Romance is said to be the key to every love relationship and it is important that couples put in their best efforts to keep up the romance between them. Usually, a romantic date is restricted to an expensive restaurant or an exotic location far away from home. However, there is no such restriction when it comes to a romantic dinner for two. Rather, with a little bit of innovative thinking, you can have a really fabulous and romantic dinner with your spouse or partner right in the comforts of your home. Try out some of these ideas and give your loved one a wonderful night to remember.
One of the oldest and the most romantic dinner ideas for two is the candlelight dinner at home. Before you fix the dinner date, check whether your partner has any other plans for the day. Also, make sure that you two will be alone at home. If you live with your parents, fix the dinner date on such a day when they have some other plans, and if you have children, arrange a babysitter to take them to her house. Once all these things are settled, move on to make the dinner preparations.
Though it will be best if you keep the romantic dinner a surprise for your partner, there is nothing wrong in informing him/her about the plan. Prepare an invitation card yourself and invite him/her to the dinner date that you have arranged. Do not spoil the fun by telling him/her the plan days before the actual party. Rather, give the invitation card on the morning of the date, just before he/she is leaving for work. To make it more exciting, send it to his/her workplace with a bouquet of flowers.
The most important aspect that makes a date truly romantic is the ambiance. There are several ways in which you can convert your house into a romantic setting. Buy flowers and decorate each and every corner of the room with vases containing different types of flowers. Spread a pretty tablecloth on the dining table and place a beautiful candle holder in the center. You can also light aromatic candles all over the place and light festival lights to complete the look. Take out your good cutlery like stylish and expensive bowls, plates, spoons, forks, etc., which you have saved for special occasions.
One important thing that you have to decide upon is the menu for the dinner date. An easy option will be ordering food from a restaurant. However, it will be really romantic if you cook the dinner on your own. Though it is not necessary that you arrange an elaborate dinner, make sure that it comprises at least three courses i.e. starters, main course, and dessert. Cook the dishes that your partner really loves and if you do not know how to make one of them, look for the recipe in a cookbook or on the Internet and surprise your partner. If you are not a very good cook, there are many simple recipes that you can try out. It will be a good idea if you can choose one among the different types of cuisines like French, Italian, Chinese, etc. If you opt for one of them, it will be easy for you to decide what dishes you can make. Begin the dinner by serving soup, salads, or appetizers like chicken enchilada soup, cheese or stuffed mushroom appetizers. etc. For the main course, you can prepare dishes like spaghetti with shrimp, boiled lobster, pasta, vegetable chili, etc. Complete the dinner with a delicious dessert like chocolate mousse, roasted pears with caramel sauce, strawberries with whipped cream, etc. Enjoy the stupendous dinner with glasses of wine or champagne.
In the process of making arrangements for the dinner, do not forget one of the most crucial things i.e. to dress up for your spouse. Complete your cooking as well as other decorations well before the time of the dinner date and take time to dress up. For women, wear the lovely cocktail dress that you have bought recently and for guys, dress in a suit complete with a tie for this special dinner date.
If you are tired of this idea, you can also try a small picnic dinner date with your loved one by putting up a tent on your terrace itself. There is no shortage for romantic dinner ideas for couples and you can surely come up with new ones too. Do not worry if the food or decorations are not as perfect as you expected. Your partner will only notice the thought and effort that you have put into making the night a special one.