A few months ago, my biggest little turned five years old. Her birthday was on the first day of Kindergarten. I was all sorts of emotional that day. These past five years since she’s been born have flown by. So much has changed in life, it’s hard to even remember what the newborn days of her life were like. She’s such a sweet and beautiful girl, I sure do love watching her grow up.
Now that she’s older, she’s the one that makes the birthday party decisions. I think she chose the Moana theme a few weeks after her fourth birthday party. I thought for sure she’d change her mind over the next year, but she didn’t. She’s a girl who knows what she wants and I was going to do my best to make it happen.
My goal for the party was to keep it simple and to the theme. Most of the decor was ordered on Amazon or picked up from Party City. The rest came together thanks to Pinterest.
Whenever I host have a party, I always have the main food table in the dining room. The dining room table pushes up to the wall and is big enough to hold most all the food. Luau was the focus for the table. You can see the specific things I served with the themes names I found at the end of this post.
Next to the food table, I used a card table for all of the desserts. Sand cups, a little cake, cookies and cupcakes covered the table. I definitely made too many desserts.
For party favors, my mom found these adorable pineapple cups at the Dollar Tree. I purchased these printable Thank You tags off Etsy and we tied them onto the cups. The kids also took a grass skirt, lei and bubbles as they left.
Above the goodie table there are the pictures from her birthday pictures. Newborn, first, second, third and fourth. I plan on doing the balloon pictures until she’s 18 years old, no matter how much I have to bribe her.
Now lets talk about the details with the food. Because if you enjoy party planning, this is the good stuff. If you’re hosting a Moana party soon, this is the reason you’re probably reading this post.
Rock Candy = Lava Rocks
Chips & Goldfish = Fish and Chips
Cheetos = Coral
Pretzel Rods = Driftwood
Blue/ Green Punch = Sea Water
Popcorn Chicken = Hei Hei Nuggets
Spinach Dip = Seaweed Dip
Whoppers = Coconuts
The food was pretty easy. Pretty much everything was store bought. All I had to do was set up the table and put it all out before the guests arrived. Overall, little miss felt so special and loved, which made the party an absolute success.
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So cute, you do such a great job.
Awesome party – I love those favors x
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