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The best part of putting together Piper’s Moana birthday party was the Saipan nostalgia- a house filled with beachy, tropical, island-y goodness was such a fun way to celebrate. But the second best part was how easy the party was to put together. By gathering beachy accessories from around our house, and then making just a few pineapple-y, Moana-ish projects, the party came together so quickly!
And, since everyone I know is planning a Moana party, I thought I’d do a quick roundup of super easy DIY Moana party ideas-
1- Pineapple vases
These are as easy as they seem- hollow out a pineapple, fill with water and use as a vase. It was easier for me to make an “X” in the middle of the pineapple, to make a little square around the X, and then hollow out by cutting at varying 45 degree angles. After hollowing, fill with water and add flowers- tropical fabulousness!
2- Pineapple cups
These pineapple cups are so cute, and so easy! First cut out a pile of green pineapple stems. Use a sharpie to draw diamonds and x’s on yellow cups. Then tape one stem to each cup and you’re done!
3- Golden pineapples
These are such show stoppers- they are super easy to make and fit anywhere as party decor (on the mantel, as centerpieces, on every spare space you can find!). To make, just tie a plastic bag around the stem and spray paint!
4- Moana sailboat wafers
To make these DIY Moana Wafer Sailboats, use watercolor paints to add swirls to each ‘sail.’ It was easiest for me to add one wide swirl and then fill in the other swirl. Then cut out each sail, tape to a toothpick, stick in a wafer and you have the cutest little fleet of Moana’s boats as party food!
5- Moana quotes & lyrics
If you have a lightbox or a felt letter board (or even a chalkboard), this party decor idea is too easy. Since there are so many great quotes from Moana, just add your favorites as quotes to the party decor. We even printed out engineer prints with lyrics from the Moana soundtrack and party guests had fun coloring those in as well.
As a bonus tip- Target has two entire sections of pineapple stuff in their dollar bin and stationary section right now. All of that stuff came out the week after Piper’s Moana party (ironic, right?)- bummer for us, but SO FUN if you’re still planning. Happy Moana Party-ing, friends!
I just loved the Pineapple vases idea, This is something new to me and I want to try this out. The Moana sailboat wafers are also looking very cool.
Thank for the tips, Kirstin!
Aren’t they fun? I need another luau or party so I can make some more! 😉