|Planning for a Romantic Evening
The key to making a romantic evening special is to keep it simple. If you are
running around making the food or lighting some candles it takes away from the
romance. Keeping it simple will allow you to be mellower and less worried about
what lies ahead.
It is a good idea to try to have everything ready before the special someone is
scheduled to arrive. Be ahead of yourself in case they arrive early. Many of
the preparations can be done ahead of time and will make the actual set up time
less. For instance, you can set out silverware, tablecloths, glasses, candles,
and flowers ahead of time. These are fewer things that you will have to worry
about minutes before the person arrives.
The dinner should be simple and easy to make. Some of the things you can
prepare ahead of time and will cut the last minute preparations in half.
Plates, and glasses can be arranged ahead of time. Setting a nice flower
arrangement in the center of the table is a good idea, although make sure the
scent is not too strong and that it does not obstruct the eye contact.
The atmosphere is the mood creator and will entail how the evening unfolds.
Pllay music that is relaxing and pleasant. It should be mellow enough to flow
with the conversation. Turn it on low, just enough to be heard and not loud
enough to distract. You should be able to speak in your normal tone of voice
and be heard.
Next, light candles and turn the lights down. This will make the mood highly
romantic. The key to candles is to use many different heights and thickness.
Use an assortment of candle sizes, but try to stay clear of candles with strong
aromas. You do not want the candles to be overpowering.
To prevent interruptions, it is a good idea to unplug the phone or turn the
ringer off. A romantic evening can be spoiled if your mother calls to check in
and see how you are doing. Try to tell friends that you have this evening
planned, to shy them away from dropping by unexpectedly.
This is an easy and delightful way to impress your loved one. It is the thought
that will count and make them smile with delight. Knowing that all of this
planning was for them, is sure to make the night special and romantic all in
its' own. Relax, be yourself, and enjoy, as this is your night too!!