Moana Themed Party -Dinner and Movie Night: fun ideas for a Moana party, themed foods for dinner, DIY party decorations, and Mona themed printables.
Today we’re sharing our final Disney Princess Dinner and A Movie Night. I wanted to do six all together and I had a lot of trouble deciding on a Mona themed party dinner and movie night as our final pick. We’ve already done:
Why We Love Moana
There are so many great options. At the end of the day I had to include Moana because she is according to many, Disney’s most popular princess. She breaks the old princess mould by being strong, independent, and without a prince or love story line. She overcomes difficulties by trying again, and she’s the new princess role model that younger girls are growing up with. The setting for this film is really beautiful, and it has amazing songs as well. All those reasons are why we chose Moana as our final Disney Princess Dinner and A Movie Night!
Moana Themed Party Decorations
We had so much fun setting up our Moana movie night. We were inspired by the tropical setting to go with a jungle vibe. I used lots of house plants as decorations.
Since the movie is also all about the sea, I wanted to include some sea shells as well. The large conch shells can get a little expensive, so I have a tip for you. Look in thrift stores, or online at second hand sites for a deal. I found a couple available online and they were so much cheaper than buying them at the craft store. I also love the pink of the conch shells, the colours are so pretty.
Inspired by the macrame on Moana’s skirt, we added this pretty macrame bunting to the front of the table. You can read all about how I made the macrame bunting here.
We also thought it could be fun to include a little tropical fruit on the table, so I picked up a fresh pineapple for at the grocery store, along with three coconuts. Inspired by the Kakamora coconut pirates in the film, we painted faces on our coconuts.
Just use simple craft paints, and free hand some scary looking faces in on your coconuts to make your own Kakamora.
Moana Themed Party Printables
We made some really cute printables to go with our Moana party theme, starting with a movie ticket. It’s the perfect invitation to movie night for family or friends. Your kids will love it!
We also made a really beautiful Moana poster, that we framed in an Ikea frame for the party. It would be sweet bedroom decor for a Moana fan afterward.
We also made some printable food labels, and there are also some blank ones included in the set that you could use to make your own food labels, or as placecards at a dining table. Also included in the set, are some cupcake picks. We made them into little sails. You could use them in cupcakes, or any dessert.
Lastly there’s some drink flags included in the set. Add these to paper straws to add another fun party detail.
All our printables are available for purchase as a set. Just purchase, download, print, cut, and celebrate. Purchase the Moana Party Printables here.
Moana Themed Party Food Menu
Since Moana takes place in the tropics, we went with a tropical menu for the evening.
- Coconut Shrimp
- Sweet and Sour Pork Kebabs
- Coconut Milkshakes
- Pineapple Upside Down Cakes
We love the song “Where You Are” from the film, which talks all about the coconut, and how the islanders use every part of the tree. It inspired us to make some coconut shrimp for our movie night. These were so yummy, and felt like a special treat for movie night. I’ll be sharing the recipe for them later this week.
There’s a sweet scene in the movie where Moana eats some pork in front of Pua the pig. After saying “Mmmm, that’s good pork” she notices Pua, and makes an excuse to leave. We wanted to make some good pork for the evening too, just don’t tell Pua. ;). We put together some Sweet and Sour Pork Kebabs, that we cooked on the bbq. The sweet and sour sauce is easy to make and so good. You’ll love this recipe that I’ll be sharing later in the week.
We also made some simple rice to go with our meal.
For drinks we made our Coconut Milkshakes. They’re a real favourite around here. They only have 3 ingredients, so they’re really simple to make, and so delicious. Get our coconut milkshake recipe here.
Lastly, we finished our dinner with individual pineapple upside down cakes. These are a family favourite too. I’ll be sharing the recipe for these soon too.
We had a lot of fun putting this movie night together, and I’ve been singing the songs for days! I love the messages of this movie, and really enjoyed this movie night.
With a Mona themed party dinner and movie night like this to enjoy, life really is a party!