My Maddie turned 6 and we had a big Moana birthday party at the Park. I scouted the location and booked the picnic area with the City. They blocked the area for me, so I don’t have to get there at 7am to hold the spot, soooOoo worth the $50 deposit. Next time you plan a party at the public park, check to see if you have the option to reserve the picnic area.
The park has metal mesh picnic tables, so I decorated each table into a Moana canoe. I made the signature Moana sail using poster board (Dollar Tree) and wooden stick (door moulding from Home Depot). Each sail is 6 feet tall and fits perfectly in the middle of the picnic table. I covered the table with brown plastic liners and tied it down with giant rubber bands. Then I gathered blue and white balloons and tied them to each corner of the bench to look like ocean waves.
Maddie can care less about the food or cake, so I just ordered party trays from local restaurants and grocery stores. The cute single tier cake had blue whippped cream and topped with Moana cake topper from DecoPac.
For entertainment, I hired a Moana character from Princess Parties And Events. Megan was super helpful with the whole booking process and the performer stayed in Moana character even when the kids asked a bunch of weird personal questions. She told the Moana story, taught the kids to hula dance, played games, and took tons of pictures with the kids, even the parents enjoyed the party.
I’m not a big fan of candy for kids, so no pinatas at my parties. You won’t find loads of candies in my goodie bags either, probably a couple of lollipops, and rest are keepsake toys. For the Moana party, we had glass pebbles decorated to look like the heart of Te Feti, fake floral leis, rice krispie treats, and lollipop.