How To Throw The Ultimate Moana Party Theresa March 7, 2017 crafts, Disney, DIY, Family, Movies 47 Comments If you are looking for tips on how to throw the ultimate Moana party, you’re in the right place! Whether you are throwing a spring or summer birthday party or simply want to celebrate the Blu Ray release on March 7th, these four tips will help the whole family enjoy a festive, island-inspired celebration. 4 Simple Steps For Throwing The Ultimate Moana Party 1. Wear island clothes. Island clothes will give the party a festive ambiance. You could buy Moana costumes from the Disney Store – they are adorable – but if you don’t have the costume, no worries. It’s simple to add island accessories to your clothes. Since Moana wears a leaf headpiece, I sewed leaves together with a needle and thread. At the grocery store, I bought some tropical flowers. As a final touch, I got matching orange leis. Not only were the island outfits inexpensive, but they also made the party more fun for my daughters. Both girls loved becoming princess Moana for our fabulous Moana party. 2. Decorate with fun crafts. You can use crafts to create a centerpiece for your food table. Use the characters in the movie as inspiration. For example, with coconuts and some paint, you can design kakamora, the coconut pirates. I shared photos at the bottom of this post so you can see what our kakamora looked like. Everyone had fun creating their own kakamora character. One of them even has on glasses! Another simple Moana craft we made was Tamatoa the shiny crab. Below, you can check out a Youtube video I made that gives step by step directions on how to make this DIY Tamatoa craft. When all of the crafts were on the kitchen table, it brought an incredible energy to our home. For a simple weekend night in with the family, the festive decorations at our Moana party made everyone excited to put away our work and spend time together. 3. Make tropical food. Serve tropical food to continue the island theme. As an appetizer, I set out tropical fruits. Everyone was happy with mango, kiwi, and pineapple. For dinner, we ate teriyaki chicken wings. They were incredible and full of flavor. With a side of pineapple rice and tropical punch for the drink, the meal brought an island ambiance to the dinner table. 4. Watch the Blu Ray. Finally, to throw the ultimate Moana party, watch the Blu Ray. It doesn’t seem long ago that I was watching Moana at the movie theatre. I remember nervously noticing a critic who took notes the entire time, while I spent my time there holding my daughter’s hand and wiping away a tear from time to time. Moana is an emotional movie that tells an incredible journey of a girl trying to find herself. I was proud to add this movie to my daughters’ Disney Blu-Ray collection. Girls can get a powerful message about who they should be by watching Moana learn who she truly is. At home, we could really get into the story. Turning the movie into an celebration with decorations, special food, and crafts made it much more special than the experience of visiting a movie theater. The morning after our Moana party, I enjoyed watching the bonus footage. From discovering which islands the crew shot the movie at to learning about the Polynesian culture behind the movie, it was educational and interesting. I also appreciated that the bonus footage included a short film, Inner Workings, that we saw in the theatre. In addition to the short film, it also had a commentary from the creator of it explaining how he came up with the idea. Watching Moana in our home was an a fun experience for the whole family. By now, I have already watched it several times, and I still don’t get tired of the beautiful music, the compelling, strong female lead character, and the uplifting message about the different ways we can be there for our families. Check Out Photos Of Our Moana Party Below Even if you don’t own the Disney Moana costume, you can easily make an outfit for a Moana party. Create a leaf headband by sewing leaves together with needle and thread. Then, buy tropical flowers and a matching lei. Tamatoa the shiny crab character from Moana is simple to make! Check out my Youtube video above for simple step by step directions. If you’re looking for kakamora crafts, this is incredibly simple to make. Buy coconuts and paint faces on each one. The main colors you need are red, black, brown, and white. Set up all the Moana party crafts on your food table. The tropical centerpieces add to the ambiance of your party. For snacks, buy tropical fruit. We had delicious mangos, kiwi, and pineapple at our Moana party. With tropical-inspired food, you have so many options! We had incredible teriyaki chicken wings, pineapple rice, and tropical punch. Have you seen Moana yet? Do you plan on getting the Blu Ray? Share your ideas in the comments section at the bottom of this article. For more Walt Disney inspiration, visit the Disney section. You can get more party tips by following Theresa’s Reviews on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flipboard, and Youtube. Disclosure I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion! 47 Responses Tine March 7, 2017 Loving the coconut decorations! I haven’t actually seen the movie yet but I’m sure I’ll love it too! Reply San March 7, 2017 Love this post! What cute pictures, and what a fantastic idea! Great birthday party idea… Reply Alyssa from The Sparkly Life March 7, 2017 this is awesome! we loved Moana and a party would be so fun. i especially love the cococonuts and crabs–too cute! Reply Krystal Miller March 7, 2017 My daughter wants a Moana birthday party this year, so this is great. I love the decorated coconuts! Reply Shelah March 7, 2017 What a fun party theme! I love the seashell and coconut craft ideas. Reply Debbie March 7, 2017 I seriously think Moana is one of Disney’s best movies ever. I love your ideas. Is it wrong that I want to throw a Moana party for myself? lol Reply robin masshole mommy March 8, 2017 We totally missed this in the theater, so I think I might throw myself a Moana party when we finally sit down to watch it. Reply Anna March 9, 2017 I think my daughter would love this movie. She has not seen this at all. Thank