Moana Birthday Party Ideas

Moana Birthday Party Ideas

We recently celebrated my daughter’s birthday with a Moana themed luau. Check out these fun Moana Birthday Party Ideas.

Moana Birthday Party Ideas

Themed Food

Food is a crucial part of any party. We had Hei Hei (chicken tenders), Pua (Pulled Pork on Hawaiian Rolls), Driftwood (Pretzel Sticks), Fruit of Tefiti, Fish and Chips (Goldfish and Chips and Salsa), Tekah Lava Rocks (rock candy), Toatoma Treasure (Ring Pops and Chocolate Coins) and Ocean Water (Pineapple Juice, Sprite and Hawaiian Punch). Download the free printable for these food cards at the bottom of this post. 

DIY Moana Letters

I made Moana themed letters to spell my daughter’s name. The paper mache letters were half off at Hobby Lobby. Most supplies I used came from my existing craft leftover stash. Each letter was inspired by a character from the movie. I also made a giant 2 out of leftover Hawaiian flowers. Overall both projects cost less than $20 to make and they were such a focal point of our food table. Moana Party Ideas

Luau Fun

I purchased a lot of luau party supplies from the Dollar Tree including these Kakamora Coconut Cups, colorful leis, hair clip flowers, grass skirts and Moana themed tattoos for our Maui Tattoo station.

Decor on a Dime

These beautiful hibiscus flower centerpieces were from the Dollar Tree as well and the turquoise mason jars were reused from my sister’s wedding. We covered the tables in bright colored plastic tablecloths and used a wire and jute runner from the floral department at Hobby Lobby (one $5 roll covered 4 tables). I also used tiki torches all around the yard with citronella oil to help keep the bugs away. Guests could enjoy corn hole, swimming in the pool or playing in the sandbox while outside. We hung paper lanterns and tissue pom poms from the tree outside. I mixed in ocean net and seashells all over to give it an easy and affordable Moana feel.

Photo Booth Fun

No party is complete without a Photo Booth. I found luau themed props at Hobby Lobby for fairly cheap and added leftover flowers to the frames for a fun twist. I also purchased this water backdrop at Hobby Lobby for only $7! Here’s a similar one on Amazon for only $10


Join my VIP Facebook group to access the following: Kakamora Coconut Cups 5×7″ Happy Birthday 8×10″ Maui’s Tattoos 5×7″ You’re Welcome 5×7″ Pre-filled Food Tent Cards Follow this link to join: Answer the questions and once approved, you’ll be granted access. Click on “files” to see all free printables for check out the pinned post. If you DO NOT have a Facebook, you can subscribe to my mailing list below. Once you have submitted your info, you will receive an EMAIL to confirm your SUBSCRIPTION. After confirming your email you will receive a link to download the files, as well as login information to access my full FREE Printable Library. If you do NOT receive an email in your inbox, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM!


I sell a complete version of these Moana Birthday Party printables on my Etsy store which includes additional food cards (with a blank sheet to fill in yourself as needed), Happy Birthday Banner with full alphabet to customize your child’s name and 2″ Circle/2.5″ Square Cupcake printable! Check it out:   Moana Birthday Party Ideas Pinterest SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave


34 Comments on “Moana Birthday Party Ideas”

  1. I just found you through Pinterest! Looks like you and I are kindred spirits; I too am a huge fan of parties and Disney 🙂 Love this idea for a birthday party, my 4 yr old daughter is OBSESSED with Moana! So fun!

    1. Aw thanks for stopping by!! We are all about Moana in our house right now haha and I love any excuse to throw a party or go to Disney World! <3

      1. Hi Mariah!! Be sure to check your spam or junk folder from the day you signed up. It should have been sent instantly! Email me if you have any trouble 😉

  2. I was so excited to come across your Moana themed party. My daughter turns 3 Thursday and has been asking for a Moana party for months now. Thank you for sharing your printables. Were you able to find the graphics online somewhere? I have a couple of additional items on my menu and would prefer they all match.They really only need to look like Driftwood or Fish and Chips. Thanks for any help!

  3. Hi, I’m interested in finding out how you did those really cute cupcakes. Thanks so much!

    1. Hi! I didn’t make them myself, I wish I was that talented! I actually took pictures and color samples in to my local Publix bakery and they were able to customize them for me!

  4. Where did you find that totem pole pedestal (I can’t figure out hoe else to describe it)? That thing is awesome!

  5. how did the coconut cups work out?? I saw them at the store but wasnt sure if they would be too flimsy!

    1. They worked out great! I thought the quality was perfect enough for a single party. I’m not sure they would be great to use over and over again, but for a single party they were perfect 🙂

  6. I haven’t received my printables. just wondering when I would be receiving the link for them to my email….?

    1. Hi Michelle! I would double check your spam or junk mail as it’s an automated email upon subscription confirmation 😉 If not, just let me know your email and I can send them to you manually. Thanks!

  7. Hi, just wondering how long it takes to get the printables emailed? Your party looked amazing!

    1. I purchased it from Little Adventures! We love their princess dresses! They’re machine washable and super comfy!

  8. Thank you so much for the free printables! My daughter is obsessed with Moana!! its going to be Hawaii in winter! haha she loves Moana! thank you again for all the inspiration!

    1. Hi! I used a paper backdrop from Hobby Lobby (in their bulletin board section) and mixed some grass skirts from the Dollar Tree as an overlay

    1. Hello! Thanks for reading! I purchased a paper mache 2 from Hobby Lobby and then hot glued a mix of loose flowers and extra pieces from a few floral leis. It was pretty easy and quick! I hope your daughter’s birthday is perfect! ❤️

  9. I didnt receive my free printable food tag link. Can you please help? Love your ideas and excited to use them for my sons party!

    1. Hi Michelle! Thank you!!! Be sure to check your spam folder as sometimes the email with the link ends up in junk or other ? If not, email me and I’ll assist! Thanks for reading! I hope your son’s birthday is extra fun! ?

  10. My daughter is turning 2 and wants a Moana party this year. The la for the ideas. My daughter’s nickname is Evie.

  11. I love all of your ideas! I’m curious, where did you purchase the rock candy? It seems so expensive everywhere!

    1. Hi Jessica! Thanks for reading! I waited for an emailed coupon from Party City and then purchased it from there 🙂 I hope your party is a hit!

  12. Hi! Thank you so much for the printables, they are great! Quick question, did you print these out on cardstock paper or just regular printer paper?

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