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The How-To Lounge: Planning a Romantic Occasion

Whether it’s an anniversary celebration or just a time to reconnect, planning a romantic occasion for your significant other can be a lot of fun, and a great way to ignite the fire. To see my tips for making your occasion as sweet (or spicy) as it can be, then


  • First off, it’s always a good idea to determine just how elaborate you want your romantic endeavor to be. Throwing together a dinner at home will be much easier than planning a weekend trip away. If you decide to go for something more extravagant, make sure to leave yourself plenty of time to plan ahead.
  • Try to think with your significant other in mind. He/she may not enjoy the same things you would. At the same time, make sure you do something that you feel comfortable with. It's better to do something you both enjoy.
  • While there are some great stand-by ideas, try thinking outside of the box. It will be that much more special if you come up with something more original or an idea that’s meaningful to your particular relationship.
  • Don’t spend so much time trying to plan something that when the time comes, you’re too stressed out to enjoy it. Romance isn’t all about plans anyway; in fact, some would say it’s more about spontaneity!
  • Go ahead and mix sentimental and sexy. Combine a sappy card with some lingerie or a romantic night away with a fun bedroom game.

Whatever you do, keep in mind that it’s all about celebrating your relationship, so make it count.


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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
My husband just surprised me with a week in the mountains. It was so romantic and I had no idea he was planning it. He took vacation from work and didn't tell me so Monday morning he told me he wasn't going to work but we were going on vacation. It was very romantic and I really enjoyed it. I highly recommend planning something like this for your significant other especially if you already have a special place you've been before or talked about going to. I'm thinking about planning a special one for my hubby for November sometime so we can go Christmas shopping and spend the night in the town with a huge mall.
fantastische fantastische 8 years
we just had our five yr anni and were unable to do anything because of a recent move/house purchase/trip to see family. i was hoping for something special, five years is a milestone. getaways are the best for strengthening a relationship and it's been awhile. --oh well, it's inspired me to start saving and planning for something big :D
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
I just took my bf for one last weekend! Nothing big, just dinner, a night at a cute inn, and Disneyland!! Happy Birthday, honey!
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 8 years
we've got our 1 yr anniversary coming up and i was thinking about planning a getaway :)
Belle1031 Belle1031 8 years
I've been on vacation with my boyfriend but I always have a hard time planning a weekend getaway. Its not because I lack motivation I just am not creative. ladies, any ideas on weekend getaways or fun things to do at home or in the city (we already do dinner nights on weekend, every sat night is dinner from a different country)??? I appreciate any help!! Thanks! :)
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
We've been on a few romantic getaways! :) Labor Day weekend we went to Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA. It was sooo nice to get away just the two of us. I highly recommend it Ladies.
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
Wow, I've never had a romantic getaway... you guys are lucky! hopefully my next boyfriend will have time to go places!
stumbler02 stumbler02 8 years
that picture is so sweet :)
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
This passed weekend it was husband and my 1 year anniversary. My husband planned a weekend getaway for us, and it was so much fun! He kept it a surprise until I ruined it and guessed where we were going, ha. Romantic getaways are THE best!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
we're having a weekend getawey this weekend :) I am EXCITED :WOOHOO:
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