Last weekend was my anniversary, so I did a quick post on some great dating resources (see post HERE). This year we needed to have our anniversary date at home to stay on budget for the month, but I still wanted to create a special, romantic date. So....I decided to try to build a tent that we could eat under! My inspiration was from Pinterest (see my Pinterest Romance board HERE). Can't you just picture yourself eating outside at night under a white canopy tent under the stars with the love of your life? I sure can! And that's exactly what I was able to recreate (well, almost). :-)
Here's how my romantic tent turned out!
|Eating "under the stars" (near the windows) in our beautiful, canopy tent!|
|Our lovely table setting: a quick runner made from paper doilies, lots of candles, and vases with roses!|
I have to admit that building the tent was pretty fun, and my boys thought it was awesome! So, even though from the outside it looks a little crazy, underneath it was absolutely magical! Very romantic and pretty. My husband was extremely impressed too. :-)
I totally recommend trying this idea out! It'd be a great way to make a Valentine's Day dinner date extra special! Oh, and since we had our two little guys at home with us, we just set them up with their own little table in our bedroom and let them watch a movie while they ate their supper (we set a tablecloth on the ground beneath them first). They REALLY enjoyed that! Kept them quiet and busy. :-)
So, I hope you are inspired to do something a little different on your next date at home. Don't be afraid to be a little cheesy! Makes it more fun that way. And memorable.
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