Moana Birthday Party
Styled by Itsy Belle Studio
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(prices and availability subject to change)
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.
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.
Prepare perfect party decor + party food.
Ocean Wave Balloon Decor
- Ocean wave balloon kit
- Glue dots
- White foam or poster board
- Inflate twist balloons in shades of blue and green.
- Inflate the small 5″ clear “bubble” balloons.
- Attach the balloons to white foam board or poster board.
- 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.
- 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.
- Printables for favor bag
- Kraft favor bags
- Kraft tissue paper
- Glue stick
- Print and cut out the printable favor bag toppers.
- Attach the print outs to the top of the favor bags using a glue stick.
- Using kraft colored tissue paper, cut a piece that is the width of the bag.
- Fold the tissue paper in half, and glue the top of the fold just under the favor bag topper.
- Trim the tissue paper to be even with the bottom of the bag.
- 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.
Pull it all together in just a few easy steps.
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
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
Set up / make final adjustments to the dessert table, kids table, and decorations
Prepare and lay out your food
Decor: $350 – $400
Food & Beverage: $150
TOTAL: $500 – 550
Itsy Belle Studio shares its top tips for pulling off this event.
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.
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.
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!
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!