What a fantastic party theme now we have some sunshine! This party gave us summer vibes and and was such fun to work on. Moana is a big hit and the perfect match to this lovely Hawaiian themed party wear.
The party girls request was for a Moana / Hawaii themed party with Hula dancing and a palm tree for her 7th birthday and we gladly accepted the challenge.
The welcome is so important at a party, a lovely welcome ensures everyone feels comfortable to join in straight away. As the guests arrived they were greeted and all presented with a Lei from the birthday girl and then the floating bubbles challenges commenced.
We created a bright and fun party table with a runner of sand, sea shells and flowers, bright tropical plates which we LOVE, cups to match the orange chair sashes, fun melon napkins, totem pole and pineapple props and of course umbrella straws! It was so lovely to hear the birthday girl exclaim “I have real sand and sells on my table” when she arrived.
Moana Themed Decorations
The theme was continued in the rest of the room with pineapple bunting, an inflatable palm tree, banana and monkey. We also used tropical flower decorations, Moana birthday banner and welcome sign, drift wood and themed table skirt around the cake and gift table.
For children aged 7+ we move away from some of the party games found at younger parties, such as pass the parcel and host some great fun team games instead. Team games for this party included the Mummy Wrap, Strawberry lace race, Smartie challenge and then to ensure the theme carried on into the entertainment we had a Hula Dancing demo followed by Hula Statues, the Limbo (several times and the children were chanting again, again!) and the Hula dress up relay race.
Great summer music is a must at such a party and we would suggest a mix of the top Moana songs, some classic Beach boys tunes, Mungo Jerry ‘In the Summertime’, Waka Waka and of course the Limo Rock!
Moana Birthday Cake
Lastly the cake. This Moana cake had hand painted wave detail, tropical flowers, Moana character and a 7th birthday sail. Beautiful and so very yummy.
Bring on more parties to get us in the summer mood we say!
Entertainment – Buttons Children’s Parties
Party Styling – Buttons Children’s Parties
Photography – Kate Griffin Photography
Cake – Odiham Cake Company