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Moana was one of our family’s favorite movies last year (even though it makes our hearts hurt missing Saipan and all of the ocean-y, island-y beauty of our former home!), and I wasn’t surprised at all when Pi asked for a Moana party this year.
I mean, it’s a picture of irony to be here in Texas and put together an island-y, beach-y, luau-y party- perhaps the only party that would’ve been easier to put together in Saipan. But also it was just so fun, and kind of therapeutic, to work on this Moana party.
It was also SUCH an easy theme to coordinate (almost all of the decor was stuff we already had on hand!), and it turned out so cute. Honestly, I think it’s one of my all time favorite parties we’ve thrown!
Even though the theme was Moana, the color scheme and decor leaned more toward ‘island’ or ‘luau’ than toward ‘character.’ There were pineapples everywhere- pineapple plates, pineapple cups, pineapple flower vases, pineapples on the signage, pineapples on the mantel, a huge pineapple float- LOTS of pineapples.
Flamingos worked their way into the decor a few places as well (totally not Moana-ish, but so cute with all of the other island-y decor)- and onto Piper’s dress as well.
Since the party was midmorning, we rounded out the sugar-and-carb-crazy dessert table with sausage balls and little sandwiches cut into pineapple shapes.
For kicks (and of zero help to the sugar and carb situation), we added a cotton candy bar. More to come on that- it was SO fun, and such a mess, and now I have all sorts of tips for how to do it better next time. 😉
ps- Looking at these pictures makes me realize I never shared Piper’s Unicorn Party from last year! It’s been a kind of crazy season (understatement), but still, watch for those soon!
Tricia Burns says
My granddaughters 2nd birthday is coming up. She loves Frozen but, Moana has become a very close second. My oldest daughter, Lail a’s (auntie Jenny) wants to do this in her yard. It’s a bit complicated because my son and Paula’s mom are no longer together. They apparent pretty well. Thankfully, I get to spend a lot of time with her. Lail a also has a cousin, Jackson who is Auntie Jenny’s son! They play together all the time. They are close. I like your ideas, thanks will def. Send pic.s!!!!!!