Whether we’re the ones popping the question or being asked, we all want our engagement to be an unforgettable moment to treasure for years to come. The best way to do this is to ensure that you’re offering your partner something special, a moment that they will never forget. If your partner is the ultimate foodie, you might want to try proposing with their favourite edible treat! After all, food is the language of love!
A picnic in the park
Does your partner enjoy the great outdoors? If so, a romantic picnic for two could be the ultimate proposal story. Start by going on your favourite walk, perhaps it has some special meaning for you both. Then, lay a picnic blanket down at your chosen spot and enjoy a picnic for two. If you’re feeling prepared and super romantic, you could go to this spot earlier in the day and decorate the area with fairy lights and their favourite flowers.
All of this careful preparation should set the mood for an amazing evening. Once you’ve eaten the amazing food you’ve prepared (or bought from the supermarket), ask your partner if they’ll take your hand before popping a bottle of bubbly and enjoying the rest of the day together. In the summer months, plan this date for an evening under a clear sky where you can propose under the stars!
Bake your way to their heart
Some of us love nothing more than a delicious baked treat. These are the type who love to take photos of their homecooked food and take it into the office for everyone to enjoy. If this sounds strangely like the person that you’re proposing to, you might want to propose to them when they’re in their happy place — baking in the kitchen.
Some of us take the foodie proposal theme to extremes. We spotted this example where someone had carefully glued an egg back together for their loved one to crack and discover an engagement ring inside. If this sounds a little too complicated, why not hide the engagement ring in one of their ingredients? When they go to pour flour or sugar into their mixing bowl, you’ll be ready to jump in and ask those all important four words. Once the tears and hugs are over, they can return to bake some celebratory goodies!
Say it with cupcakes
Cupcakes are an adorable way to propose to your partner. First, if you’re making them yourself for extra brownie points, remember that they’re simpler to make than one big cake and are much easier to decorate. Once you’ve decided on the flavour and design of the cupcakes, start thinking about how you’re going to pop the big question.
It can be a stressful moment, but you could always let the food do the talking for you. You could put a letter on each cupcake that spells out those magical words, “Will you marry me?”. Or, add one extra special decoration to the icing in the form of a sparkling diamond ring. We wouldn’t recommend hiding the ring inside the cake, a choking hazard is known to be a mood kill.
You don’t have to use cake to pop the question either, if your loved one is a fan of doughnuts, you could always improvise. Present your loved one with a tray of donuts and in the centre of their favourite one, sit the diamond ring. Just do-nut forget your important line…
It’s sometimes best to keep it simple and traditional, proposing with a nice restaurant meal. Keep the ring hidden in your jacket pocket and let the restaurant know about your plans — you’ll probably get an extra special service and maybe a free dessert…
There are multiple ways to propose in a restaurant. If they’re guaranteed to order dessert, you could ask the chef to write out the big question in a sauce on the side. Or, you could go for the cliché and hide the engagement ring in the dessert — just make sure they find it with a spoon before it reaches their lips.
Food tours are another romantic idea. Make reservations in a few restaurants that have meaning — your first date, first kiss or first time you said, “I love you”. Unless they’re (really) big eaters, you probably just want to have a small dish in each venue. Pop the question in the most romantic spot and hear your resounding “Yes”.
For foodies who would rather watch a movie on the sofa than get dressy and go to a restaurant, a takeaway could be the ultimate proposal. It will be more of a surprise for them too! Your proposal will probably depend on the type of takeaway cuisine that your other half enjoys but we do have a few ideas.
If you’re both a fan of Chinese food, a homemade fortune cookie could be a well-themed proposal. Follow the steps for making your own fortune cookie, complete with your personalised message that asks your loved one to be yours forever.
Although slightly less thoughtful and romantic, a proposal with pizza could be the key to some hearts. On the inside of the pizza box write your special message, or carefully arrange the toppings into a love heart before dropping to one knee — smooth.
"Food is the language of love!"
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