you for sharing. Reply Rochelle March 9, 2017 My girls love Moana, but I haven’t seen it yet! This would be fun for a viewing party. Reply The Spirited Sloth March 9, 2017 Oh goodness! This is wonderful! Our nieces and nephews would just go crazy for a Moana party. I think we will be putting something together for them just like this 🙂 Reply Marcie March 9, 2017 Your Kakamora (kaka-what?) turned out super cute! We’re currently watching Moana for the 4th time in 2 days (after listening to the soundtrack for the past 2 months on repeat in the car.) Reply Sheri March 9, 2017 How adorable. I love Moana! Really became one of my faves because of the story and colours and the songs are awesome! Reply Janel Berchielli March 9, 2017 Looks like a fun party to be had no matter your age. I just bought the dvd Tuesday and I am excited to watch it. I haven’t seen the movie at all yet! Reply Adrienne Carter March 9, 2017 These are great pictures! Your girls are so cute!!!! I can’t wait to see the movie!!!! Reply anvita March 9, 2017 The girls are so cute. I loved some of the ideas you have shared, simple and affordable. Reply Joanna March 9, 2017 This is such a cute idea! My girls have fallen in love with Moana:) Reply Rose Sahetapy March 9, 2017 This is adorable, and certainly a wonderful theme party either for kids or teen. Love all the ideas here especially Tamatoa the shiny crab! Reply Terri Steffes March 10, 2017 I love the island clothes and the faces on the coconuts. I think those are such fun ideas for a party! Reply Deanna March 10, 2017 I love this! My daughter loves this movie. It is her favorite Disney movie. I love the little crabs, so cute! Reply rachel March 10, 2017 Okay so admittedly I ADORE this movie. It’s my favorite of all time. And these crafts and ideas are amazing!!! Reply katriza March 10, 2017 This would be so much fun! I would love to dress up for it too! Reply Roxanne March 10, 2017 Simply adorable! My kids and I are obsessed with Moana! You have just inspired me to take movie night up a notch (Moana is next on our list). Reply Amanda Love March 10, 2017 Those are awesome arts and crafts and the teriyaki chicken with pineapple rice looks so good too. I think it’s awesome to have an island party for movie night especially if you’re watching Moana with the family! Reply Tereza March 10, 2017 Loving all the DIY details – the coconuts made me laugh so much! Looks like your girls had a wonderful time:) x Reply Jennifer Corter March 10, 2017 How awesome! Looks like a lot of fun! Reply Reesa Lewandowski March 10, 2017 We are planning on finally watching tomorrow night!!! What a cute idea! I love their leis! Reply Nikki March 10, 2017 These are all such fun ways to throw a Moana party! I love the idea of dressing up in island clothes! Reply karen March 10, 2017 How cute is this themed Moana party?! Love the painting of the coconuts – they look so DIY chic! And of course you’ve gotta dress up in tropical clothing! Reply Belle March 10, 2017 How adorable! This looks like a fun party to organize and to be a part of! I still haven’t seen the movie though. I have to soon! Belle | One Awesome Momma Reply Jessi March 10, 2017 How fun! We haven’t seen the movie yet, but I plan on getting it soon. Something like this would be fun for a slumber party night. Reply Anna nuttall March 10, 2017 My niece would love a Moana party. How fun and great idea for kids. xx Reply charlotte March 10, 2017 This is such a sweet idea, we are waiting for the DVD release but I have heard nothing but good things! Reply Angela Tolsma March 11, 2017 I am totally done for all of these! What a great party suggestion. Tropical food, I’d probably go Hawaiian pizza! Love your coconuts! Reply Teresa March 11, 2017 There are so many great opportunities for crafts to go along with having a family movie night with MOANA. My girls adored this movie Reply Seattle Travel Blogger March 11, 2017 This is such a fun outlook to have on a movie! It really is neat that you set the mood for it and I can only think it helps with looking forward to seeing it. Reply lydia March 11, 2017 This is such a fun idea for a party! I have yet to watch Moana, but I’ve seen so many posts and reviews on how great it was. Reply Nicola March 11, 2017 I think Moana is actually my favourite Disney film! Looks like you had a lovely party! Reply Heather @ Country Life, City Wife March 12, 2017 YUM I love pineapple rice! This looks like such a fun time. We haven’t seen the movie yet, but I think we may be heading to see it tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration. Reply shannon March 12, 2017 I can’t wait to send this to my little cousins. They are obsessed with anything Moana. I however have yet to see the movie but I hear it’s excellent from both kids and adults. Reply Brittany March 12, 2017 I recently purchased the digital version of Moana and my kids love it. I should consider throwing them a Moana-themed party it would make their week! Reply Amber Nelson March 12, 2017 Oh how fun! We recently purchased this movie and my daughter has watched it at least 15 times over the week! Reply Heather March 12, 2017 What a fun idea! I love your coconut idea as well. That could easily be incorporated into a summer tropical party idea to give the children in attendance a fun craft to do! Reply Blythe Alpern March 12, 2017 I haven’t watched Moana yet, but I’m looking forward to seeing it. I like the idea of creating a party around watching the movie. It’s a great way to incorporate Polynesian culture into the night. Reply Dawn McAlexander March 13, 2017 I think Moana is going to be another Disney classic. I haven’t seen it yet, but I can’t wait to see it. Reply Nikki March 13, 2017 This is such a cute party theme!! I love all your ideas from the outfits to the food. You really tied everything together and it’s not too hard to do this either. Reply Kiwi March 14, 2017 This is so fun! My 5 year old cousin love Moana and I would love to throw her a party similar to this! Reply Irina March 17, 2017 Your girls are darling. I love all the ideas you shared dear. We haven’t seen Moana yet. So need to watch it. Your crafts were so cute. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.