If your child has fallen in love with Disney’s new Polynesian princess, then chances are you’ll be asked to throw a Moana birthday party sometime soon!
Luckily, we’re on hand with dozens of Moana party ideas to take you and your little party-goers on an imaginary journey across the South Pacific. From decorations, party food and games to our favourite items from our official Moana party range, all the inspiration you need is right here!
Let’s get started with all the basic party supplies you need to throw a Moana party! We used a mixture of themed partyware and Hawaiian decorations to give this party a real tropical look.
Here’s a quick checklist of all the basic things you’ll need:
- Luau table kit (this includes a tablecloth and a grass skirt to wrap around the table)
Make sure you grab some Moana-themed party invitations too – we love these ones that give your guests a hint of what’s to come!
Once you’ve picked up your essentials, it’s time to set the scene for a Polynesian party with lots of tropical decorations! Line the walls with this bamboo scene setter and decorate with palm leaves and hibiscus flower cutouts.
Grass skirts for your tables are a must and will give your Moana party an instant tropical vibe!
Balloons are an easy way to decorate and we’d suggest inflating a selection of Moana-themed balloons with helium and leaving them around your party theme.
You could even tie your balloons to these palm tree balloon weights to keep them on theme!
Party food and drinks
Next up is party food! Not everything has to be on theme but serving a couple of themed snacks is a fun way to put your own stamp on your party. Here are a couple of our favourite Moana party food ideas.
This party food idea couldn’t be easier! Download and print our free printable sails and stick each one to a cocktail stick. Then stick each one into a mini doughnut to make it look like Moana’s boat!
We love the idea of serving party food on this palm leaf serving platter for a truly tropical look.
These coconut cups are one of our favourite summer party items and they’re easy to transform into members of the Kakamora tribe with our free printable faces. Use them to serve tropical drinks like pineapple juice!
Make sure you get a quick snapshot of Kakamora cups in a tribe before the party starts!!
Luau water bottles
If you’ve got any leftover grass skirt from decorating your tables, trim it to make these cute luau water bottles! Then pop a bracelet around the neck of the bottle to make it look like a lei.
Now for party games! It’s always good to have a couple of activities planned to keep the kids entertained. Here are a couple of our favourite Moana party games.
Give everyone a lei, turn the music on and get dancing!
Get hold of a cheap inflatable limbo stick like this and hold a contest to see who can limbo the lowest!
Piñatas are always a hit and this tiki piñata would match a Moana party theme perfectly! Use it as a party decoration until it is time to play, then fill it with treats and take it in turns to smash it!
Last but not least, give your guests a Moana themed party bag filled with treats to take home! You could use these official Moana party bags or make your own with these hessian favour bags and our free printable gift tags.
Ready to throw your own Moana party? Take a look at our full range of Moana party supplies to find everything we used in this post, or stay on our blog for even more kids’ party ideas!
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