Do your kids love Moana as much as mine do? When it’s time for that Moana birthday party, ditch the trinkets that usually fill the goody bags and make your Moana goody bags with these cute Heart Of Te Fiti cookies and “shiny” stuff for Tamatoa!
I have a love/hate relationship with birthday party goody bags. They’re a cute idea but usually filled with little trinkets that I end up stepping over for a few weeks (unless I get sneaky and toss them sooner).
I was guilty of handing out the trinkets too until a few years ago. A friend told me that she always put cake pops in the kid’s goody bags. Parents love them because they quickly disappear and kids love them because they’re fun and filled with sugar! I did that a few times but since I put so much effort into my cakes, I don’t always have time for cake pops. Last year I made some cute chocolate pretzels instead and decided to do that again for this party.
Since my daughter had been planning a Moana party from the second she saw the movie, I needed to come up with a Moana theme for our goody bags too. The first thing that came to mind was Heart Of Te Fiti cookies. If you’ve seen the movie, you know that the Heart of Te Fiti plays a huge role and cookies seemed like an obvious choice. They’re really easy to make, as you can see from this video.
Heart Of Te Fiti Moana Cookies For Moana Goody Bags
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The Heart of Te Fiti cookies and seashells were cute but the goody bags needed a little something more. Tamatoa, the villainous crab, loves all things shiny so why not add chocolate pretzel sticks covered in gold and silver.
I went with clear bags since we already have so many and I wanted to use them up. To liven them up, I printed this Moana symbol so I could recreate it on the bags. I just placed it under the bag and traced over it with a blue sharpie. Next time, I may try colored bags because the Moana swirls might show up a little better…maybe light blue with a dark blue symbol.
You can print your own symbols by clicking below. There’s four so you can cut them apart and enlist others too help!
Now all that’s left to do is to fill the bags…
Printable Heart Of Te Fiti Cookies Recipe
- 1¼ cup green candy melts (separated)
- 1 cup yellow candy melts
- Vanilla wafer cookies
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- Green decorating sugar
- Place 1 cup green candy melts and yellow candy melts in a bowl
- Stir in vegetable oil
- Microwave for 60 seconds & mix together
- Microwave as needed (in 20 second increments) until completely melted
- Dip cookie into candy melts, shake off excess candy and place on wax paper
- Melt remaining ¼ cup of green candy melts, pour into small bottle and make swirls on the cookies
- Sprinkle with green sugar
- Makes 28-30 cookies
Are there any goodies that I forgot? What would you add to these Moana goody bags?
You’ll also need these for your Moana party: