Whether we’re the ones doing the proposing or the lucky person being asked, we all want the story of how we got engaged to be magical and memorable. One of the key parts of this is ensuring that the proposal contains elements of the things that make your relationship so special. So, what if your fiancé to be is a lover of all things food? Angelic Diamonds, the retailer of marquise diamond rings, are here to bring you some unique and quirky ideas on pop the question to the foodie in your life!
A picnic proposal
If your partner is more of an outdoor type, you might want to consider incorporating this into the proposal. A romantic picnic for two could be the ultimate proposal story. Start by going on your favourite walk, perhaps it has some special meaning for you both. Then, lay a picnic blanket down at your chosen spot and enjoy a picnic for two. If you’re feeling prepared and super romantic, you could go to this spot earlier in the day and decorate the area with fairy lights and their favourite flowers.
After you’re both full of all of the amazing food, ask your other half for their hand in marriage before opening up a nice bottle of champagne and spending the day with each other. In the summer months, plan this date for an evening under a clear sky where you can propose under the stars!
Cute as a cupcake
There’s no doubt about it, cupcakes are the cutest way to pop the question. First, if you’re making them yourself for extra brownie points, remember that they’re simpler to make than one big cake and are much easier to decorate. Once you’ve decided on the flavour and design of the cupcakes, start thinking about how you’re going to pop the big question.
If you’re more on the shy side, you could let the cakes say it for you! You could put a letter on each cupcake that spells out those magical words, “Will you marry me?”. Or, add one extra special decoration to the icing in the form of a sparkling engagement ring.
Hiding the ring in the cake itself could cause a few issues, so you might not want to risk it! Perhaps your other half isn’t the biggest fan of cake (are you sure you want to propose?) and this is where a doughnut proposal comes in. Present your loved one with a tray of doughnuts and in the centre of their favourite one, sit the diamond ring. Just do-nut forget your important line…
Fancy fine dining
If your partner prefers the finer things in life, think about taking the traditional route and taking them to their favourite restaurant. Keep the ring hidden in your jacket pocket and let the restaurant know about your plans — you’ll probably get extra special service and maybe a free dessert…
Luckily for you, there are a number of ways that you can ask the big question in a restaurant. If they’re guaranteed to order dessert, you could ask the chef to write out the big question in a sauce on the side. Or, you could go for the cliché and hide the engagement ring in the dessert — just make sure they find it with a spoon before it reaches their lips.
You could also opt to take your other half on a romantic food tour. Make reservations in a few restaurants that have meaning — your first date, first kiss or the first time you said, “I love you”. Unless they’re (really) big eaters, you probably just want to have a small dish in each venue. Pop the question in the most romantic spot and hear your resounding “Yes”.
Fast food fantasy
Who said takeaways can’t be romantic? It will be more of a surprise for them too! Your proposal will probably depend on the type of takeaway cuisine that your other half enjoys but we do have a few ideas. If you’re both a fan of Chinese food, a homemade fortune cookie could be a well-themed proposal. Follow the steps for making your own fortune cookie, complete with your personalised message that asks your loved one to be yours forever.
Though pizza might not be your first thought when you think of a romantic proposal, it will certainly be memorable! On the inside of the pizza box write your special message, or carefully arrange the toppings into a love heart before dropping to one knee — smooth.
Made with love
If you love cooking, you’ll know that some foodies prefer to bake their own goods. These are the type who love to take photos of their homecooked food and take it into the office for everyone to enjoy. If this sounds strangely like the person that you’re proposing to, you might want to propose to them when they’re in their happy place — baking in the kitchen.
We spotted this creative example where someone had carefully glued an egg back together for their loved one to crack and discover an engagement ring inside. If this sounds a little too complicated, why not hide the engagement ring in one of their ingredients? When they go to pour flour or sugar into their mixing bowl, you’ll be ready to jump in and ask those all important four words. Once the tears and hugs are over, they can return to bake some celebratory goodies!