Gunstock Ranch has the coolest kids birthday party on Oahu. Seriously, they have everything you can think of. Pony rides and a petting zoo you would expect, but they also throw in a playground, lawn games, swimming pool, covered pavilion and campfire. Nancy took it a step higher to make it an epic party for her son who was turning 3. You have to spoil only children. It’s a rule, right?
He was surrounded by family and friends including his entire preschool class and bounced around to each person and activity with great enthusiasm. There’s nothing cuter than watching preschoolers play together. A tentative, “do you want to play with me?” before running off together. Two-year-olds mostly play near each other. Their major interactions typically involve toy theft so I love it when they actually play together.
Tatum was so excited to see his friend that he actually caught some air. Check out those little feet!
Paniolo in the making. Tatum was a bit hesitant to try out the pony rides, but once he did he was hooked.
The petting zoo was my personal favorite. They had baby versions of everything including goats that were just a week old. The kids were thrilled and the whole thing was adorable.
So much to do. Kids carefully scheduling their next activity.
Nancy also brought some games along. Setting up this obstacle course wasn’t easy because kids kept running off with parts of the course. It was Tatum’s clear favorite though. He plowed through that course.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the shave ice truck arrived.
And then this happened. The tragedy of the spilled shave ice. Love this series.
And my favorite picture of the day. At every birthday party i’ve been to there has been one kid that couldn’t help himself and just had to blow out the candles.
The kids loved these giant plastic pipes. The pushed them, rolled in them napped in them … they may have been content with only the pipes and some cake. I need to get some of those for the yard.
Oh, and did I mention the train? and the playground? Seriously good party.
A fire pit complete with s’mores for a grande finale.
My daughter has her third birthday coming up. Her only request was a lollipop until she saw me editing these photos. Now she wants the same exact party. I guess we’ll be heading to Gunstock Ranch ourselves soon.
Contact me if you have an important birthday coming up. I’ll capture the memories so you can actually enjoy the day!