I’m so excited to share our Tropical Moana Birthday party. I loved the movie, but struggled with how I would put everything together. I wanted a Moana party not just a tropical party… but something that really reflected the movie. I wanted to incorporate Moana’s love of the ocean and sailing, but also the lush land with beautiful flowers. I think it turned out great and was fairly easy to put together. Our Moana printables are available in our store here. The colors I used were Pinks, orange, yellow with hints of blue, green & wood elements.
First for my table I wrapped the table in green butcher paper taping it just a couple times on top to keep it in place. Then I laid down the blue butcher paper and cut a ocean/coast line.
The front needed a little something so I made a little “hula skirt” tissue tassel garland with a few tropical flowers in the middle to add a little color.
For the ocean side we had our boat, drinks on a wooden slice/ platter to look like another boat & our shiny crab boxes.
Sailing & way finding was such a big part of the movie I really wanted to include Moana’s boat/raft into my party. It was so easy to make and turned out great! You can find the step by step tutorial on how to make your own Moana Boat here
It was a real show stopper and everyone loved it. It is also a great option if you are doing a boy Moana party.
Our boat also doubled as a platter, so not only was it decorative it was also functional. The kids LOVED it. I put our favors on one side and our cake toppers on the other side.
You can find our Moana cupcake topper printables here
There are 6 designs in our party circles: Moana, heart of the fits, topical flowers & Maui’s tattoos (which is my favorite design! It has Moana and the wave the the shiny crab she helps defeat )
We made strawberry cupcakes. A tip to get the perfect tropical pink is to add 1 -2 drops of yellow with about 5-6 drops of the pink. It creates a coral pink color that is perfect. Another tip is to under mix it so all the colors aren’t completely blended, but you get streaks of pink and orange
In our favor printables I put sour watermelon & runts for the tropical fruit. The runts were hard to find. I found mine eventually at the dollar store & deluxe gas stations with a large variety of candy (since I was doing the party last minute & could buy some online).
Tropical Pink Lemonade for the drinks. I placed the drinks on a wood slice/ platter. I really loved the wood element pops
I really wanted to incorporate Tomatoa, the shiny crab. For Tamatoa’s shiny crab I got gold boxes from Target and then filled with all the gold candy I could find. I put a fun size butterfinger, fun size twix, a couple rolos and mini peanut butter cups. To make the crab I just used one of the peach rings and added candy eggs with some of the left over frosting from the cupcakes.
For the land side I wanted paper flowers in an arch that spanned over the ocean side. I again kept to the pinks, orange & yellow with a little bit of peach. At first I wasn’t going to add leaves as I was low on time, but the leaves made a HIGE difference. It also made the flowers colors pop.
I mixed tissue paper flowers & paper flowers. I really liked the mixture of flower materials. The tissue flower adds softness and the paper flowers made a bigger, brighter & bolder effect.
Heart of the Te Fiti sugar cookies. Just make round sugar cookies. Then frost a green swirl . While the frosting is still wet, sprinkle green sprinkles over the frosting area.
Surprise “You’re Welcome” thank you treats. The kids were the most excited about these- they loved the surprise factor.