Romance is important in every relationship. It doesn’t matter if you have been together for one year or thirty years, every couple needs to make time to sit down together to chat, laugh, and enjoy a delicious meal together.
If you want to ensure you create the perfect evening to sweep your partner off his or her feet, read on to learn how to plan a romantic dinner at home.
Arrange a Babysitter
If you both spend your evenings caring for your children, it might be time to arrange a babysitter for your kids. For example, your children could enjoy a sleepover at their grandparents’ house. It will allow you both to simply focus on each other, rather than checking on your children every few hours or regularly telling them to go back to bed.
Light Candles in Your Home Entrance
If you want to surprise your partner, light candles in your home entrance, which will make them feel excited to step inside. You should also play some soft music in the background, which will create a relaxing ambiance from the start to the finish of your romantic evening.
Cook the Perfect Dish
Of course, you will want to present your partner with a superb dish, so the flavor will linger on their tongue all night long. You might be happy to learn you don’t need to undertake any complex recipes to serve a scrumptious meal. For example, this Vietnamese chicken bun cha recipe not only tastes both fresh and delicious, but it is incredibly easy to make.
Set a Beautiful Table
Once you have prepped your recipe, arranged a babysitter, and your candles are ready to be lit, you should set a beautiful table. Drape a tablecloth across your dinner table before adding dinnerware, cloth napkins, flowers, and unscented candles.
Dim the Lights
Create a romantic, cozy ambiance by dimming the lights and burning candles. If you don’t have a dimmer switch, you could turn off your pendant or wall lights and could hang string lights across your wall, plants, or a mirror to add a little light and atmosphere into a room.
Open a Bottle of Wine
Once your spouse arrives home to dinner, open a bottle of wine and pour him or her a drink. It will allow them to relax after a busy day and you can both toast to a perfect evening together. Ideally, choose a wine that pairs well with your dish.
For example, chicken often works well with a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, while dark meats can complement a medium bodied red wine, such as Pinot Noir or a Zinfandel.
Follow a No Phone Rule
There’s nothing like a text message or phone call to ruin what could have been a perfect evening. That’s why you must tell your partner there’s a no phone rule once he or she arrives home. You also must follow the rule yourself, too. So, turn off your phone or place it on silent and put it in a drawer. It will allow you both to chat without fear of disruption.