When I was searching for Moana birthday party ideas online I found lots of really incredible parties that gave me inspiration. I needed to simplify them because my daughter’s birthday is 4 days before Christmas and it was a really busy time for our family! I wanted to find a way to blend the traditional luau birthday party decorations with Moana birthday party decorations. I’m happy with the results and feel like this whole party was easy to accomplish and budget friendly.
Moana Birthday Party Decorations
For video tutorials on these decorations, be sure to check out my Moana highlight on my Instagram profile.
Balloon garlands are a huge party trend right now. I hadn’t made one before this and really wanted to try it. This one has about 50 balloons in white and various shades of blue. I wanted it to mimic the ocean. I started by inflating the balloons different amounts so I had a variety of sizes. Then I threaded a long length of fishing line on a needle and tied the far end to a chair. Pushing the needle through the belly button end of the balloon (what do you call that little nubby end of the balloon?) I added balloons one after another pushing them all the way to the end. I hung them to the wall using more fishing line and command hooks. I love how it turned out.
Palm leaves and hibiscus flowers were really inexpensive on Amazon, but when they came to me they were crumpled up. I spritzed each flower with water and then flattened them with a cookie sheet overnight. The next morning they were dry and ready for showtime. Using my hot glue gun I made little arrangements to accent the NUMBER 2 and the food display. The number 2 is just cut from foam board (from the dollar store) and painted with craft paint. I originally painted it peach but it didn’t look right so I took it down while I was setting up and painted it the darker pink.
Moana Birthday Party Food
To keep it simple, I served Pig Cake cupcakes (I use Ree Drummonds recipe) and the Pineapple Coconut Haagen-Dazs ice cream (YUM!). It was tropical and DELICIOUS! I purchased the cupcake toppers for a few dollars on etsy and they coordinated with the cute invitation.
Moana Birthday Party Favors
How cute are these Kokamora party favor bags?! I downloaded the free Kokamora face printables. Start by crumpling up a brown paper lunch bag. Then add your party favor and tie the bag shut with some twine. Then fringe cut the top and add the face to the front of the bag. So cute, so easy!