Food is one of humankind’s greatest delights. There is nothing quite like a home-cooked meal to touch that spot deep inside which needs nurturing and comfort. As such, it is not surprising that so many people nowadays describe themselves as ‘foodies’. This title is no longer the privilege of those thin enough to indulge, either. Somewhere in the past few decades, much of humankind has learned how to enjoy food without gaining weight, and even frequent gym-goers are now known to post Instagram pictures of delicious-looking meals, either of their own making or those enjoyed at restaurants.
And the beauty of it is, food can be combined with pretty much any event. Special moments between a couple, for instance, can be enhanced with a good meal or a special edible treat. Proof of that are numerous food-related proposal ideas that are sure to interest brides and grooms who are food enthusiasts.
The Classic Way
The most classic and perennial food-related proposal ideas are, of course, the fancy restaurant meal during which the question is popped. A safe, if potentially pricey, favourite, the candlelit dinner at an upscale eatery is one of the best ways to guarantee the ‘yes’.
Another perpetual favourite, although more in the realm of fiction than reality nowadays, is the box of chocolates. The more health and figure-conscious bride or groom may balk at this type of choice from their significant other, but a clearly conveyed message is sure to charm and could well lead to that most coveted of answers.
The DIY Way
Another excellent way to pop the question, and one of the most important additions to the list of modern proposal ideas, is the home-cooked meal, prepared by the bride or groom and enjoyed in a romantic setting. This choice conveys love, tenderness and a desire to impress, and when coupled with a ring presentation, it is sure to charm the bride or groom enough to guarantee the likelihood of a positive reply.
This type of proposal ceremony is much more likely to be enjoyed if the party preparing the meal is not usually the ‘cooking type’, so less kitchen-savvy brides and grooms may want to keep this in mind.
The Innovative Way
Aside from these classical and safe proposal ideas involving food, more creative brides and grooms will certainly be able to add a few of their own to the list. Spelling out the question on the icing of a cake with Smarties or biscuits, for instance, is not unheard of, and certain types of brides and grooms may even appreciate slightly more offbeat ideas. For instance: do you have a pizza-loving couch potato for a significant other? Scrawl the question on the pizza box.
No matter how you choose to go about it, however, one thing is for certain: engagement proposals and food are definitely not mutually exclusive. Much to the contrary, they can be combined in any number of quirky ways.