4 Trending STEAM Birthday Parties on O‘ahu
Science- and math-themed celebrations, but make it fun (and easy on parents)!
B irthday parties are BACK, and we couldn’t be happier! It’s heartwarming to see keiki celebrating another lap around the sun with friends and family in-person. We’ve got the pulse on some unique, couldn’t-be-easier party ideas including “STEAM” activities, an of-the-moment term which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Check out these local companies and organizations for your child’s next party which their friends will still be talking about next year.
Bricks 4 Kids
If you’ve got a LEGO lover at home, here’s the party for you. Think: LEGO building, LEGO car track utopia and relay races. You provide the venue, and a party host will show up to lead 80 minutes of activities customized for the guest of honor’s interests, such as dinosaurs or robots. Parents love the prizes and LEGO models provided, so you don’t have to worry about shopping for party favors!
Best for ages 6-12, Bricks 4 Kids parties are $225 for the birthday child plus ten friends, (808) 255-5522. email@example.com.
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Hawai‘i Children’s Discovery Center
Kids get to touch and explore EVERYTHING here. Experiment with the water cycle at the interactive Rainforest exhibit, count your pulse in the Fantastic You gallery, and fix a car in the In Your Town area. The private party room acts as your home base for two hours while guests play throughout the Center. We’ve heard the highlight is a ride on the vintage carousel which is only available for parties and special events!
Great for 1-year-olds to 10-year-olds, the Hawai‘i Children’s Discovery Center parties start at $15/person (or $13/person for Center members) with a minimum of 15 guests. (808) 524-5437. 111 Ohe Street, Honolulu.
Keiki will go mad over the slime, play dough, video game coding, and even Dungeons & Dragons parties at this realistic-looking science lab located in the Target wing at Ala Moana Center. With a 2-hour complete buy-out of the space, you can mix-and-match activities ranging from Minecraft games to slime-making to painting. The best part? The mess stays in the lab, and the staff will handle the clean-up! The birthday child will also get to take home a custom toy created by the lab’s uber-cool 3D printer.
Best for ages 3 and up, MadSci Lab parties are $412 for ten children. (808) 913-3037. Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu.
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My Slime Playroom
Let them make slime (and eat cake)! A 90-minute party at this adorably chic Ka Makana Ali‘i venue is all about creativity and customization. Keiki will craft their own non-toxic slime to take home with choice of color, glitter, trinket add-ins (aka “sprinkles”), and even a personalized scent. You bring the cake and balloons to decorate the dedicated party area, and the staff will handle the rest, including providing pizza and juice!
Best for ages 3 and up, My Slime Playroom parties range from $265-$400 for eight children. firstname.lastname@example.org. Ka Makana Ali‘i, 91-5431 Kapolei Parkway, Suite 1117, Kapolei.