I was so lucky to celebrate my birthday in one of these amazing bungalows. A dear friend of mine belongs to the Disney Vacation Club and invited me to join a group of friends and family at this amazing bungalow for a birthday feast and fun day of hanging out and visiting. Being invited to one of these bungalows meant it was time for a Tiki Party! Of course, we wanted to welcome guests and let them know this was a celebration, so outside of the bungalow I hung this fun tiki garland I picked up at Party City. The inside of the bungalow was beautiful, with lots of tropical decor, but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t add more! A little grass skirt trim and a Tiki Bar sign helped add a party feel to the gathering. Now on to the dinner part!
If you have ever been to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, you may have been lucky enough to dine at O’Hana. The food is served family style which works well for them to deliver to the bungalow. It was all served in stacked rice steamers, so everything tasted just as hot and fresh, as if we had gone to the dining room. This is an incredible option to have, such a quiet and private meal for a group instead of all of the noise and hullabaloo of the dining room.
This is a wonderful family style meal that is an all you care to eat experience. When you have one of these bungalows you can have the entire experience brought to you! Yes! We had two wonderful servers who came, gave us all leis and served up all that delicious food! In the photo above you see the yummy pork dumplings with noodles and the stir-fried vegetables.
Here you can glimpse the delicious O’Hana Pineapple-Coconut Bread in the lower left corner, along with the spicy grilled peel-n-eat-shrimp, sweet and sour chicken and Szechuan sirloin steak. The rest of the menu consisted of mixed green salad with dressing, honey-coriander chicken wings with sweet-n-sour and peanut sauces. Their famous bread pudding with banana-caramel sauce was served up for dessert.
What is a birthday without a cake? This one was perfect for the occasion! The cake was ordered from Jillycakes in Winter Park, Florida. They did an amazing job, right down to the little “sand” that surrounded the cake, which was actually graham cracker crumbs. The “aloha” plates are reminiscent of the signs found all around Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and I picked them up as a gift for our hostess at the Disney Co-Op. For more information on the Co-Op, you can check out my post all about it by clicking on this link: Shopping at Downtown Disney. I hope you get a chance to experience such a magical time someday! It was really amazing!
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