Friday, May 19, 2017

moana party ideas: part 2

Happy Friday friends! I'm looking forward to the weekend, and I'm looking forward to the end of the school year which is right around the corner for us. This time of year is a favorite at our house. We love the warmer weather, more time spent outdoors, and a less structured schedule. It's the perfect time for outdoor parties, and recently I share some fun Moana party ideas that are perfect for an outdoor birthday party. Today I'm sharing some more easy ideas for Moana party decor.

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If you'd like to see part 1 of my Moana party ideas, including a giant paper flower backdrop tutorial, you can CLICK HERE. Today I'm sharing some ideas for the details of the party--favors, dessert, and drinks.

One thing that makes throwing a Moana birthday party easy is that you can use store-bought luau party decor, which is currently in party and dollar stores and easy to find. All you need to do is add a few details that make the party Moana-specific, for example, I dressed up these strawberry cupcakes to look like the canoes in the Moana movie.


I used my DIY Party Board to make simple cupcake wraps out of brown scrapbook cardstock. The instructions for this punch board are easy to follow, and the projects are so easy to make. The brown makes them look like the bottoms of the canoes.


For the canoe sales I cut a triangles from a sheet of ivory scrapbook cardstock, and added some spirals that I cut from red cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo electronic die cutting machine. You can also cut these with a pair of scissors. Just trace the spiral shape lightly with pencil first.


Then I cut bamboo skewers into three evenly sized pieces, and hot glued them onto the back of the sails so I could stick them into the cupcakes. The bamboo skewers work great with the theme since they're a natural wood, but they're also food safe!

Next, I made some easy pineapple favor bags for the party guests. I grabbed a bag of basic yellow paper sacks from the dollar store (10 for $1.00 at Dollar Tree), and then used my American Crafts Chalk Marker to draw diagonal criss-crossing lines and dots.



I love the chalk marker because it looks like chalk, but it's not messy like chalk and it stays on. Once I finished drawing the pineapple design, I filled the bags with goodies, folded them down twice, stapled them shut and then added a pineapple crown I cut from green cardstock with my Cameo. You could also cut them by hand with scissors.


Finally, I used some empty mason jars with pretty pineapple paper straws for drink cups.


I added some burlap ribbon and raffia around the jars, securing them with my hot glue gun. Any natural fibers or materials similar to these work well for a luau or Moana themed party.


I found some honeycomb pineapple party straws at my local Dollar Tree (16 for $1.00) and modified them to fit my needs.


They originally came with plastic straws, so I slid the honeycomb paper pineapples off the plastic straws, and added them onto some pretty paper straws. I trimmed off the pineapple leaves, and secured the pineapples with some hot glue.


You can also look to your own home decor for possible Moana party ideas. I used my lantern, some air plants in natural wood bases, and some storage baskets. Check around your home for any natural and/or nautical themed items you can incorporate into your luau themed decor.

I hope these ideas have inspired you. Be sure to share a link to any Moana party ideas you try. You're welcome! LOL!

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