Planning a Moana party for a birthday, baby shower, or wedding? These wonderful Moana party ideas are calling you to DIY for your next tropical adventure celebration!




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Learn how to plan a Moana party theme with creative ideas for decorations, food, and games to put together the perfect Moana birthday party featuring the ocean, flowers, Te Fiti, Maui, and other tropical themes.

Moana Invitations

There are lots of pretty invites out there, so we created a Moana party invitations post that has:

  • Fill-in birthday invitation text wording
  • Birthday cards with Maui, Hei Hei, Pua, and symbols from the movie
  • Lots of free printable invitation templates and more

Moana Birthday Outfits

Have your birthday kid stand out with these awesome Moana birthday outfits.

Girl Birthday Shirts

Boy Birthday Shirts

Birthday Flower Crown

Create a haku lei to wear around your forehead like the South Pacific Disney warrior princess does in the movie. (via Raising Whasians)

Gift Ideas

You’re going to need a special gift for the lucky birthday boy or girl. Here are some ideas that fit the theme you’re going for.

Moana Party Decorations

Here’s an example of a cohesive party theme decorations. Love the detail of the orange birthday banner, tassel garland lining the table, blue and green tablecloth, and flower decorations on the wall. (via Wants and Wishes Design)

We also break down ideas for each component of this overall look to make a tropical party of your own.


For the backdrop, you can make some 3D tropical flowers as well as include the kora symbol found on Moana’s necklace. (via Aly Dosdall)

Birthday Banner

You can find a free printable banner for your beachy party. (via Pretty My Party)


Create a floral balloon arch interspersed with paper flowers. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

Food Table

For the food table, you can go with a bamboo background, tiki torches and raffia table skirt and paper flowers on the wall. (via Shopkins Birthday Party)

Party Decor

There are lots of creative ideas out there, so we created a Moana party supplies and decorations post that has:

  • Luau flowers tutorial
  • Life-size Moana boat photo booth prop
  • Easy floral centerpiece
  • Lots of free printables and more

Check it out for even more party ideas to DIY or buy on the cheap!

Party Food Ideas

We’ve got a mix of healthy and sweet dessert Moana birthday party ideas for food.

Moana Cake

We have a whole post dedicated to Moana cake ideas, with decorations, designs, recipes and assembly instructions, including:

  • Easy cascading waterfall cake
  • Kakamora cake pops
  • Hibiscus flower birthday cake
  • Handmade, toy, and printable cake toppers
  • Cake pans, supplies, and more

Moana Cupcakes

And we couldn’t help putting together a post of great Moana cupcake ideas with designs, decorations, recipes and assembly instructions, featuring:

  • Beach and palm tree cupcakes
  • Tamatoa shiny crab cupcakes
  • Cupcakes with characters like Maui, Hei Hei, Pua, and more
  • Affordable cupcake toppers, liners, and stands

Fruit Platter

Nothing says refreshing and tropical like wonderful fruit. Make it even more appealing in a pineapple boat. (via Fun Money Mom)

Sand Pudding Parfaits

This decadent dessert will remind you of the beach. (via Lil Luna)

  • Recipe type: Cream cheese, chocolate or vanilla pudding and golden Oreos
  • Time to make: 10 minutes
  • Skill level: Beginner

Heart of Te Fiti Cookies

Your guests will be all smiles with these easy cookies. (via Sugar, Spice, and Glitter)

  • Recipe type: Sugar cookies
  • Skill level: Beginner

Tamatoa Shiny Popcorn

Gold glitter that you can eat make this a snack even the crab villain wouldn’t be able to resist. (via Disney Family)

  • Recipe type: Savory popcorn with edible glitter and garlic powder
  • Time to make: 20 minutes prep, 10 minutes make (less if use microwaveable popcorn)
  • Skill level: Beginner

Tamatoa’s Treasurers

If you’re looking for sweeter offerings, try these jewel and treasure type of candies, like lava rock lollipops, chocolate gold coins and ring pops. (via Mommy of a Princess)


Blue-dipped pretzel sticks fit the ocean theme naturally. (via Living Life as Moms)

  • Recipe type: Pretzel rods with candy melts and sprinkles
  • Skill level: Beginner

Kora Swirl Pita

This is a fun way to sneak in some healthier options. (via The Healthy Mouse)

Avocado Toast Sailboats

And kids won’t be able to resist these fun boat designs. (via Abby Phon)

Moana Punch

This deep red drink will remind your guests of the tropics. (via In the Kids Kitchen)

  • Recipe type: Fruit punch, coconut water, mango juice
  • Time to make: 5 minutes
  • Skill level: Beginner

‘Otai Juice

For a drink that will bring the South Pacific culture to your table, try this Tongan-inspired punch. (via Tara’s Multicultural Table)

  • Recipe type: Watermelon drink with pineapple, coconut, and lime
  • Time to make: 10 minutes
  • Skill level: Beginner

Moana Party Games

We’ve got a number of ideas to bring on the fun and fit the Moana theme.

Boat Race

Have your guests assemble their own boats with this easy craft project, then have them race against each other in a tub of water. (via Fun 365)

Kakamora Pinata

This simple DIY project is really cheap at under $5 to make. (via Raising Whasians)

Kakamora Bowling

Cover toilet paper in brown tissue paper and use Kakamora printable face for this easy party game. (via Pin Image)


Here’s a free printable for this classic indoor game. (via Artsy Fartsy Mama)

Scavenger Hunt

If you want a more elaborate physical game to burn off the energy of your guests and encourage them to work together, try this scavenger hunt idea, which includes tasks such as:

  • Heart of Te Fiti seashell hunt
  • Coconut balloon pop game
  • Hula hoop wave
  • Tamatoa glow in the dark hook hunt
  • Sailboat journey

(via Jonesing 2 Create)

Moana Party Favors & Bags

Here are some ideas to consider for a Moana party bag.

DIY Party Favor Ideas

We have a post with a bunch of fun and easy party favor ideas that you should check out, including:

  • Tamatoa gold slime
  • Moana terrarium
  • Cookies and treats

Thank You Cards

And to send your guests off with a proper thank you for joining your festivities, include with your party bags with these thank you cards, which come in 4 different designs. (via Birthday Printable)

These Moana party ideas & themes for decorations, food, and games are sure to make a Moana birthday theme that guests will look around and realize that happiness is where they are.