Moana Birthday Party

Styled by Itsy Belle Studio

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Dessert Table from Moana Birthday Party by Itsy Belle Studio | Black Twine
Birthday Cake and Dessert Table from Moana Birthday Party by Itsy Belle Studio | Black Twine
Candy Jar from Moana Birthday Party by Itsy Belle Studio | Black Twine
Beverages Drinks from Moana Birthday Party by Itsy Belle Studio | Black Twine
Cupcakes from Moana Birthday Party by Itsy Belle Studio | Black Twine
Favor Bags from Moana Birthday Party by Itsy Belle Studio | Black Twine
Pineapple Inflatables and Balloons from Moana Birthday Party by Itsy Belle Studio | Black Twine
Party Balloon and Birthday Girl from Moana Birthday Party by Itsy Belle Studio | Black Twine
Coconut Cups and Place Settings from Moana Birthday Party by Itsy Belle Studio | Black Twine
Photos from Moana Birthday Party by Itsy Belle Studio | Black Twine

Photography by Itsy Belle Studio

Party checklist

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Purchase

Review the blueprint and purchase the party items in a few easy steps.

Prep

Follow our easy ideas to wow your guests.

Assemble

Follow our timeline and party tips for seamless execution.

Purchase

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Dessert Table

Additional Tips

We recommend looking for good deals on cake stands, apothecary jars, and serving trays at stores like HomeGoods, Marshalls, Pier 1 Imports, Cost Plus World Market, and Target.

Add in the faux palm leaves to the balloon garland to give some extra tropical vibe.

We used the same table runner for both the dessert table and the kids’ table.

 

Favor Bags

Additional Tip

Recommended Favor Bag Treats: leis, flower hair clips (attach to the tops of the favor bags and / or the coconut cups), Moana temporary tattoos, extra volcano candy & pineapple lollipops, and the coconut cups at each place setting. Please see the Prep Section below with instructions on how to assemble the favor bags.

 

Prep

Prepare perfect party decor + party food.

Ocean Wave Balloon Decor

Materials

  • Ocean wave balloon kit
  • Glue dots
  • White foam or poster board

Directions

  1. Inflate twist balloons in shades of blue and green.
  2. Inflate the small 5″ clear “bubble” balloons.
  3. Attach the balloons to white foam board or poster board.
  4. Bend and shape your balloons into a wave form using large glue dots to secure them flat onto your board. Once you have enough blue and green balloons to form a wave, add the clear “bubble” balloons to the top of the wave with the glue dots.
  5. Simply display the foam board on the wall at the party as decoration or let guests use it as a photo prop!

* We recommend creating the balloon wave the day before (or the day of) the party to prevent the balloons from losing their air.

Favor Bags

Materials

  • Printables for favor bag
  • Kraft favor bags
  • Kraft tissue paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

Directions

  1. Print and cut out the printable favor bag toppers.
  2. Attach the print outs to the top of the favor bags using a glue stick. 
  3. Using kraft colored tissue paper, cut a piece that is the width of the bag.
  4. Fold the tissue paper in half, and glue the top of the fold just under the favor bag topper.
  5. Trim the tissue paper to be even with the bottom of the bag.
  6. Using scissors, create fringe at the bottom of the tissue paper up to the fold in 1/4″ strips to create the look of a grass skirt.

Assemble

Pull it all together in just a few easy steps.

Timeline

 

5-6 Weeks Prior

Submit Invitation order to allow time for proofing and printing

 

3-4 Weeks Prior

Print and mail invitations

Place order for party printables​

Order balloons​

 

1-3 Weeks Prior

Print out all the party printables​

Purchase items for the party favors​

Order cake, cupcakes, and cookies from local bakery

 

1 Week Prior

Cut, fold and assemble all your printables

Embellish your favor bags

Create your tassel garland

 

1 Day Prior

Inflate all the balloons (tip: store the balloons in a large garbage bag if you need to transport them)

Create your balloon wave and balloon garland

Set up the dessert table, balloon arch​, and kids table ​

Stuff the favor bags with leis, flower hair clips, Moana Tattoos, extra Volcano Candy & Pineapple Pops
( Leave room for kids to take home a coconut cup!)

Pick up cookies, cake and cupcakes from bakery

 

Day of

Set up / make final adjustments to the dessert table, kids table, and decorations

Prepare and lay out your food

Estimated Budget

10 People

Decor: $350 – $400

Food & Beverage: $150

TOTAL: $500 – 550

Styling tips

Itsy Belle Studio shares its top tips for pulling off this event.

Tip 1

Glue dots are your new best friend! From creating the Balloon Ocean Wave to adding the Coconut creature faces to your coconut cups, to securing the drink wraps around the Izze bottles — tape dots are hands down the easiest and fastest way to go.

Tip 2

We recommend having multiple balloon pumps so you can get help blowing up all the balloons efficiently. Some pumps work better with the skinny twist balloons than others, so consider buying a pump specifically for twist balloons.

Tip 3

Instead of buying a stand to display the Pineapple Lollipops, simply insert a piece of styrofoam into the box they came in. then turn the box over and puncture holes into it where you will insert each lollipop to display (tip: we used a meat thermometer to puncture small holes in the cardboard). Be sure to space your holes out evenly. Then you can slide a lollipop into each hole to display them all standing up!

Tip 4

Get your setup done in plenty of time to snap pictures before guests arrive. Photograph the birthday girl in front of the dessert table before the party starts — once guests arrive you may not have time to get photos of the untouched sweets table!

Vendor Credits

Invitation, Backdrop, and Printables: Itsy Belle Studio | Moana Tropical Party Supplies: Oriental Trading Company

| Balloon Garland & Jumbo Balloon: One Stylish Party | Coral Table Runner: Party Crush Studio | Script Balloons: Pretty Little Social

| Twist Balloon Wave Kit (limited quantities): Itsy Belle Studio | Cake: Itsy Belle Studio

Need Help?

Questions or can’t find an item? We can help! Email us at info@blacktwine.co

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