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Haley’s Moana Birthday Party


My daughter, Haley, is obsessed with Moana so we decided to do a Moana themed birthday party for her 3rd birthday. I got a lot of inspiration from Pinterest including different food items to serve.  We had a lunch party with Hawaiian Chicken on Hawaiian rolls, BBQ Hawaiian Meatballs, Veggies, Caesar and Pasta Salad and Croissant Sandwiches.  We made googly eyes on toothpicks for the Croissant sandwiches so they were like Tamatoa from Moana. We also made Heart of Tefiti Juice by combining green and blue Hawaiian Punches with pineapple juice.

The recipe for the Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken came from and it was a huge hit.  I cooked the chicken in a slow cooker separately then added the sauce that was cooked on the stovetop at the very end so it didnt get watered down.

I made her cake and cupcakes and made fondant cupcake toppers to look like the Heart of Tefiti.  We hired an amazing Moana to come to the party, she sang songs, taught the kids to hula dance, did nail and face painting and took pictures with everyone.  The favors included Moana stickers and temporary tattoos, a Moana stamp and a baggie of jelly bellies, goldfish and gummy sharks all inside a Moana cup.

For the photo backdrop I bought a bamboo tablecloth and made a floral balloon arch.  I used a tutorial from

I used her existing toys to decorate the buffet including a Kakamora music set and Moana, Maui and Hei Hei POP! Funkos.

I bought some paper products on Etsy including a Kakamora welcome sign for the front door and Moana birthday invitations from StudioBeeDesignCp