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Kids Birthday Party Venues on Oahu, Hawaii
There are many venue options on Oahu when it comes to throwing a kid's birthday party, and here are just a few places to choose from.
808 Bounce took a simple concept - fill a large room with multiple bouncers, and turned it into a popular hangout for kids to release their energy while parents sit and watch them from the numerous chairs available throughout the facility.
With two locations on Oahu, 808 Bounce allows kids unlimited access for a day with the purchase of a wristband.
If you're interested in throwing a birthday party at 808 Bounce, you may reserve tables and chairs in a semi-private area (seats 60 people) for two hours at a set price.
Each child gets a wristband which enables them to bounce to their hearts' content, (cost is per child who will play; adults are free), and party hosts bring in their own food, drink, cake, paper goods, and decorations.
For smaller parties, there is the option to reserve tables and chairs in the general seating area, and the cost is based on number of chairs and tables you wish to reserve
Even after the party is over, kids can continue to play in the bouncers, and they can come and go all day as long as they have their wristband.
808 Bounce: Two locations on Oahu - Pearlridge Center and Windward Mall.
Gymboree Play & Music
Not only does Gymboree offer play, music, art, and sports classes for little ones, but they also offer a fun venue for birthday parties (your child does not need to be a member in order for you to hold a party at Gymboree).
There are various party packages and themes to choose from, and Gymboree will supply paper goods, party hats, and even goodie bags.
Party packages include 1 1/2 hours of exclusive use of the facility. The first hour is "free play" in which kids can tumble, balance, slide, and jump throughout the gym full of colorful mats, slides, tunnels, balance beams, and other types of equipment, all of which help kids develop and strengthen their gross-motor skills.
A Gymboree teacher is also present for a few structured activities which involve the ever-popular play parachute and oodles of bubbles.
The last 1/2 hour is for food and cake (some party packages do include food).
Gymboree Play & Music: Two locations on Oahu - Kahala Mall and Pearlridge Center.
Chuck E Cheese's
A popular spot for families to take their kids for lunch or dinner, Chuck E. Cheese's is also very well-known for their birthday party packages.
Party packages include pizza, drinks, and tokens for each child in attendance, and the birthday child gets a chance in the very cool Ticket Blaster.
Depending on which party package you choose, kids can also get "extras" such as balloons or more tokens.
There are two locations, in Pearl City and Honolulu, both which have plenty of games and rides, which are only 1 token each but the Honolulu location is newer and much larger.
Chuck E. Cheese's: Two locations on Oahu - Pearl City and Honolulu.
Race World Hawaii
Formerly American Boxcar Racing International, Race World Hawaii gives party guests a chance to race against friends and family members in gravity-powered wooden cars.
You can choose from party packages which allow you to reserve one or both tracks for 3 hours, or double time at one track.
There is a flat rate for a fixed amount of people depending on which party package you opt for (attendees ages 1 and up count towards the flat rate number regardless if they will be racing or not), and there is a charge for each additional person beyond the flat rate number.
Each track has 3 lanes, and kids ages 7 years and older may ride alone. Kids under 7 years of age must ride with an adult.
Racers must have a helmet (the facility does have rentals) and covered shoes, and kids uder 18 must wear pants that completely cover their legs down to their ankles.
Race World Hawaii offers catering options for parties, but you may also take your own food to the facility.
Since the distance from the parking lot to the tracks is quite far, the facility does provide a wagon to help transport your food, decorations, etc.
Due to the location in Kunia, it can get quite hot at the track, even while under the tents just as a spectator, but fortunately tents are equipped with water mists sprays.
Race World Hawaii: Rear Section Of Kunia Park & Ride; corner of Kupuna Loop & Kupuohi Street, Waipahu, HI 96797, 808-382-5653 or 808-947-3393
Hawaii Academy offers fitness and gymnastic classes for kids and adults of all ages and abilities, and it also serves as a venue for birthday parties for both members and non-members.
Parties are usually booked for 2-hour blocks.
Hawaii Academy provides tables and chairs, and also has a refrigerator and freezer for use. You will have to provide your own food, drinks, decorations, etc.
For the first 1 1/2 hours, kids will warm up and stretch with the academy's skilled instructors, and then they'll go through floor exercises and other activities. While being supervised by academy staff members, they'll be challenged on an obstacle course or they'll play on the various gym equipment (e.g. trampoline, double mini-trampoline, etc.).
The last 1/2 hour is reserved for food and cake.
Hawaii Academy: 1314 Moonui Street Honolulu, HI 96817;808-842-5642