Soooo Moana Beach Dance Party is the theme.
We are using the gym at our church. We plan to set up a dance area complete with disco ball (under $20 from Walmart). Michael built a limbo set because he's amazing. I bought leis in bulk, glow sticks, and beach balls.
I found fun Moana plates and napkins as well as luau print plates and napkins.
As for decorations...I didn't want to spend a lot of money so I got creative!
We had a collection of old shoe boxes I was saving for Jack's preschool; around Valentine's Day they usually ask for shoe boxes but they didn't this year. I was going to throw them away and then I came up with a plan!
We spray painted them brown. I used some of the lids as bases for the palm trees, and the bottoms to use for tiki faces.
I had brown paper leftover from the Sheriff Callie birthday a few years ago. I rolled it up and taped it to make palm tree bottom. For top I cut green paper and used hot glue to attach to brown paper. Bend leaves down into tree form.
I just folded the paper in half, cut out left shape then cut slits.
I then used hot glue to attach the tree to the lid of a shoe box. I plan to use them at table centerpieces.
Brown spray paint from Walmart for about $4. After boxes dry, use colored paper to cut face shapes to hot glue to box. That's it! It was kind of fun!
I went through a lot of glue sticks!!
I'm going to place tiki faces in random places as fun decorations.
Tissue Paper Flowers:
I seriously just freehand cut flower shapes, layered 3 together, stuck a pipe cleaner in the center, folded up over pipe cleaner then stapled along the bottom to hold together.
I also made a pineapple using a rolled up piece of yellow paper and gluing yellow tissue paper to it but I hated every minute and only made one.
I had everything in my craft supplies. I just bought spray paint and put a little time (ummm 8 hours?) into it. Morgan loves it all and I'm excited to decorate her party this weekend! Stay tuned for party photos!