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Romantic evening at home (50 photos): do-it-yourself decor ideas


In order to arrange a small romantic evening at home, do not need any special occasions and grand preparations. The reason is simply the desire to please your loved one, and preparations will not take too much time, even if you do everything with your own hands. Why not arrange such evenings more often, thereby making your relationship more interesting and happy.






And if there is a significant occasion or a personal anniversary - the first meeting, the first kiss, and so on - then it is definitely necessary to arrange a romantic evening, which includes a delicious dinner. It is possible, of course, for the sake of such an occasion and to go to a restaurant, but it is much more interesting and more correct to arrange a quiet evening with your own hands in an intimate setting, where you will be only together.






Useful tips

What you need to know to properly plan a romantic evening at home, what to cook dinner and how not to miss anything. Let's tell about some nuances:

  • To begin with, we plan time so that you and your loved one have a free evening. You should not assign a romantic dinner with candles for the evening loaded heavy Monday. In this case, the evening can be spoiled by bad mood and fatigue. Ideal to arrange such a romantic evening at home on Friday or Saturday - in this case, the next day you do not need to go to work, which will allow you to relax and unwind properly.
  • We think over a theme that will go through the whole evening. Under this topic is selected menu and table design ideas. For example, you can arrange a Japanese evening with sushi or Italian with pizza and lasagna. Options for the sea. The most exquisite evening, of course, in the French style. French cuisine gives aesthetic and taste delight, besides many products of the French table are aphrodisiacs, which is the best suited for a romantic dinner.
  • Think over the place where the table will be. It is better not to get settled in the bedroom, otherwise there is a chance that it will not come to dinner at all. Good ideas are to be accommodated in the living room, and if the dimensions of the apartment and its layout allow, then on a warm summer evening you can have an evening on the open terrace, or even on the roof of your house.
  • Carefully consider the design ideas of the table and dishes. The more beautiful and attractive to decorate everything, the more successful for you and your beloved will be a romantic evening.
  • Do not clutter up the space of the table with a huge variety of bottles, glasses, dishes, candles, bouquets and other decor. It is important that nothing prevents you from seeing and communicating with each other.
  • As for the menu, do not include in it too heavy and fatty dishes. The best ideas: focus on dietary meat or fish, which are best cooked with your own hands, vegetables, fruits. And coffee with candy. In this case, you will still be able to dance and other pleasant entertainment after dinner is over.
  • Think about what you drink from alcohol for dinner. It is undesirable to stop the choice on strong alcohol. In this case, especially on Friday evening, you can just fall asleep after dinner, and the effect will be spoiled. It is better to drink a delicious wine or champagne. You can also make your own hands beautiful uncomplicated cocktails and decorate them with fruits and berries.
  • Think of your appearance. It is important to look your best. Before dinner, take a bath, make up, dress up.
  • Think carefully about lighting ideas. The light must be muffled so that the eyes rest and do not strain. So you completely relax. The ideal option is, of course, to decorate the table with candles. Scientists have proved that if you look at a burning candle, this one already heals vision and calms the nerves.
  • You need to make beautiful music. It is not necessary to use heavy fatal melodies on the romantic evening. To tune in to the appropriate mood, you need beautiful, harmonious music that will not distract you from each other.







Consider what scenarios you can arrange for a romantic evening at home.






  • The table is always laid in the living room.
  • The dinner menu is traditional, hearty, but refined. Do not take on new recipes, prepare time-tested delicious dishes. Only experiments with sauces and table decorations are allowed.
  • Table setting in a romantic style. The room is dimly lit, create an intimate semi-darkness. This can be achieved by turning off the overhead light and lit candles.
  • Be sure to have a small bunch of flowers as a table decoration.
  • Beautiful music, preferred classics.





This option is suitable for companions of life of football fans. Everyone knows the dislike of women for men's hobbies, including football. So surprise your loved one by dividing his passion at least for one evening. He will appreciate.





  • You will definitely need a TV, so you will have to be placed where it is in your home, and where the biggest screen is. Most likely, it will be a living room. But if a huge plasma is installed in the bedroom, then it would be nice to have a dinner there.
  • It will be necessary to arrange the design of the table in a football style. Nothing too expensive or special is needed for that. At home, there will be green napkins imitating the football field and, possibly, some symbolism of his favorite football team. All this can be ordered online or do it yourself.
  • In the menu, include a variety of snacks. Just do not make heavy fatty sandwiches. You can cook canapés, light salads, buy snacks. Good ideas: cutting cheeses and sausages. And if a loved one is an admirer of some Italian club, then it's better to have no pizza for him for this evening. Be sure to include the fruit in the menu, with their help you can perfectly decorate the "football" table.
  • As a drink, it fits perfectly into such an evening, of course, a cold beer from misted glasses.
  • Think over your outfit. You can dress in the style of leader Cher - the girls from the support group. And in this case, it is still unknown - where all the attention of the loved one will be directed - on the TV screen or on you.







This version of a romantic evening mimics the usual outing on nature with a basket of food. But if it is winter or autumn outside the window, then it is quite possible to have a picnic without leaving the apartment.




  • If you have a glazed veranda or a warmed balcony, then this is the perfect place to have a romantic evening.
  • The table is laid without any frills - because in nature we do not follow the rules of serving and romantic decor too much. As a main dish, meat cooked on the grill is ideal. It will imitate the kebab.
  • Use your own hands to prepare a basket of fruits, napkins, and sangria.
  • As an appropriate background, you can organize a recording with the singing of birds or forest noise. Thus, by closing your eyes, you can fully feel yourself in nature, being at home.





Turn aphrodisiac products into a dinner for a loved one - and the success of the evening will be guaranteed.




These products include:

  • Various spices. Do not use too thermonuclear and hot, like hot peppers. It is better to stay on basil, cilantro and other "soft" spices.
  • Bananas and strawberries. Very tasty, if with their own hands to cook strawberries in white chocolate.
  • Oysters and mussels.
  • Nuts, especially almonds and walnuts. They can be included in salads or confectionery.
  • Asparagus and celery. You can find interesting ideas from salads with these vegetables.
  • Anise.
  • Coconut. Cocktails with this tropical fruit, cooked with your own hands, will be most welcome.
  • Avocado.
  • Honey.
  • Dates and vanilla. Suitable as decoration dishes.

As you can see, all these are products of natural, natural origin. They can be eaten in large enough quantities and not get better. Therefore, feel free to include the ideas of dishes with them in the menu of your table. This is useful and tasty, and as aphrodisiacs for a loved one, they are indispensable.