What makes a great birthday party is often determined by the type of keiki you’re celebrating. If your kid can’t sit still long enough to blow out his candles or is most at ease in nature, match their style to a special celebration all their own.
For a gamer
For children into games and problem solving, Mystery Maui offers personalised game-nights and quizzes as well as two types of escape rooms. Players have 60 minutes to complete the circuit and puzzles. Groups can be no larger than 6 and children below 6 play for free. The Fun Factory is another great spot with video and arcade-style games as well as rides with a 10 person maximum capacity per group and 90 minutes of play-time. Food and themed decorations can be brought in.
For a ball of energy
There are a variety of options for kids who love to get their heart rate up. Ultimate Air offers a party package for 10 people with 2 hours of jumping time in a vast space. Food and drinks can be organized in-house or brought in by families. Maui Golf and Sports also offer party packages for ages 4-12, where kids play on bumper boats and get an unlimited day of golf, trampolining and rides with pizza and drinks included. Maui Adventure Park offers an outdoor ropes course with varying degrees of difficulty, an axe-throwing station, and a few tables to set out food. The Kihei Skate Rink at Kalama Park offers free skating and picnic tables where families can bring their own food, drink and music as well.
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For a creative heart
Little ones who have a passion for the arts can get their creative juices pumping at Friends & Faire in Wailuku. Their private workshops such as jewelry metal stamping, wood painting, and string art are perfect for small groups. Island Art Party in Kihei also offers a private space for up to 60 people, offering personalized arts and crafts with food available upon request.
For a nature lover
For children who love animals and outdoor exploration, Kula Country Farms offers strawberry picking: an ideal spot for a small picnic with friends. The Maui Butterfly Farm offers 45 minute tours through the butterfly flight-houses and educates visitors on their efforts to prevent the extinction of these wondrous beings. Ali’i Lavender Farm is a picturesque location for a picnic as well as a tour of the fields. Hosting a group at the Makawao Forest Reserve for an easy hike is also great for kids at any age.
See also: Maui Party Planner