Romantic Evening Tips

Do you remember those years before you had your first child and could go out to fancy restaurants and spend your weekends doing whatever you could possibly want to do? Current economic problems mean that this might not be as much of an option nowadays, but this doesn’t mean you can’t take a few hours from your week to enjoy a thoughtful, romantic dinner with your loving spouse. Here are a few tips on how to easily create the perfect dinner for yourself and your partner right at home.

  • First off, you should have the kids finish dinner early and have them go to bed or give them something to do so they won’t be a distraction for you all. If the kids are still babies or toddlers, it might just be safer for you to put them to bed so you won’t have to get up from your dinner to check up on them.
  • Making the perfect dinner won’t require too many complicated steps. You can purchase a few mini-sized quiches form your local store and bake them in the oven as the perfect, classy appetizer for the dinner. You can use a gourmet soup as your first course and put on a few herbs and some sour cream to give it a home style feel to it.
  • For the main course, you can always get it prepared before the actual dinner happens. A great simple choice would be chicken or salmon. You can just put it into a baking dish and put on your favorite marinade and then leave it in the refrigerator to soak up the juices overnight. Then the next day you can just put it in the over, grab some artisan breads or rice and serve them!
  • Dessert can be store bought cheesecake or a simple chocolate dipped strawberry for your spouse! The best part about it is that most of these can be made well in advance so it’s less hectic on the night of your romantic dinner.
  • You should also set up the table with your best china and the best red wine glasses you can find, along with some candles and cloth napkins. Since the kids aren’t around, it’s the best time to sneak out those gifts you got for your wedding!
  • You should also take time out of your day to look amazing by getting your hair in order, maybe taking a shower too. It’s definitely going to be appreciated by your spouse.
  • Now you should dim the lights and light up the candles. Turn on some romantic music in the background. Now you can fill up two champagne flutes with your favorite bubbly and just sit back and enjoy your romantic night together.

Just because you have to stay in for the day, doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time with your spouse. Who knows, it might become a regular thing!