One of Disney's newest additions to their lineup of strong and beautiful princesses is Moana, the groundbreaking daughter of an ancient Polynesian chief. With voice actors like Auli'i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson, as well as gorgeous animation and an exciting, feel-good story line, this feature film has a good chance of quickly become one of your daughter's favorites—if it isn't already!
So whether your daughter has requested a fun Moana theme for an upcoming party or you are working to get cool mom points by surprising her with this unique new theme idea, a couple of easy touches will ensure that your daughter and her friends have a blast. Check out these fresh ideas for a fun-filled Moana-themed party.
1. Blossoms Galore
Nothing says island adventure quite like bouquets of fresh, tropical flowers. Think big blossoms and bold colors, like hibiscuses, lilies, dahlias, or orchids. To add a real island flavor to your arrangements, we recommend using hollowed-out pineapples as vases. They look phenomenal and on-theme, and as a bonus, they smell amazing.
2. Grassy Tablescape
For parties with sit-down dining, decorate the table with thatched grass (also known as raffia) place-mats. If you don't find the thatched grass variety, bamboo mats will do in a pinch. And even if there is no sit-down dining, decorating a buffet or snack table with the thatched look will definitely set the right mood.
3. Flower Crowns
Give each guest a Polynesian "crown" instead of a party hat. Just take any cute, sparkly headband, and hot-glue or pin on a big, poofy hibiscus flower (either real or crafted). Everyone will look like a beautiful island princess.
4. Yummy Polynesian Punch
Serve a delicious Polynesian punch fit for kiddos and adults alike. This mixture of tropical flavors will put a smile on everyone's lips. Combine pineapple juice, ginger ale, and a splash of coconut milk. Serve in a punch bowl with ice cubes and thin citrus slices floating on top.
5. Tropical Snacking
Don't forget the snacks! While a nice big bowl of fish crackers will be a cute touch, how about going further with the island theme and encourage fresh, healthy eating? Cut up watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe with a melon-baller, and cut the pineapple insides from your 'vases' into chunks. Serve on skewers like a fruit salad kabob.
6. On-Point Party Favors
Last but not least, the right party favors can make or break the mood. We like these adorable Moana lip balm tin key chains, complete with princess mirror for on-the-go primping. At only $4.99 each, every girl at the party can feel like Moana! And what about an extra special treat for the main party girl? Your princess will feel pampered with a Moana-themed nail polish 4-pack, complete with sparkly tin and island nail art stickers.
Whether you’re planning a birthday, a bat mitzvah, a Valentine's Day bash, or just a fun-filled day with the girls from the neighborhood, remember that life is lived in the details. These extra special and easy touches will make your daughter remember that she’s worth it.