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A fabulous way to say “I love you” involves
everyone’s favorite — food. Food and love are forever interconnected, but for Valentine’s Day it is important to bring in other elements of surprise and, perhaps, some gifts. Plan for a romantic meal at home or a restaurant and surprise your loved one with a few presents.
SET THE MOODStart by setting the mood
either at home or in a favorite restaurant. Most restaurants, hotels, fl orists and travel agents are happy to help you with this pleasant chore if you only ask. If necessary, have a close friend do the home meal set up so you can bring your partner home to an unforgettable surprise meal fi lled with special delights. With a little advance planning you can pull off the surprise of the year this Valentine’s Day and bring new sparkle to your romance.
At home, go for the full experience with special
dinnerware, candles, soft music and fl attering lighting. Arrange to send the kids to Grandma’s house for the night so you can enjoy some quiet time. Make cooking simple by ordering in special foods. Add colorful fl owers to the room, and the scene is set.
Serve up appetizers with a sincere and thoughtful handwritten love note. If you are dining out instead of at home, make previous arrangements with the maitre‘de to have a private table set with special dinnerware and candles.
PICK THE FOODMove on to the main
course of your romantic meal and select entrees sure to please your loved one. Match the main course with an appropriate beverage, of course. Strive to create the perfect dining experience whether at home in private or in a favorite restaurant.
Dessert is the most fun and a great time to bring out your most special Valentine’s Day gift package. If it is jewelry,
some people like to serve it up right on top of the dessert selection. Larger items like gift cards, show tickets or travel packages are better wrapped separately.
FINISHING TOUCHESA special dining experience
provides the time and opportunity to reaffi rm your pledge of everlasting love and affection on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy music and dancing along with the fi nal drink. It is an ideal time to devote attention to making your loved one feel special and loved. It’s the perfect end to a day fi lled with extra special love pats of surprises and presents.
QUICK TIPADVANCE PLANNING IS ESSENTIAL WHEN
YOU WANT TO MAKE A SURPRISE WORK WELL. MOST PEOPLE LIKE TO
HELP SOMEONE SET UP A FUN SURPRISE.
Valentine’s Day offers the chance for those
grand, romantic gestures that many of us neglect for the rest of the year: showering our loved ones with affection, presenting them with gifts and tokens of our esteem, and surrounding them with fl owers and candlelight. While it’s probably not realistic to maintain that level of romantic fervor all year round, there are simple, practical ways that you can keep the tenderness and romance of Valentine’s Day alive throughout the year.
BE SPONTANEOUSBoth men and women
love receiving fl owers and small gifts. These tokens of affection mean even more when they are sent without a specifi c reason.
Little love notes tucked into your loved one’s pocket or at the bottom of their lunch box can remind them that they are loved every day of the year.
Surprise your sweetheart with an intimate candlelight
dinner. Even if it’s just Chinese carry-out, he or she will remember your romantic gesture and the lovely evening the two of you shared.
SET THE SCENEFor most people, daily
responsibilities and schedules afford few opportunities for romance. That’s why it’s essential to plan little interludes throughout the year, welcome escapes from the everyday routine that can bring you closer together as a couple.
One place to start is in the bedroom. New sheets and intimate lighting can set the stage for seduction. Fresh fl owers on the night stand can add a romantic touch.
By removing distractions like television and books, you can concentrate on sharing time and affection together in your intimate hideaway.
TAKE NOTEEvery day we are inundated
with data from a variety of sources, including from those we love the most.
It’s easy for this vital information to get lost in the shuffl e. That’s why it’s vital to pay close attention to the hints
your loved one is sending you.
If he or she comments on a specifi c item they admire, make a note of it. The next time you are looking for a gift for that special occasion, you’ll know exactly what your sweetheart wants.
You’ll save time and energy, while the object of your affection will be impressed and pleased with your thoughtfulness and attention.
SPEAK UPIt’s simple advice, but it’s
often the most effective: tell your sweetheart how you feel.
Don’t just assume he or she knows how you feel. By expressing your love every day with words, kisses, and caresses, you can ensure that your relationship remains intimate and romantic.
Those three little words can make all the difference to your loved one. Say them often, and reinforce them with affectionate gestures. Communicating your feelings can help keep the spirit of Valentine’s Day alive the whole year through.
THE PERFECT MEAL CAN START THE PERFECT NIGHT EXTEND VALENTINE’S DAY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR