Once the lockdown is over and the virus is gone for good, we would all want to just venture out and chase our bucket lists. A lot of people, however, are unable to meet the love of their life and would want to spend some quality time with them.
Picnics are not only an awesome way for families to spend an afternoon. Couples find that a picnic meal made for two can be quite romantic. Here are some suggestions for spending a few hours with that special someone in your life.
A romantic picnic outing is all about scenes and scenario. The right place can signal to your significant other exactly how you are feeling. If you are blessed enough to live near any water body, the evening sunset from the beach or a pier can set things in motion. For urban locations, the setting sun against the skyline is also a wonderful sight.
The setting for your romantic rendezvous doesn’t have to be a venue that you must drive to reach. If you are living with your loved one during this time of crisis, the comfort of your own backyard can be intimate and inviting. On a warm summer evening, lighting tiki torches around the back patio or stringing white lights around the patio umbrella gives your home the feel of a foreign location. They can take you from the suburbs to somewhere exotic in little time at all.
Nothing says romance like a bottle of bubbly. Another benefit of a backyard romantic picnic is that you don’t have to worry about driving home after consuming all of that champagne. Let the champagne or wine chill in an ice bucket. Cover the table with a lacy tablecloth for an elegant meal together.
This is supposed to be a romantic event so do away with the plastic cups and other paper/plastic utensils. Use real plates, silverware, napkins, and champagne flutes. Set up a CD player or mp3 player with speakers to drown the evening in sweet music. Candles lining the table are a classic romantic touch.
Depending on the time of year, select the food accordingly. In the spring or summer, a cold meal can beat the heat. Opt for chocolate covered strawberries that have been well chilled to complement the champagne. Cheese and crackers are light and easy to fix.
When sunsets are rare in the fall and winter months, make a warm meal to provide warmth. A creamy dessert, preferably warm, can round out the meal.
You may opt for something other than champagne when the weather turns cool. Enjoy your dessert with an Irish coffee to warm you up. Use your imagination. If you can pack it, you can enjoy it picnic style.
Love comes in a variety of forms-it may even be hiding in a basket. Surprise that special someone in your life with a few hours away from it all in a tropical picnic paradise not far from home. A picnic maybe be just what they need.