This week, our honeymoon-at-home experts take you to the land down under. Get ready to explore beautiful Sydney, Australia from the comfort of your home.

Sydney is a true wonderland of experiences. You can relax on breathtaking beaches, spend the day luxury shopping, or head out to the desert to experience kangaroos, koalas, and other wildlife. You simply can’t go wrong.

 

Sydney Date Night: Food & Drinks

One thing you should know about Australia is that their food is a combination of many different cultures. From BBQ, to Thai, to Mediterranean, and everything in between, the options are endless.

One dish that will have your mouth watering just by reading the recipe is their Smoky BBQ Pork Belly.

If you or your partner are vegetarian, we highly recommend the Tahini Roasted Carrots.

We recommend pairing your dish with this delicious Watermelon Spritz that can easily be converted to non-alcoholic by removing the vodka.

Finish off your night with one of Australia’s most-famous desserts, lamingtons.

 

Sydney Date Night: Ambience

Bring Sydney to life in your home for under $100:

  • Australia candle
  • Sydney backdrop
  • Australian tablecloth
  • Australia props

If you want to kick it up a notch, here are some extras that you can add:

  • Photo props
  • Inflatable Kangaroo
  • Australia signage

Check out our full Date Night at Home Sydney shopping list on Amazon.

 

Sydney Date Night: Music, Movies and Tours

During cocktail hour, choose one of these playlists to set the mood (choose the music streaming service you use):

Apple Music   Spotify   Pandora

Get to see Australia with these different movie selections: A Few Best Men, The Castle, Australia, Paper Planes, Crocodile Dundee, and Tracks.

Explore Sydney and other top Australian cultural experiences.

 

Sydney Date Night: Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a sure-fire guide to pulling off a date night to remember:

Week before: Order supplies from our Date Night at Home Sydney shopping list on Amazon.

Day before: Shop for food/drinks ingredients

Smoky BBQ pork belly ingredients:

  • Pork belly and boneless pork ribs
  • Tomato sauce
  • Water
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Ground black pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Ground mustard
  • Brown sugar
  • Liquid smoke
  • Salt
  • White vinegar
  • Citric acid
  • Parisian essence
  • Dutch carrots
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Bay leaves
  • White pepper
  • Roasted almonds
  • Sultanas
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Honey
  • Coriander (garnish)

Tahini roasted carrots ingredients:

  • Yellow, purple, and orange carrots
  • Olive oil
  • Cumin seeds
  • Tahini
  • Sesame oil
  • Coriander
  • Pomegranate seeds

Watermelon Spritz ingredients:

  • Fresh squeezed watermelon juice
  • Limes
  • Vodka
  • Soda water
  • Mint
  • Pitted olives
  • Feta
  • Ice

Lamingtons ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Caster sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Milk
  • Icing sugar
  • Cocoa powder
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Strawberry jam
  • Cream
  • White sugar

Day of:

5 pm: Set the mood by lighting your Australia candle, getting your playlist on and decorating.

6 pm: Let’s get cooking!

7 pm: Get dressed in your favorite vacation outfit.

7:30 pm: Watermelon Spritz coming right up!

8 pm: Time to devour those Australian dishes.

9pm: Take a virtual tour of Sydney and other cultural experiences (links above). Get some shots with your backdrop and enjoy your “honeymoon”.

 

Don’t forget to take pictures to remember your night! Want to get featured on Honefyund’s social? Share to social media using the tag @honeyfund and #HoneymoonatHome. Check back next Monday for our next Honeymoon at Home date-night destination.

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