Moana Night

Let’s talk about Moana. This girl is strong, brave, and just down right amazing. The songs from the movie are catchy without being annoying. The artwork is breathtaking. Moana is one of the best Disney movies of all time, in my personal opinion. So of course we needed to have a Moana night on our recent vacation as a tribute! Being that I was using premade ingredients, this meal probably holds to the statement I made for Aladdin night. It’s about as Pacific islander as Taco Bell is Mexican, but you should still enjoy it! Let’s start with our craft. We made kakamora, the coconut warriors, masks! Out of sheets of dark brown craft foam, I cut large oval coconut shapes. In tan craft foam, I cut smaller face shapes out. You can see that they are all different. If you have seen Moana, you know all these warriors look a bit different from each other, so no need for a perfect stencil! We hot glued the faces on to the Masks, cut out 2 eye holes, and glued bits of red and white felt (foam would be fine, too) as warrior paint. We finished by hot gluing yarn to the back so the kids could wear the masks. So a quick list of what we used:
  • Brown and tan craft foam
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Yarn
  • Red/ white felt or craft foam
Dinner time! We went simple and delicious. Simple is a must when microwaving your way through dinner! Ingredients:
  • 2 trays Hawaiian style chicken
  • Hawaiian rolls. I happened to find these burger buns, which is pretty awesome.
  • Exotic veggie chips
  • 1 tub whipped topping
  • 2 cans fruit salad
  • 1 package strawberry jello powder
  • Optional: nuts, mini marshmallows, crushed pineapple, shredded coconut
  • Fancy premade coconut macaroons
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, red candy melts for decorating if desired
For dinner, I heated the chicken up and put it on buns. Simple and delicious. We served it with chips and ‘Hawaiian’ fluff salad. The tub of whipped topping, a teaspoon or so of jello, and 2 cans drained fruit salad make a quick, light, kid friendly side. These kakamora look like they approve of dinner.
For dessert, I melted the dark chocolate and dipped the bottoms of the macaroons in it. I placed the cookies on a plate upside down to set up for 15 or 20 minutes. I then melted the other chocolates and used a toothpick to add war paint. These were simple and amazingly perfect. The dark chocolate paired with the coconut to make a smooth and dreamy delight. T. even had 2! Let’s not talk about how many Mr. Mouse and I ate! E. loves to walk like an Egyptian. Even in a warrior mask! T. does, too. Aren’t they just the cutest kakamora you have ever seen?


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  1. Hmm it appears like your blog ate my first comment
    (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing.

    Do you have any helpful hints for rookie blog writers?
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    • Oh nooooo! I’m sorry it ate your comment! We are just learning about blogging ourselves. Just write write write. Don’t try to be anyone but yourself! It’s not worth it!


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