It’s a really great idea to buy expensive gifts for your loved one or have dinner with your spouse in lavish restaurants but in this recession-ridden world we can’t help thinking twice before splurging on expensive gifts and dinners. Keeping in mind, our strong need to save money wouldn’t it be great if you could have a romantic and memorable candle light dinner with your spouse at home? With this amazing idea you have nothing to lose and all to win (You won’t win a lottery with this idea but would surely win your loved one’s heart. Now isn’t that priceless )
So without further ado let us give you some tips for arranging a romantic candle light dinner at home –
The adage “Failing to plan is planning to fail” says it all in this case. The magic mantra is to plan ahead for the celebration. If you have kids at home then, send them to their grandparents, aunt’s place or any other place you can think of for a day or two. Ward off all sorts of distractions by switching off cell phones, computer, TV etc. Let this day be only for you and your love.
It would be great if you could give her a splendid surprise by not revealing about the dinner plan. It is not going to be easy but it’s not impossible. Let me give you an example – Harry surprised Jane with a candle light dinner at home on their anniversary. He told her that there is a party organized by his company for the employees and their spouses. He told her about this event in advance to make sure she is free from other commitments. On the day of the celebration, He asked Jane to reach home a little early so that they could get ready and go to the dinner party. After she left for work, Harry started arranging everything. He even took a leave from office that day. He called Jane’s sister and friend to help him out with the preparation of the dinner. Everything was beautifully arranged .When Jane reached home this lovely surprise left her spellbound and her joy knew no bounds. Even you can surprise you spouse in a similar way. It just requires some effort from your side.
All about Ambiance
Ambiance plays a significant role in creating an aura of romance so make sure your dining room is beautifully decorated. You could sprinkle some roses on the passage leading to the dining table. Maintain a dim lighting. Place some scented candles in the entrance of the room. If you have a mirror in your room then place some candles in front of the mirror. This would further enhance the charm of the room. While arranging the table use 2 table cloths, one dark and the other with a slightly lighter shade. Satin table cloths would add to the elegance. Place the darker cloth beneath the lighter one and keep the napkins neatly folded over this. You can also use some attractive transparent jars containing flower petals floating in water. Serve the food and drinks in exquisite crockery, bowls and glasses. Use your creativity and arrange the dessert bowls and wine glasses in interesting fashion over the table. Play some soft romantic music in the background to match the mood.
Fabulous food and Delectable drink
Create a small menu card listing out the dishes you have prepared. Give it to your spouse and ask her to choose whichever dish she wants to order first. To make the experience more real you could even ask someone to play the role of the waiter and serve the dinner. It would ensure that you are with your spouse all the time and not worried about serving the food.
Prepare simple dishes but only the ones your spouse enjoys. If you feel you are culinary-challenged then you could even order food from outside. But make sure the restaurant is good and a previously tried one. End the dinner with mouth watering desserts. Chocolate cakes and ice-creams would be great options for romantic dinner. Also don’t forget to serve some drinks- A glass of wine or cocktail would instantly lift your spirits.
Plan something memorable after the dinner. You could watch a good romantic flick while relaxing on the couch or just spent some time together having interesting conversation recollecting all those fun and exciting moments you had together.