One reason I love Disney princesses so much is that they’re passionate about their dreams. Moana is definitely one of them. She’s also way cool, brave, adventurous, strong, and determined… I can go on and on. I personally feel that all the Disney princesses are women to aspire to, but Moana definitely makes an amazing role model. I love how much Moana cares about her village and her responsibility to it, but at the same time, she can’t ignore how much she’s drawn to the ocean.

Today, we’re showing you how to put together the ultimate Moana-inspired boozy brunch. Though in the movie, Moana is not quite 21 yet, I feel like if she was, she would throw a brunch like this one. Read on!

To set the stage, arrange a table runner with palm fronds. Moana’s village, Motunui, loves coconuts, so be sure to add a couple to the table, either for decor or to crack open and munch on later.

When throwing a Disney-inspired anything, you want to pay attention to the little details. For a Moana brunch, fold your friends’ napkins into boats just like the one she sailed on.

The Girl Who Loves The Sea Cocktail

You can find happiness right where you are with this delectable blue cocktail, inspired by the sweet village of Motunui and its surrounding sea. Just grab the ingredients below to get started!


Makes 1 serving

  • 1 1/2 ounces Malibu
  • 1 1/2 ounces blue curaçao
  • 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 3 ounces sparkling water
  • sliced pineapples
  • maraschino cherries
  • mini skewers

First things first: Squeeze out some fresh lemon juice. In a cocktail shaker, add in Malibu, blue curaçao, pineapple juice, and some freshly squeezed lemon juice. Shake things up and pour out the blue concoction into a cocktail glass. Top off the glass with some sparkling water. Garnish with a delightful fruit skewer, fit for the daughter of the village chief.

“The sea… it calls me…” — Moana (AKA Amazingness)

Serve friends your favorite tropical fruits that Moana would for sure pack for a journey across the sea.

With your extra fruits, make fruity pineapple boats! Food served in pineapples def looks *and* tastes better.

After all the delicious fruit, you’d want to munch on something savory like these ham and pineapple crescent rolls. Wrap slivers of ham and pineapple with packaged crescent dough and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Mm mm!

For the dessert of all desserts, these are *definitely* a must! If you’ve never tried a pineapple upside-down cake, you don’t know what you’re missing…

There comes a day / When you’re gonna look around / And realize happiness / Is where you are!

Need more Disney? Check out these brunches inspired by Rapunzel, Tiana, Elsa, and Ariel!

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Author: Irene Lee

DIY Production and Styling: Karen Pham and Irene Lee

Photography: Brittany Griffin