How will your 2013 Valentine’s Day be remembered?
Ernest Quansah, relationship specialist and author, offers these suggestions for wowing the special woman in your life.
Before the big day, drive her wild with anticipation by telling her that you have the most amazing surprise for her. This promise will keep her guessing and make her think about your evening
Know her favorite flowers. If you don’t, don’t panic. You can find out by making a comment such as, “I’ve noticed plants blooming early this year …” and steer the conversation from there. In a beautiful vase, arrange an exotic bouquet and hide it somewhere in your home on the special day. She’ll like that you created the presentation.
Go to your local chocolate shop and select her favorite kinds of chocolate. Have it boxed and nicely wrapped to prevent her from knowing what it is when you present the chocolates to her.
4. Dinner preparation
Create a dish and name it after her. For example, if her name is Anne, you might call the dish “Tournedos Princess Anne.” This step is the most important. Food that is named after a person is a special honor. And women love it when their partners do the cooking. To be organized, cut and precook the vegetables, and make the sauce beforehand. Leave everything in the fridge. Then, on Valentine’s Day, set the table before you start the cooking. On both plates, place a fresh red rose. The single rose is just part of making her think that that is all the flowers she will be getting. When she gets home, make sure to get her to promise you that she’ll stay out of the kitchen so you can surprise her.
5. Dinner and gift giving
When everything is ready, plate the food, cover it and take it to the dining table, and then ask her to come and sit. Before you uncover the lid, have her close her eyes. Retrieve the hidden bouquet, place the flowers on the table, and ask her to open her eyes. Tell her what you’ve named the dish. After the meal, take her by the hand, walk her to the living room, and sit her down. Bring out the boxed chocolate, go on one knee and tell her, “This is for you,” or, “You make me feel whole,” or, “You are the most beautiful woman in the world, and I love you.”
Overkill? Not at all, Quansah says, adding it really works.