11 Adorable Moana Birthday Party Ideas

Moana is Disney’s princess of the ocean. She’s adventurous, brave, and bold. She fearlessly followed her dreams and saved her Polynesian home in the process. It’s no wonder why she’s captured the hearts of so many fans around the world, big and small. If you’re looking for Moana birthday party ideas for your mini voyager’s big day, you’re in the right place. Here are 11 of our favorite ideas for a Moana-themed birthday party that’s sure to make a splash. Unfurl the sails. The ocean is calling! 

1. Book the perfect party venue on Peerspace

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If you’re looking for a change of scenery for your Oceanic explorer’s big event, check out Peerspace. Peerspace is home to thousands of amazing event venues in cities all across the world. It’s easy and quick to find event venues suitable for all kinds of themes. Keep an eye out for tropical or Polynesian-inspired spaces for your Moana birthday bash. And if your space of choice has a pool, you can take advantage of our next Moana birthday party idea…

2. Host a Moana-inspired pool party 

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While not everybody is lucky enough to live near the ocean, you can still bring oceanic vibes to the party by hosting a Moana birthday party by the pool. Kids will love getting to jump, splash, and swim around in the cool blue water like Moana on her quest. This is perfect for parties in the summer when the weather is nice and balmy. 

3. Cozy up on the couch for a watch party

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If you’re throwing a Moana-themed party, watching the movie is a no-brainer. Have everybody pile in together on the couch, or stretch out on the floor with plenty of pillows and blankets. To mix things up a little, try watching the Hawaiian dub. You’ll get to hear Moana’s English voice actress, Auli’i Cravalho, revise her part alongside other native Hawaiian voice actors in a celebration of Polynesian culture.  

4. Crack open a Kakamora pinata

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The quirky Kakamora stole the hearts of moviegoers everywhere. At first glance, these little creatures look completely harmless. But make no mistake: they’re some of the most fierce pirates in the ocean. Because they craft their armor from coconuts, they’re the ideal model for a show-stopping pinata. Try putting together a Kakamora pinata out of paper mache for guests to crack like a coconut. Or, use actual coconuts! Enjoying freshly-cracked coconuts with your little voyager and their friends is a fun way to enjoy a sweet, natural treat, too!

5. Say “you’re welcome” to guests with the perfect party favors

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No birthday party is complete without the proper party favors. At the end of a long day of tropical fun, your guests will be sure to say “thank you.” Take a page out of Maui’s book and have some goodie bags on standby to say, “You’re Welcome.” Fill them with candy leis, coconut cups, seashells, flower hair accessories, Moana-inspired toys, or any other fun things you can think of. 

6. Play “the floor is lava” and avoid Te-Ka’s lava bombs

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If you’re looking for Moana birthday party ideas to blow off some steam, here’s a good one. Try playing a good old-fashioned game of “the floor is lava,” inspired by Te-Ka’s actions in the movie. The rules are simple: the floor is lava, and anyone who touches it is out. Guests will have to climb on top of furniture and other elevated surfaces to sail through this treacherous territory. To spice things up, have someone play the part of Te-Ka and throw “lava bombs” made out of pillows for players to dodge. 

7. Craft tropical flower crowns and leis 

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This party activity is ideal for those who love getting crafty. Try crafting flower crowns and tropical leis out of flowers from the craft store. For an extra challenge, you can encourage guests to make flowers themselves out of colored paper or felt. Everyone at the party can customize their own personal creation with their favorite colors and flowers. It’s a wonderful way to give guests a take-home souvenir that they’ll always remember. 

8. Stage a scavenger hunt for Maui’s hook

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Uh oh. Looks like Maui lost his hook again. Now it’s up to your party-goers to get it back. Try leading a trail of clues and mysterious notes all across your party venue. Miniature ocean explorers will love going on a quest of their own to help Maui recover his beloved hook, just like Moana. To reward them, try hiding Maui’s hook alongside a collection of sunken “treasure” with chocolate coins and other shiny treats.

9. Host a baking party decorating tropical cookies

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One of our tastiest Moana birthday party ideas by far, this party theme involves putting your baking skills to good use. Get all your guests involved in baking up a batch of fresh cookies with tropical-inspired flavorings like coconut and macadamia. For an extra challenge, try decorating cookies that look like the Heart of Te Fiti with colored icing. Make sure to have some edible glitter on standby to make your delicious treats nice and shiny. Just keep them away from Tamatoa!

10. Have a sing-a-long karaoke bash

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This Moana birthday party idea is meant for the musically inclined. Just like every Disney movie, one of the most memorable parts of Moana is the award-winning soundtrack. And if you know every word of every song by heart, now’s your time to shine. You can rent a karaoke machine and belt out “How Far I’ll Go” to your heart’s content. If you don’t have access to a karaoke machine, try pulling up sing-a-long clips of the movie on your smart TV. Or, better yet, contact Peerspace concierge and ask about arranging a karaoke machine for your venue. 

11. Learn to dance the Hula 

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As part of her duties as a princess, Moana taught Hula to the children on her home island. If you’re interested in learning some of the traditional dances Moana might’ve taught her students, try contacting a local dance instructor to see if they offer Hula lessons. It’s a great way to have kids learn about Polynesian culture and an awesome way to get up and get moving!

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