We recently photographed one of the cutest birthday parties imaginable! The guest of honor, Katniss, loves the Disney character Moana, so it was no surprise that her 3rd birthday party was celebrated with a luau theme and the movie in mind! The party took place at her family’s bakery, Sweety Pies, in Skokie, IL where they transformed the space into a Hawaiian paradise. Not a detail was missed in the planning of this party, let me tell you! Paper lanterns and leis adorned the space as guests walked in and paper palm trees framed the sweets table! The sweets table also featured some of Moana’s coconut pirate friends and the heart of Tahiti rocks were sprinkled around it. Since the party was held at a bakery, it is no surprise that the Moana themed cake was not only extremely tasty, but was also designed to perfection. A fondant Moana figurine adorned the top of the cake, as well as a few of Moana’s friends and to make it personal to Katniss and her 3rd birthday, fondant letters and a number 3.
The guests were having so much fun at the party, but there was still a surprise in store for Katniss and her friends… Moana herself! That’s right, Moana showed up to join in on the fun! She definitely stepped up the excitement among the guests with singing, story telling, and even choreographed dancing. She also handed out leis to each of the guests (in their favorite color, of course) and surprised Katniss with a special gift!
I think it is safe to say that no matter your age, this party was a hit! We are so happy to have been a part of it all and to capture the fun and the memories!