Moana Birthday Party Ideas

Moana Birthday Party Ideas + Free Party Printables

Moana Birthday Party Ideas + Free Party Printables

We recently celebrated my daughter’s birthday with a Moana themed luau for her second birthday. See her Alice in Wonderland First Birthday Party from last year. If you’re looking for Moana birthday party ideas and free printables, you’ve come to the right place. Check out these fun and easy Moana-themed birthday party ideas below for your little Moana fan.

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Moana Birthday Party Ideas

Moana Party Food Ideas

Food is a crucial part of any party. These Moana themed party foods are perfect for your luau and easy to make. It’s so much fun to theme party food after favorite characters, especially from Disney’s Moana.

We served Hei Hei (chicken tenders), Pua (Pulled Pork on Hawaiian Rolls), Driftwood (Pretzel Sticks), Fruit of Tefiti, Heart of Te Fiti Cookies, 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 cards for these Moana-themed party food ideas at the bottom of this post.

Moana Birthday Party Cupcake & Cake Ideas

We skipped a birthday cake for the party, but did serve delicious cupcakes inspired by the Disney movie. The cupcake toppers included mini hearts of te fiti, chocolate seashells, starfish and tropical flowers all made by our local bakery.

If you’re searching for a great option, check out these amazing Moana cake ideas!

DIY Moana Party Decor

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. This was an easy way to personalize the party decor. Overall, both projects cost less than $20 to make and they were such a focal point of our food table as the perfect DIY Moana Birthday Party Decorations.

Moana Party Ideas for Girl Birthday

My girls love to play dress up so I knew we needed some fun things for the party to wear. If you need Moana party ideas for girl parties, I highly recommend stopping by your local Dollar Tree.

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

Moana party ideas for girl

Moana Decorations DIY

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 party 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. Party 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 tropical leaves, 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

Moana Birthday Party Games and Activities

Voyage Scavenger Hunt

Create a Moana-inspired scavenger hunt by hiding “Heart of Te Fiti” rocks or seashells around your yard or house. Kids can embark on a thrilling journey to find these precious items, just like Moana’s quest in the movie.

Palm Tree Limbo

Set up fake palm trees (or use foam pool noodles to make your own) and play a limbo game. Kids can test their limbo skills and see how low they can go under the “palm trees.”

Moana Karaoke

Set up a karaoke station with favorite Moana songs. Kids can channel their inner Moana or Maui and perform their renditions of beloved tunes from the Moana soundtrack.

Hula Dancing

Teach the little adventurers some basic hula dance moves. You can even hire a hula dance instructor, character entertainer or use online tutorials to make it more authentic.

Maui Tattoo Station

Temporary Moana tattoos can be a hit at the party. Kids can pick their favorite designs and apply them with a bit of water.

Moana Boat Craft

Let the kids create their miniature Moana boats using popsicle sticks, paint, and paper sails. This hands-on craft activity adds a creative touch to the party.

Te Ka Ring Toss

Set up a ring toss game with Te Ka (the lava monster) as the target. Kids can take turns tossing rings onto Te Ka’s fiery head.

Coconut Bowling

Paint bowling balls to look like Kakamora coconut cups and set up a bowling alley. Kids will have a blast knocking down the “Kakamoras.”

Animal Charades

Play charades using animals that Maui shape shifts into during the movie. You can pre write each animal on a piece of paper or print pictures of the animals for young kids who cannot read.

Fun Ideas for Moana Party Favors

Party favors are a great way to thank your guests for coming! Each of these favor ideas capture the essence of Moana’s world, offering kids a tangible piece of their own magical journey.

Let’s dive into these heartwarming Moana-inspired party favors and share the joy of the ocean with your young guests.

Check out these fun goody bag ideas for toddlers

Heart of Te Fiti Cookies

Send the little adventurers home with cookies shaped like the Heart of Te Fiti. Wrap them in tropical-themed packaging for added charm.

Colorful Leis

Distribute colorful flower leis to your little guests. It’s a fantastic way to keep the Moana vibe alive, even after the party.

Mini Moana Dress

Mini Moana dresses make for delightful party favors. Every little girl can have her own Moana-inspired outfit.

Moana-themed Tote Bags

Hand out tote bags adorned with Moana designs. Kids can use them for everyday adventures or as a reminder of the Moana party.

Moana-themed Coloring Books

Moana coloring books filled with themed pages offer endless entertainment for kids. Pair them with crayons for a complete artistic experience.

Moana Puzzle

Moana-themed puzzles can challenge young minds and serve as a fun memento of the party.

With these Moana-themed party games, activities, and creative favor ideas, your child’s birthday celebration will be filled with “Moana” magic, making it a day they’ll cherish forever. Happy birthday, little wayfinder!


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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!


  • Kayla Peloquin

    A blogger, Social Media Specialist and digital influencer, Kayla is the founder and driving force behind, a blog designed to provide party planning ideas, family travel tips, and fun DIY projects with her Millennial 'Girl Mom' audience. She has partnered with several brands, a few favorites include Walt Disney World, Google, Coca-Cola, Carters and LEGOLAND Florida. This venture perfectly fits her current lifestyle with two young daughters.

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