When it comes to parties, we always like to make them memorable. Samy’s 4th birthday celebration happened this past Sunday and it sure was one to remember. After a month of planning, we came up with the theme of “Moana” since Samy LOVES the movie.
We wanted to make a statement when it came to making an entrance to this Hawaiian experience. So we decided to place right outside the house one of our ceremony backdrops and add a wood sign saying: “Welcome to Samy’s 4th Birthday Celebration” Our good friend Karen from Bon Appetite Houston helped us with the lettering of the sign. (Did you know she can do pretty much anything when it comes to Decals (big balloons, signs, gift boxes, etc.)? Try her! She will NOT disappoint!)
Every good party needs a “Main Table” which is the one that usually has the cake, desserts, and is often used as THE place to take pictures. Well, we didn’t want to fall short so we used one of our most rented item in our inventory; our Wood backdrop, along with the name spelled “SAMY” in our 2ft tall marquee letters. Another trend happening are the paper flowers; so my mom came up with them using different colors to create that Hawaiian look we were going for.
The cake was Moana themed inspired so got to talking with Esther from Nissi Cakes about the flavors. Top part was Chocolate cake and fresh strawberries as filling; the bottom part was Walnut w/Dulce de Leche. Delicious!!
So ever since I found out about "Sweet Moments by Daisy", I’ve always gone to her for all my sugar cookies needs! So when I told her the theme I was doing she right away helped me with the cookies design and choices. She also delivered with the CUTEST Moana themed cake pops. Follow her on IG/FB to see all her beautiful and tasty creations! 100% recommended!
Tiki Bar aka Snow Cone Bar:
This was by far my favorite part of the party! When we were in the planning process, I knew the party was going to take place outside so we needed to have some sort of refreshments for the kids and adults. So the idea of having a snow cone bar was born. My mom made was in charge of making the flavors so she made all natural Mango syrup with Home-made chamoy, Coco with cajeta and Lime (for the kids). It sure was the PERFECT way to refresh the kids after all the games.
Here are some pictures I took while we were preparing the snow cones:
For the Bar decoration I had to have “Tiki Bar Signs” so Alex, aka my super crafty husband, cut me some pieces of wood and spray painted them in vibrant colors so I could add some lettering.
Also, I saw on Pinterest this “Ocean Water” recipe for kids, so I mixed some blue Hawaiian punch with sprite and added some Swedish Fish gummy candy. The kids LOVED it!
We had one big table with wood benches under the gazebo, so we used some of our wood chargers and placed big green leafs and Moana themed plates for the table set up. Centerpiece consisted of real pineapples, some Hawaiian cups and a mason jar with fresh flowers!
Talking about games, I came up with some simple games to entertain the kids. Blew up small balloons with candy inside and placed them on a board so they had to throw darts. I also bought other games form the dollar store. But my favorite game had to be the Moana Bingo. So I had sat all the kids in one big table to play the Moana bingo (loteria) I had found online, BUT I didn’t realized all the pages were the SAME! Jaja! So we just played along and didn’t say anything. Let’s just say all the kids were happy they all WON! :)
I wanted to create a small area where kids could take pictures and feel there on a boat. So we placed a wood pallet on the floor and Alex cut and painted the Moana “flag” to it, and voila! We got ourselves a boat!
Thank you for reading along! I hope you left inspired to create some DIY’s projects or host your next event with a snow cone bar! :)
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