We celebrated Fiona’s Fifth birthday with a Moana party theme. We’re still doing the parties old school with family and cousins to play with. And the Moana theme was truly a great excuse to reuse my fabulous palm trees over again from the Viva Havana fundraiser.
I took a good long time to conceive of and create some of the details and touches that made it feel fun and tropical islandy. Had the palm trees but needed the tiki god idol pieces to fill out the corner cabinets. They’re painted on hunks of cardboard.
The kokomora coconuts are made from actual coconuts. We’ll be smashing their heads in soon.And having flowers is a mainstay but this year we had a tropical theme that Miss Patti indulged and sent me home to play with all these beauties.
And the food included pulled pork (nod to Pua) on Hawaiian rolls, Hei Hei island terriyaki skewers, Tamatoa crabcakes, Te Fiti island slaw, and pineapple boat fruit skewers. Many of these ideas plus the little sails on the cupcakes were gleaned from Pinterest. Remember, I troll for my ideas first from Pinterest before I commit to a main art project or two.
My husband owns the lighting company so I still have these party fete lights strung across my living room.
As for the wee Fiona, she had so much fun, she didn’t know which end was up. Almost all the people that adore her were there and she got more presents! And her very own mini cake which she decorated with her own bath toys and paper umbrellas. It truly was a day to remember.
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So much love went into creating a memorable day for Fiona. Your children are lucky they got you for their mom.
I just saw this Mala. Gosh and golly, I am flattered and I know you are right. I’ll be superstar on Mother’s Days. Otherwise, they’ll take me for granted like they always do.
1. I can’t believe she is 5 already and looks so grown up!
2. The palm trees ARE awesome!
3. AMAZING job as usual!
Thank you Michelle!!! I’m so happy when I know you’re here!