I am so thrilled to share the Moana birthday party that we designed in December for a sweet little girl who turned 5 years old! This party theme was so fun and I love how it turned out!
The venue was Shakalaka, a trampoline arena here in Huntsville, AL. The kids were able to jump and play and work up an appetite for some birthday cake!
The party was held in one of Shakalaka's party rooms. It was so spacious!
For me, the party started with designing these invitations:
Information covered up/changed to protect privacy. :)
As guests arrived, they were able to put down their belongings and gift for the birthday girl and then it was time for the kids to go jump to start the party!
Behind the food table we added a fun bamboo screen to lend to the Hawaiian/Moana theme. In front of the screen is a custom banner I designed for the birthday girl, complete with hibiscus flowers and pineapples.
We created a kakamora from a real coconut for one of the party games, but until they used it for the game, we centered it on the food table. The kids loved it!
Guests could choose from bottled water, lemonade and iced tea to quench their thirst. We added party cups with reusable straws and coordinating straw flags I designed.
I created juice box labels and water bottle labels with the party theme in mind. We had plenty of the apple juice boxes for the kiddos to have during the party.
I always include food label cards at parties as you never know what people are allergic to. It's also a fun way to carry the color scheme through. We also had coordinating confetti I created on each table.
We recreated Maui's hook for the party and set it out for the kids to play with and pretend to be Maui! It was such a fun party prop!
Our favor bags each included a pineapple cup like the one shown above for the kiddos.
The favor bags also included a lei, Moana puzzle page and Maui temporary tattoos. :)
We added "Moana's boat" in the corner of the room for the kids to be able to play in. :) My sister free painted the design onto the sail! She is incredibly talented.
Once the kids finished jumping, they came up to the party room for snacks, cake and games!
Speaking of cake...
This cake was seriously amazing! It was so perfect for a Moana party! It was made by Veneranda Cake Art.
We planned 3 games for the party:
1) Pass the kakamora. Similar to hot potato. ;)
2) Freeze dance
3) Pin the Shades on Hei Hei
I just knew the kids would love the poster even before they knew it was a game!
For gift-giving time, I provided this gift list I designed. I love these for helping party hosts keep track of who brought what to make thank-you note writing easier.
I had the best time designing and creating for this special Moana party! Happy 5th Birthday Juliette!!!
P.S. - If you love this pineapple printable set as much as I do, stay tuned because it will be in the shop soon! :)
- Printables and Party Styling: Thrive.ink Event Planning
- Venue: Shakalaka Huntsville
- Moana cake: Veneranda Cake Art
- Plates, napkins, party cups: Amazon
- Pin the Shades on Hei Hei game: Here
- Pineapple cups, leis: Oriental Trading
- Moana puzzle page: Here
- Bamboo screen: Lowes
- Ribbon for banner and favor tags: Hobby Lobby
- Cake plate: Mosser Glass
- Favor Bags: Amazon