Aloha Friday #1! - Melissa Schroeder

Aloha Friday #1!

Since I have vowed to become more active on the blog, one thing I want to do is have a few kinds of different theme posts. To start off, I thought I would go with the obvious, Aloha Friday. For those of you not familiar with the term, Aloha Friday, it is the island way of saying get ready for the weekend. It will feature all kinds of things, ie, links, recipes, pics…and some Hawaiian giveaways will be featured:)

This week, I am going to feature the Luau and my favorite place to go on Oahu for one is Paradise Cove. They are the best IMHO. But, one of the things I am starting to research are the male dancers. Danny Aiona, the youngest of the Aiona clan, is working at Paradise Cove to help pay for his college and save up for medical school. His book, A Little Harmless Wager, will feature an older African American heroine.


For people who have never been to a Luau, Paradise Cove goes all out. Starts with the greeting, along with a pic for your entire party with a pretty female dancer and one for their hunky male dancers. Then, you get to spend time in the village playing games, and looking at the beautiful surrounding scenery. There is the Imu Ceremony then dinner and the show. It makes for a fantastic time. If you are on Oahu, it is the one place I would insist for sure you go. And get a Lava Flow. They make them the best.

Want to win some Hawaiian swag? How about an Hawaiian key chain, some kono beads, and some harmless swag? All you have to do is tell me what you think would be your favorite part of the Luau? Answer in the comments. Everyone is eligible as long as I can ship to your country.

You have until 8 am Monday morning, the third, central time, to answer. I will pick the name using Random.org. Good Luck.

(the images are copyrighted to Paradise Cove.)

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32 Comments on “Aloha Friday #1!

  1. I love seeing the dancers!!! But I’ve heard the food is fabulous too! Someday I will make it to Hawaii!!!!!

  2. I’ve never been to a luau in Hawaii but I have attended luaus at resorts and I definitely enjoy the dancing the most.

  3. I have never been to a Luau but I think that I would enjoy the dancing. Although I am sure that the food is great as well.

  4. I have no doubt the dancers would be the main attraction for me, well that and the music. I’ve never been to Hawaii or a luau the closest I’ve come is the Walt Disney World version which was fun but no doubt nothing like the real thing. Love the new website Melissa, it looks fantastic!

  5. i really enjoyed the luau while in kailua-kona…
    the luau was held at the resort i stayed at, and in the morning they invited guests to see the imu filled with that nights dinner…that extra touch that made you feel like “ohana”!

  6. Hawaii is on my bucket list, at the top, especially that I have a dear friend living there. I’ve never been to a real luau. I think it would be an incredible experience. I know one day I will take part of one. I think fist it would be the dances, then the food… 😀

  7. I think what would be my favorite part of a luau would be the dancers — watching their beautiful bodies move would be awesome! And, of course, the food. Just being in Hawaii would be my favorite!!!!

  8. I’ve never been to Hawaii or a luau. I think my favorite part would be man-watching followed by food 🙂

  9. I love everything a Luau has to offer. I enjoy the entertaiment, the hooki drinks and the people you get to meet. With this said the very best part is the HAWAIIAN MEN. I do love watching have naked, tanned and toned men dancing with FIRE.

  10. I have never had the opportunity to attend a luau, but I ‘m positive I would like the dancers best!

  11. I have visited the Big Island many times and very much enjoyed attending a Luau. I completely loved watching the dancers in the torch light but the music really speaks to me.

  12. I would love to visit Hawaii and at a Luau the dancers would be my highlight! They tell stories through dance which seems so interesting. Meeting a wide variety of people would be second. Awesome pictures by the way!

  13. I think the whole thing would be amazing! dancers food you name it. we have nothing like this on the mainland I love the idea of getting a glimpe of another cluture so different from mine

  14. I hope to visit Hawaii one day… A Luau would be an experience I hope to see… my fav part would probably be the dancers… seeing them move and tell their stories in their dances!
    Love the new look Melissa! 😀

  15. Favorite part was the dancing, although one morning we came across them prepping the hole & pig and it was awesome!!! we talked to the guys for a while….

    God I cannot wait to move there…

  16. I would like to see how they roast a pig–always was interested it that. Plus eating that pig. Yummy!

  17. Definitely the food 🙂 I’ve never had the opportunity to attend a luau, but I’m sure every single bit of it is amazing!
    Thank you for sharing and for offering such an awesome giveaway! 🙂

  18. My favorite part of a luau is actually the drumming rhythms. The sound of the drums, feet, and everything else get the blood pumping. I actually want to move with the dancers.

  19. Mel, I love the dancing! It’s mesmerizing! Makes you want to get up and “shake your groove thing”! Ok lawd that sure does date me!…lol The food ain’t have bad either. It’s fun eating and meeting new people.

    I now want to leave for the big island…

    I love the new site Mel…more user friendly. 🙂

  20. The music seems to set the fun mood, the food looks like everyone is enjoying it.Seems like fun.
    I have never been to Hawaii so what I know about a luau is what I’ve seen on tv.

  21. Since I can’t dance to save my life I’m gonna go with the food!

    The new site is beautiful!

  22. I think I would love seeing the dancers. Watching them in person sounds like it will be an amazing experience… I have been pushing the hubby for a Hawaii vacation, so hopefully he gives in soon!!!

  23. Well I’ve never been to a real one. Only ones for kids birthday party. Really wanting to go to Hawaii and it’s on my bucket list. I love watching the dancing on TV and esp the men. One day I will make it I hope…. The site looks great and love the books keep up the fantastic work.

  24. I love the entire thing. They are so much fun. I miss living in Hawaii. Lived there for 4 years just out of high school. I would love to move back.

  25. I would love to go to Hawaii. I think the best part of going to a Luau would be the dancers and any special ceremonies that are done.

  26. I think my favorite would the dancing and the food. I’ve never been to a luau, and I hope to go one day. 🙂

  27. Don’t get me wrong, hottie dancers are great and all, but unless they look like Alex O’Laughlin, I probably would only sit back and smile. For me, it would be the food! I love all kinds of ethnic and island food.

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