Heat Things Up with a Romantic Backyard Dinner
Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, a birthday, or even just a Tuesday, everyone—male or female—enjoys a nice romantic gesture once in a while. Although it’s nice to go out for coffee or do the traditional dinner-and-a-movie date, there’s another more intimate option right at home: a romantic, starlit dinner in your own backyard. Not only is it unique and romantic, but it can also be more affordable than going out.
Stoke the Fires of Love
Even in the summer months, evenings outdoors can get a little chilly. To avoid shivering your way through the meal, make your romantic dinner a fireside event with a cozy fire pit. Whether you choose to cook over it or simply enjoy its warmth and beauty, a fire pit can provide a naturally romantic atmosphere as well as plenty of opportunities for fireside chatting, hand-holding,and snuggling.
In addition to keeping yourself and your loved one warm, the fire pit serves as the perfect opportunity to serve something unique. Opt for a fire bowl with a grill attachment and impress your date with grilled skewers of marinated steak and fire-roasted vegetables.
Or, for a more laid-back experience, go for the classic campfire experience and cook some hot dogs on skewers (bonus: the follow-up campfire s’mores are the perfect opportunity to kiss away any stray marshmallow!).
Mood Music and More
Give your backyard dinner date just the right atmosphere with a little romantic background music. Consider your significant other’s tastes, of course; if he or she dislikes country, a playlist of Johnny Cash probably won’t do the trick. If you’re aiming for a quiet, intimate experience, stick to tunes with a moderate or slow tempo to keep things relaxed.
Likewise, you might want to provide more comfortable seating than basic lawn chairs for your backyard date. Spring for a comfy outdoor loveseat with plush cushions and sit side-by-side with a nice bottle of wine (or, if you prefer, a pot of tea).
Finally, make sure your lighting sets the right mood without being impractical. Though your fire pit will provide a warm glow, it may not be enough to see what you’re doing. Add a few attractive lanterns around your seating area by hanging them from shepherd’s hooks. Or, light some tiki torches to provide extra firelight with a tropical feel. If you choose the latter, you can even make it a theme by grilling some pork and pineapple skewers!
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