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Moana on Blu-Ray and Digital
Moana quickly has become one of my favorite movies! On March 7th, Moana came out on Blu-Ray combo pack, and was so excited to get it! Fortunately, my daughter has been able to watch Moana prior to it being released on Blu-Ray since it came out on digital a couple weeks ago. We’ve been conveniently been able to watch it via Disney Movies Anywhere and on Google Chromecast. By the time the Blu-Ray was released, my daughter already knows so many of the words to the Moana songs, and now when she wants a snack imitates Maui and says “Boat snack!” I do love to also pick up the Blu-Ray copy, even if I have digital, so my daughter can watch it on long drives in the car, or bring it over to a friend’s house. To celebrate the release of Moana, I decided to have a viewing party full of Moana decor, toys, and recipes!
Moana Party Decor
For the base of the party table set-up, I used a bright blue tablecloth, to look like one of the main characters of Moana: the ocean! I used bright, tropical colors for my cups, plates, and napkins, to really excude the tropical feel of the film. For added color, I filled the table with flower leis to double as decor and party favors.
To hold forks, I used this wonderful Moana mug from The Disney Store, complete with a Maui fish hook handle!
I also had some Moana toys that i used to help tie the whole theme together. I included a Hei Hei plush, Maui’s fish hook, and Moana’s necklace for the decor. Plus, the kids at the party loved playing with them!
For the centerpiece, my husband made this gorgeous piece of chalkboard art, that had the party hashtag on it, too!
Moana Party Food
On a platter, I placed baby carrots with slices of whole wheat pita bread. On the top slices of pita bread, I made a swirl with sriracha, so that they looked like the sails on Moana’s canoe.
To pair with apple slices, I made blackberry hummus topped with graham cracker crumbs, to look like Tamatoa, from the realm of monsters! I even put 10 apple slices around the dip, to look like crab legs!
To make the blackberry hummus, all you have to do is blend 1 can of drained chickpeas, 1/2 Tbsp tahini sauce, 1 Tbsp olive oil, 3 Tbsp maple syrup or honey, and 1 cup of blackberries together and serve!
Last but not least, I made Heart of Tafiti cookies, to look like the heart of Tafiti stored in her grandmother’s necklace. These cookies have no refined sugar, and have no food dye! You can get the recipe below.
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 4 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or avocado oil
- 1/2 cup matcha green tea powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups white flour
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Mix your dry ingredients together.
- Mix your wet ingredients together in a seperate bowl.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients.
- Roll your dough into the shape of ovals, and place on a cookie sheet.
- Using a toothpick, draw heart of Tafiti swirl on the cookies.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Optional: After they are cooled, you can use sparkly green icing to draw on a glowing swirl.
We had a great time having a Moana viewing party using our Google Chromecast, and now that the Moana Blu-Ray is released we can’t wait to have many more viewing parties!