How To Add A Romantic Flair To A Meal Or Snack

Feb 10, 2012 1 Comment by

 Whether it”s Valentine”s Day or not, why not think about spoiling your dearly beloved every now and then with a romantic meal together.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and many couples are choosing to celebrate this special day with an extra special meal or snack. Food is, after all, the quickest way to just about everyone’s heart. But, how can you make sure that your romantic meal really feels special and romantic? Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning a meal for V Day.


Choose Your Menu Carefully

If you are the one who will prepare the meal, try to think about what your partner’s favorite foods are. Add this to your menu and you can’t go wrong. Whether you are planning a four course meal or a simple dessert, it’s important to think about what the other person would prefer. If you are not sure, just ask!


Some things may seem like no-brainers. Foods such as chocolate are often thought of as being universally loved. However, I’ve found out the hard way, some people just don’t like it. This is why it is important to think of what the other person would enjoy, rather than solely preparing dishes that you really enjoy yourself. Food allergies also need to be taken into consideration, because nothing breaks the mood like hives or other allergic reactions.


Another thing you should keep in mind is how the food will taste after the meal. That is to say, would you mind kissing someone if you had a nice garlicky aftertaste in your mouth? Sometimes this is not a problem; usually if you are both eating the same thing, it’s not so noticeable. But, if you choose to eat the garlic bread or the anchovies and she or he doesn’t, it might be a little unpleasant for your poor partner.


Set The Mood

Preparing the place where you will eat is another important factor. You may decide to have a candlelit dinner or a “picnic” on the living room floor. Either way, you should do your best to make the place feel soft and romantic. Using your best serving dishes and plates is always a good idea.


Lighting is also very important. You want to have soft lighting, as it gives a more romantic feel, but you also need enough light to see what you are eating. Candles immediately set the scene for romance, but be careful where you place them as they could cause accidental fires. Also beware of using scented candles. These seem like a good idea, but if you are eating something savory and smelling vanilla it can really ruin your sense of taste and make it less enjoyable. So save the scented candles for later.


Pay Attention To The Details

Adding little personal details to your meal can make it all the more romantic. Do you know what her favorite flowers are? Get some to put on the table. Do you know his favorite color? Try to work it into the scene somehow. You don’t need to overboard with the theme and get gimmicky (unless you want to, of course), but adding a few personal touches can be a great idea.


Have Fun

Probably the most important reminder: have fun! Don’t take yourselves too seriously; just try to enjoy being with each other. Maybe you accidentally overcooked something, or something doesn’t turn out quite the way you were hoping. No matter what happens, if you have a sense of humor and simply enjoy yourself as much as you can, you’re going to have a great time. Being too formal or over-romantic can make things feel forced. Instead you should just be yourselves, since that’s who you both fell in love with in the first place.


Dating Symbol”s guest author today is Stacey Cavalari. Stacey is a guest writer and blogger for, a safe U.S. medication facilitator with the and . Visit to safely purchase medications in the convenience of your home.

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One Response to “How To Add A Romantic Flair To A Meal Or Snack”

  1. Lee says:

    Some very goods points made.

    No one can beat a romantic meal.

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