Outdoorsy Birthday Party Ideas on O‘ahu

Take the festivities outside with these unique nature-themed celebrations for keiki.



Imagine a birthday party where it’s okay to be loud, messy and run around. Enter the outdoor party. We’ve rounded up four out-of-the-box, into-nature venues that will entertain the guest of honor and their friends while keeping it easy for parents. Read on for ideas to celebrate another trip around the sun, under the sun (or moon).



Keiki *Plow Special Events

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Keiki & Plow


If your keiki’s happy place is in a sand pit or mud kitchen, plan their birthday party at this family-run, organic farm in Hawai‘i Kai. They’ll slide down the jumbo slide with friends, brush the friendly goats, act out a scene on the play pirate ship, and gather fresh eggs from the resident hens. And when it’s time to eat, enjoy use of the outdoor kitchen, BBQ and picnic tables.


Great for all ages, Keiki & Plow party packages start at $450 for 3-hours and 25 guests. (808) 208-2740. 587 Pakala St., Hawai‘i Kai.


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Hawaii Nature Center Party

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Hawai‘i Nature Center


Let an expert guide entertain keiki with a two-hour hands-on exploration of Makiki Valley customized to the birthday child. Fish in the stream, hike through lush landscapes, make a nature notebook, or build a terrarium. You can also bring food, drinks and cake to enjoy in the open-air pavilion.


Best for ages 3 and up, Hawai‘i Nature Center parties start at $350 for up to 20 children. (808) 955-0100. 2131 Makiki Heights Dr., Makiki.



Nalo Keiki Paniolo party

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Nalo Keiki Paniolo


Giddy up on over to Waimānalo for hand-led pony rides with a trainer and farm-animal fun. Pet the fluffy, feathery residents, including mini donkeys, mini goats, chickens and alpaca, too! You bring the food and drinks, and they provide the private area with tables under a shady monkeypod tree.


Best for ages 1 to 12 (and under 100 lbs.), Nalo Keiki Paniolo parties start at $275 for 1-hour package. (651) 730-6153. 41-632 Mokulama St., Waimānalo.


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Stargazers Of Hawaii party

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Stargazers of Hawai‘i


Let your keiki be the star of the night with an out-of-this world party. Whether it be in your own backyard or a public park, astronomer Nick Bradley will bring his 7-foot tall reflecting telescope and guide the group in an exploration of stars, planets and galaxies, including mythology stories and Polynesian celestial navigation techniques.

Best for ages 5 and up, Stargazers of Hawai‘i parties cost $300 per telescope for 3 hours. (808) 291-6230.