Five Ways to Propose At Home
It occurs to me that many of my clients got engaged while traveling – either domestically or internationally. It also occurs to me that travel is going to be stifled in the next 2- 6 months, so maybe your planned proposal is now up in the air. But I know that ring (or watch or other beautiful item) is burning a hole in your pocket. So let’s plan a killer way for you to proposal at home.
Before you propose at home, you’re gonna have to clean up the house. I don’t mean just tackling your chores, but subtly take care of your partner’s chores too. And then spruce the house up a bit. Get some flowers from the grocery store (or from a neighbor’s yard.) Maybe swap out the throw pillows or blankets if that’s possible. Light a scented candle. Get the right playlist going. Chill the bubbly. I know this might be hard to do without help. Maybe a neighbor can lend a gloved hand to stash the bubbly.
Breakfast in Bed
Maybe it’s as simple as coffee and lox or maybe it’s a more complete meal with eggs, bacon and waffles. Either way, you will need a tray to serve it on! You can have a custom tray made with your current milestone dates, and the date you get engaged. It is a great way to propose at home! Of course there are more subtle ways to pop the question.
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A Nice Dinner
Maybe you are making their favorite staple, or recreating a memorable meal from a vacation. Either way, a romantic, candlelit dinner is a classic way to propose. And if cooking isn’t your forte, you can definitely get a gourmet meal delivered these days – booze too! Details like place mats and napkin rings elevate the experience.
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A Puppy Proposal
This doesn’t require a lot of explanation, but you will need at least one prop for this home proposal!
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A Sentimental Scavenger Hunt
If you have a lot of time on your hands, a home proposal scavenger hunt could be as complex as you like. Maybe a clue is hidden in their favorite DVD. Perhaps a clue is hidden in the pocket of the jacket they wore on your first date. Possibly a clue is hidden in their favorite late night snack. Think about your relationship milestones but also think about what things you love best about this person. It might sound daunting at first to plan out a home proposal scavenger hunt, but I believe you can do it! And obviously the last stop on the scavenger hunt is where you’re popping the question – maybe with a sequined secret message pillow?
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Or maybe you simply spice up Taco Tuesday with a surprise pinata. If you’re proposing to a book worm, there are some beautiful ways to deliver an engagement ring or gift inside a book.
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A Socially Distanced Walk
Set up a visual aid to “stumble upon” while on your regular socially distanced walk around the neighborhood. Again, having a helpful neighbor would be handy here – especially if they can snap a few photos.
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Your reward for getting this far: Larry proposed to me at home. I came out of the shower on a Saturday morning and there he was in his tuxedo. It was snowing, and snow was often present at our relationship milestones, so he took me over to the door to our balcony, dropped to a knee and said some really beautiful things.
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