangria" - red wine sangria with mixed berries

  • "Yellow Brick Lemonade" - classic lemonade with a hint of mint


Hosting a "Wicked" themed party offers endless opportunities for creativity and fun. Whether you choose to celebrate in the opulent Emerald City, enjoy Glinda’s glamorous world, delve into the dark lair of the Wicked Witch, revel in a Shiz University reunion, or wander through the whimsical world of Oz, each idea brings its own magic and excitement. Don’t forget to incorporate the thrilling murder mystery game to ensure your event is truly unforgettable. So, gather your friends, prepare your spells, and get ready to host the ultimate "Wicked" party! Game Nights Galore

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