The key to having a romantic evening at home is creating a romantic atmosphere, and it can be easier (and cheaper) than you might think.Things that are free (e.g. music, mood lighting, and a tidy house) can create a memorable date night at home. It’s important to pay attention to the whole experience, so make sure there are no distractions. Parents, make sure you have a sitter available, and maybe try and keep the pets in the other room. Also, a romantic moment can be instantly ruined by an ill-timed phone call, so if you can, try to leave the phone off the hook or put the ringer on silent.
It’s important to pick a romantic spot in your house for the dinner. Make sure that the area is clean of clutter, and add some decorations for a little ambiance. Tea light candles, linen tablecloths, and cloth napkins all help to create that restaurant feel. It can also be nice to break out holiday flatware or china if you want to go that extra mile.
The key to any romantic date night at home is having a great menu. Find a simple, but delicious recipe that you’ll both enjoy. Also, you could take a tip from Cher from Clueless: “Whenever a boy comes, you should always have something baking.” The smell of dessert baking will add to the gourmet atmosphere, even if all you can manage is some cookies—just make sure not to burn them.
Try to add some kind of special little surprise to the evening—a handmade card at their plate, a bouquet of flowers, or a copy of a movie that you both have been dying to see. After all, the whole point of the evening is to enjoy your meal and enjoy the time with your loved one. Spending time with you significant other will strengthen your bond, and planning a quality date night at home can be a great way to relight the fire.
If a nice dinner is what you believe would be the best element for the perfect date, and you can’t find the time to plan a date night at home, Ceres Bistro would love to help. From our dining area’s magnificent stained glass ceiling to our outdoor bar and patio, we provide a truly beautiful and memorable atmosphere, along with a flexible menu, that will certainly suit any date. Contact us to make reservations today.