It's almost Valentine's Day! Valentine's Day comes around once a year and you really want to make it special here's how. So to help you create a simple romantic dinner at home. I thought I provide you with a few tips to make your dinner planning easier, don't want diner at home be sure to scroll to the bottom to grab a few ideas for a romantic dinner out on the town. But first things first let's start setting the scene for this romantic dinner at home.
Set the stage
Planning a romantic dinner isn't about just food and plates at the dinner dinner table. To create an ambiance it takes thoughtfulness and a little planning.
Figure out the mood you want to create, something fun, casual, or really sexy. Flower filled rooms or candles everywhere, can create 2 totally different feelings. How ever you decide to spice it up a more dramatic look, emphasizing one thing.
Send an invitation
Create an invitation on the computer, send an e-vite or write a note in cursive to create a more elegant appearance consider tearing the edges to create a more unique look to simple paper.
Pull out all the stops when it comes to setting the table. Whether you use all the flatware you own, or go purchase a unique set for 2. Go big with the setting create a simple centerpiece. Bonus points add a charger. All the little details add up to creating something more special than the normal dinner at home.
Decide on the dinner menu
Creating a menu doesn't have to be complicated. Try cooking your significant other's favorite meal. Or cooking foods from your favorite restaurant. If you can't cook, picking up dinner from their favorite restaurant, just be sure to transfer the meal to beautiful plates and not the take-out containers. When planning your meal be sure to not forget on appetizer and dessert.
Play some background music
Create a cool playlist to play while having dinner. Creating a romantic playlist helps create the mood while eating. A few songs to include:
1. Etta James - At Last
2. Love on top - Beyonce
Dim the lights
Creating mood lighting, if you don't have a dimmer switch, can easily be created by quickly adding a few extra candles around the room or hanging some simple string lights against the wall.
Focus on each other
Creating a romantic dinner, should be about the two of you creating a moment and a memory together. Make sure you take the time to plan your dinner when it's just the two of you with no other distractions. No kids and no phone.
Remember creating a dinner for the two of you where it's Valentine's Day or another day where it's Valentine's Day or another day of the week, should be something special and memorable. If you take your your time and plan a little even the smallest details can make an impact and build a closer relationship.
A Little Bonus
Here's a few dinner ideas you can take outside of your home.
1. Go for a long drive and dinner
2. Have a candlelit dinner in the backyard
3. Go see a comedy show and dinner afterward
4. Have fun doing karaoke music
5. See a live show
6. Try something new to eat together
7. Have a 3 course meal, at a different restaurant for each course.