Looking for ideas to turn an ordinary dinner into a special romantic fare with your partner. Here are some simple and easy ways to infuse romance into your dinner date and create a memorable evening which both of you will remember for years to come. Mostly when people plan a romantic dinner, the first thing that comes to mind is an expensive fine dining restaurant or an exotic location out of town, and many times we do not act upon the plan as one thing or the other does not fall into place. But why should you wait for the right time to have a special cozy dinner date with your loved one! If you want one, create it right at home.
Drop hintsLet your partner know that you are planning a special evening for just the two of you but don’t reveal all the details. Build curiosity by leaving notes or messages giving hints on what they can expect. This will spice up the whole experience as they will be eager to find out what’s going on.
Create the ambienceYou know that food is just one part of a romantic dinner setting. Of course food has to be good, but when you want to warm up the place, think scented candles, flowers, soft lighting, music, wine, a special setting which enhances mood and atmosphere. Also remember to clear clutter around the house and clean up the place.
The foodDecide the cuisine – choose what your partner likes and add to it something that you like. Since it’s just the two of you and you know your partner’s preferences in food, you can experiment with mixing two different kinds of cuisines, if you think you can pull it off. For example the starters can come from Chinese and the main course can be Pasta, Lamb, whatever you think will make into a wholesome enjoyable meal. If you are not so confident with this kind of mix n match, stick to a single cuisine. And it’s better not to experiment with something you have never cooked before.
The SettingTable cloth, crystal, napkins, cutlery, flowers, unscented candles - set the scene well in advance so that you are free to spend quality time with your loved one when they arrive. The thumb rule is to keep it all simple yet elegant. Don’t go overboard with anything, and above all, dress beautifully, on the outside as well as the inside. (You know what I mean!) A dinner date in the comfort of your home is really worth all your effort. Finish the meal with a sumptuous dessert and if you want the date to linger on into the night, do not forget to use chocolate, which is a natural aphrodisiac… Have a good time!!!
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