We think nothing of saying this when a restaurant host asks us how many in our party, “table for two, please.”

It’s expected.

But what if we were to plan a romantic date with our spouse setting up our own table for two, please!

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Tom and I love to do this in unexpected places:

  • Dinner in our bedroom – set up a table for two, use lots of candles and soft music.
  • Dinner in our backyard – set up a dining tent with market lights and a fire-pit nearby, or just use lots of candles and dine under the stars.
  • Dinner in the parking lot at work – Tom met me at work one day for lunch and set up a table in the parking lot, played music from the car and it was wonderful! We turned a lot of heads that day, but they knew I was being romanced well! 🙂
  • Dinner on the beach, lakefront or river.
  • Dinner in a city park – set up a table complete with center piece and nice dishes.

We’ve discovered we love having dinner together in all kinds of out-of-the-ordinary places. Sure we still go out to dinner, but those dates are easily forgotten. I’ll never forget the times we’ve taken a little more effort to create a table for two that’s romantic and best of all–memorable! For more ideas, check out our Romantic Dining board on Pinterest.

How about you? Have you ever set up a table for two in an unusual place?



About the author 

Debi Walter

Tom and Debi Walter have been cultivating their romantic vineyard for most of their 36 years of marriage. It has been their conviction from the start. Now they are passionate about helping other couples discover the rich harvest of romance available to them no matter the current season. Through their marriage blog, The Romantic Vineyard established in 2008, they provide regular posts about growing your marriage for God's glory.

Dustin Riechmann created Engaged Marriage to help other married couples live a life they love (especially) when they feel too busy to make it happen. He has many passions, including sharing ways to enjoy an awesome marriage in 15 minutes a day, but his heart belongs with his wife Bethany and their three young kids.

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  1. Debbi, that is an absolutely fantastic idea! What a creative, and inexpensive, way of making a date memorable. My wife’s cousin told us on a hike in West Virginia of how on an anniversary her husband packed a table and dinner and placed in on a hiking trail for them to find as they hiked. Even the story is unforgettable, how much more so the experience. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Steve,
      I can only imagine the thrill your cousin experienced when she realized the effort her husband took to surprise her in such a way. I’m so glad you shared it. Romance really comes down to knowing your spouse well enough that you know what it takes to Wow them.
      Great comment!

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