Moana Birthday Party Ideas + Free Party Printables

by Kayla Peloquin
Moana Birthday Party Ideas

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Moana Birthday Party Ideas + Free Party Printables

We recently celebrated my daughter’s birthday with a Moana themed luau for her second birthday. 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.

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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.ย 

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 flowers all made by our local bakery. If you’re searching for a great option, check out these amazing Moana cake ideas!

DIY Moana Birthday Party Decorations

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 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 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.

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.

Moana Party Favor Ideas

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!


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 First, follow this link to join:</a> Then, answer the questions and once approved, you’ll be granted access. Finally, click on “files” to see all free printables for check out the pinned post.

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!

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thebubblysoiree June 11, 2017 - 11:54 pm

I just found you through Pinterest! Looks like you and I are kindred spirits; I too am a huge fan of parties and Disney ๐Ÿ™‚ Love this idea for a birthday party, my 4 yr old daughter is OBSESSED with Moana! So fun!

admin June 12, 2017 - 4:09 pm

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

JP June 12, 2017 - 4:19 pm

THANK YOU for the free printables!

admin June 13, 2017 - 11:21 am

You’re so welcome! I hope your party is a hit!

Mariah February 8, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Hi there!!! I subscribed but never got the printables!!! Help! And btw, ADORABLE!!!

admin March 2, 2018 - 12:37 am

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Danielle Johnson June 12, 2017 - 4:36 pm

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!

Becky O. June 13, 2017 - 8:14 pm

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

admin June 14, 2017 - 7:35 pm

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!

Samantha July 3, 2017 - 7:46 pm

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

admin July 5, 2017 - 7:07 pm

It is actually a solar powered pool/deck decor item from Lowes

Daniela July 15, 2017 - 5:41 pm

Thanks so much for the free printables!!!

admin July 18, 2017 - 11:00 pm

You’re welcome! I hope your party is a hit! ๐Ÿ™‚

breana July 31, 2017 - 2:32 pm

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

admin July 31, 2017 - 11:09 pm

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Michelle August 3, 2017 - 6:25 pm

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

admin August 5, 2017 - 3:54 pm

Hi Michelle! I would double check your spam or junk mail as it’s an automated email upon subscription confirmation ๐Ÿ˜‰ If not, just let me know your email and I can send them to you manually. Thanks!

Aprille August 8, 2017 - 4:13 pm

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

Cathy August 19, 2017 - 1:40 am

Love it all! Where did you find/buy your daughter’s outfit?

admin August 24, 2017 - 11:13 pm

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

Kimberly September 12, 2017 - 6:55 pm

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!

admin September 12, 2017 - 6:58 pm

Oh how fun!!! That is such a great twist for a Moana party! ?โ„๏ธ

heather October 27, 2017 - 8:45 am

Hi! I was just wondering where u got the straw(?) behind the food table from? What is it called??

admin October 29, 2017 - 12:24 pm

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

Melissa December 17, 2017 - 10:43 am

Hello, I’m throwing a Moana party for my daughter – how did you get or do the number 2?

admin December 30, 2017 - 1:28 am

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 daughterโ€™s birthday is perfect! โค๏ธ

michelle January 1, 2018 - 7:53 pm

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!

admin January 2, 2018 - 12:21 am

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 Iโ€™ll assist! Thanks for reading! I hope your sonโ€™s birthday is extra fun! ?

Veronica February 21, 2018 - 12:44 pm

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

admin February 24, 2018 - 5:19 pm

Aw what a coincidence! I hope her Moana party is the best! โค๏ธ

Jessica Zeehandelar February 26, 2018 - 11:59 am

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

admin March 2, 2018 - 12:37 am

Hi Jessica! Thanks for reading! I waited for an emailed coupon from Party City and then purchased it from there ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope your party is a hit!

Asia June 13, 2018 - 3:25 pm

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?

admin June 22, 2018 - 11:19 pm

Hi there! I printed them on cardstock to help them stand up a little better ๐Ÿ™‚

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