Sometimes a party needs an extra element—perhaps the bucking and spinning of a mechanical bull, themed decorations, or a DJ to spin tunes over the dance floor. The Hawaii Party Rentals offers all these ingredients and more. They can amp up festivities with speakers and even supply the live band. To fulfill fantastical themes such as "Winter Wonderland," the store can even make it snow. For a little competition, ask The Hawaii Party Rentals to lay out race tracks or inflatable sumo wrestling mats. Whatever the celebration, they work closely with clients, customizing events down to the last detail.
Rated Best Kiddie Birthday Party in Hawaii by Honolulu magazine, Lisa Rose Doll House & Tea Room commemorates birthdays by gracing young ladies between the ages of 4–13 with elegant dress-up tea parties. At the 90-minute Rosebud Princess Tea Party or a Glamor Girl Tea Party four girls are unleashed into a dressing room brimming with princess dresses, tiaras, handbags, and other accessories that hearken back to a time when ladies dressed in their finest and glitter was an abundant resource. Before the girls put on a fashion show for each other, nimble-fingered staffers complete the courtly transformation by outfitting young ladies with fancy hairdos, makeup, and painted nails. At the tea party luncheon, elaborate floral centerpieces and lacey place settings cradle PB&J, turkey, and tuna finger sandwiches, as well as fruit, cheese, vegetables and dip, mini cheese pizzas, sliced hot dogs, and lemonade. After sitting for a photo and shouting the names of dairy products at a camera, the girls will sing to an array of princess cupcakes and sweets, and extinguish the ceremonial flames before receiving party favors. The 90-minute tea parties can accommodate two additional guests ($25 each). With three or more additional guests (up to a maximum of 14 children), the party includes an extra half-hour (two hours total).
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Day of Coordination Package
Pro Tip: Please bring any pictures or swatches to help the coordinators bring your vision to a reality.
Named America's third most difficult golf course by Golf Digest, Ko'olau Golf Club's Dick Nugent–designed course snakes through the crags of the picturesque, 2,000-foot Ko'olau Ridge mountain range, where duffers contend with dramatic elevation changes and the thick vegetation of the tropical jungle. The breathtaking course spans 5,102 yards from the forward tees and 7,310 yards from the back tees, with two sets in between, and its length is compounded by a series of deep ravines, massive sand bunkers, and driver-stealing Pacific loons. After enduring 17 intricate holes, golfers must steel themselves for the dramatic, par 4 18th, where two forced carries and 22 sand bunkers may turn even the boldest of wedge-wielding knights into a quivering lickspittle. Though the formidable seashore paspalum monolith may mangle scorecards, its sweeping, tropical vistas and cascading waterfalls make the course a beautiful and enjoyable haunt for all.
The water churns along the length of The Treasure Seeker, as the 83-foot galleon slices its way out of storybook pages and into the waters of Waikiki. Crewed by a team of salty dogs, the ship specializes in pirate-themed cruises, with other boats sometimes appearing to do water-cannon battle. Passengers man the enormous squirt guns to help fend off these foes.
The crew of The Treasure Seeker also conducts more adult-oriented excursions, including evening cruises that adopt a club-like feel complete with flashing lights, music, and BYOB adult beverages. Still clad in their pirate garb, the crew leads a bit of themed skullduggery or joins in a dance or two. After de-boarding and becoming a landlubber once more, revelers can visit The Groove Hawaii for go-karting, pizza, and other pirate-free fun.
Hawaiian Brian's owners aim to revivify the local-music scene two shows at a time. The titular location includes two venues melded together by a common musical vibe, drink menu, and kitchen producing delightful eats. The first stage, known as Crossroads, looks over a space of arcade games and tables for pool, ping-pong, and air hockey. Visitors can entertain themselves while musicians pluck strings, bang on drums, or futilely attempt to unlock doors with their misunderstood keyboards. The second venue, The Studio, features a more intimate lounge-like atmosphere with fewer seats, less distractions, and more focus upon the performances.