Introducing the Honeymoon-at-Home Date Night, Destination: Oahu, Hawaii

If you’re like us, you’ve had moments where you’re crawling out of your skin with boredom. Or maybe you’re hanging in there, but could really use a fresh idea for creating that spark with your romantic partner during quarantine. The honeymoon experts are here to help!

Introducing: The Honeymoon-at-Home date night.

This series will bring our top honeymoon destinations in the world straight into your home for an unforgettable experience that’s designed to send sparks flying.

Our first edition takes us to Honeyfund’s most popular honeymoon destination of all time, Hawaii. And what better island for excitement than the State’s capital, Oahu.

Honeymooning in Hawaii almost always includes a luau – a traditional evening of copious food and drinks, music, dancing and laughter. A sexy combination for any couple.

Oahu Date Night: Food & Drinks

First thing first, the food. Be prepared for your mouth to water over this delectable Slow Cooker Kalua Pork, evoking the flavor of roasted pig commonly served at an authentic Hawaiian luau.

If you and/or your partner are vegetarian, we recommend this BBQ Hawaiian Tofu Bowl.

Wash down the tropical dishes with Blue Hawaiians, Mai Tais, or these non-alcoholic mock drinks.

Oahu Date Night: Ambience

Bring the luau straight to your living room or backyard with these decorations and props for under $100:

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

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

Oahu Date Night: Music and Dancing

What’s a luau without traditional Hawaiian music and hula dancing? You’ll have a blast learning to hula dance with these videos on Amazon or YouTube.

During cocktail hour, bring Waikiki Beach to your home with this video on your tv.

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

Amazon Prime Music   Spotify    Apple Music    Pandora

Oahu Date Night: Step-by-Step Instructions

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

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

Day before: Shop for food/drinks ingredients

Slow cooker pork ingredients:

  • Slow cooker/crockpot
  • 1 4-6 lb pork shoulder or Boston butt roast*
  • 1 Tbsp liquid smoke, Hickory or Mesquite flavor
  • 2-3 tsp red Hawaiian Sea salt
  • 1 cup of rice
  • Pineapple slices

BBQ tofu bowl ingredients:

  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 block (14-ounce) extra-firm tofu
  • 1 can (20-ounce) sliced pineapple or 1 pineapple
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 package (5-ounce) baby spinach
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • Chopped fresh cilantro (for garnish)

Blue Hawaiian ingredients:

  • Light rum
  • Curacao liquor
  • Pineapple juice
  • Cream of coconut
  • Pineapple slices (optional)
  • Maraschino cherries (optional)
  • Ice

Non-alcoholic Blue Hawaiian ingredients:

  • Club soda
  • Unsweetened blue Kool Aid
  • Sugar
  • Ice
  • Flowers or edible garnishes

Mai Tai ingredients:

  • Spiced rum
  • Coconut rum
  • Grenadine syrup
  • Pineapple juice
  • Orange juice
  • Ice

Non-alcoholic Mai Tai ingredients:

  • Lime juice
  • Orange juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Grenadine or orgeat syrup
  • Ice

Day of:

7 am: Start the Kalua Pork, it will need to cook for 12 hours.

5 pm: Set up your luau decorations and get your playlist on!

6 pm: Prepare side dishes for your kalua pork or start making your tofu bowls

7 pm: Dress cute for your at-home luau

7:30 pm: Enjoy happy hour cocktails with the Waikiki scenes on TV

8 pm: Dinner time! Indulge in the traditional Hawaiian dishes

9pm: Take the hula dancing class on YouTube, take pictures with your props, make shaved ice or have another dessert.

Don’t forget to take pictures to remember your night! If you share on social media use the tag @honeyfund and #HoneymoonatHome, so we can feature you on Honeyfund’s social. Check back next Monday for our next Honeymoon at Home date-night destination!

Jordyn Coppola

Jordyn Coppola has been a member of Honeyfund's Marketing Team since 2018. Her #1 goal is to always make sure our couples are happy and have a great experience. She currently resides in sunny Florida with her three dogs. She has traveled all over the East Coast and hopes to explore the West Coast in the near future.

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