Ah, Moana….the latest hit from Disney with the amazing songs and adorable characters…you might have heard of it.
Charlotte was dead set on having a Moana party and since I’ve been wanting to have some sort of luau themed party for years I was completely on board!
As per usual, I headed to Amazon for a lot of my party supplies, so expect some affiliate links! And thanks in advance if you click on them, they support my party habit! lol!
I chose a fuschia, blue, and green theme, and went with
I set up a photo booth area with some green paper swag and floral garlands from target dollar spot this past summer.
I printed out and had the girls cut these adorable
I also got some
It’s not a luau if there’s not leis there!
I mean, I assume.
My sister was awesome enough to make Charlotte this MAGICAL Moana dress for the party. Charlotte felt like a queen! I made the headdress and anklet pretty last minute but it turned out super cute! (made it out of thrifted fake florals haha) She ended up getting the heart of te fiti necklace from her Grandma, so she was sporting that most of the party too, and totally looked the part!
OK…the table! There is a lot to get to, so let’s start with the backdrop! I got the bright floral paper at Marshalls-it was clearance wrapping paper! So I grabbed two rolls and wallpapered the fence. I designed the happy birthday banner-super simple but I loved how it popped against the florals.
I bought all the different size and color balloons at Party City-they have a HUGE collection of cool colors and sizes…not an ad lol. I was able to make it the night before, which really helped me not be so stressed the morning of the party. I didn’t have very many pop either! maybe two?
I whipped out my
I made these little oreo truffle sailboats by shaping the little boats and dipping them in chocolate-and I designed these little flags for you to download, printed them out, and glued them to the
I also had a bit of a fail with pineapple macarons, but I served them anyways, lol!
I cut out the little pineapple toppers with my Silhouette and stuck them in between the two cookies.
I grabbed some madelines from the grocery store and called them sea shells.
I just love using chocolate molds for my parties-they have SO many, and they can coordinate with a theme so well!
here’s the cake! I baked a coconut cake with coconut frosting and pineapple curd filling, but now I can’t find any of the recipes I used. ha! blogger fail.
I tried to do an ombre effect on the bottom, and if you look closely, you can tell! I also made some “waves” on the bottom, and sprinkled graham cracker crumbs along the bottom. I made some gum paste hibiscus and plumeria flowers that turned out pretty darn cute! I used some pirouli (?) cookies to surround the top layer and posed a cute
I served water and Aloha party punch (equal parts pineapple juice, hawaiian punch, and sprite)
I thought the
Served up some healthy Hei Hei snacks, and watermelon slices.
Of course, had to serve some of these YUMMY Hawaiian chips!
I made some
To round out the menu, some
My go to party tricks include printing off free coloring pages to fit the theme, and having Rory blow up the bounce house for the kids. We’re pretty easy going in that regard, LOL!