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Dress Up As a Fiancé: Best Halloween Proposal Ideas 2014

Dress Up As a Fiancé: The Best Halloween Proposal Ideas for 2014

Halloween is the first of many special days celebrated near the end of each calendar year, kicking off the holiday season with celebrations, costumes, and delicious treats. For the sweetest Halloween of your lives together, why not propose to your special someone on All Hallow’s Eve and start the holiday rush on a happy note? Check out these Halloween proposal ideas below!

Many couples want to meet with friends and family soon after their engagement to celebrate the beginning of this exciting new chapter, and holiday dinners and get-togethers offer the perfect opportunity. Halloween proposals also leave a lot of room for creative, memorable gestures that lead to wonderful engagement stories. Here are a few ideas for proposing on Halloween.

Say It With Pumpkins

To make your proposal and create romantic seasonal ambiance in one move, arrange a set of carved jack o’lanterns or festively painted pumpkins to spell out “Will you marry me?” where your intended is sure to find them. Follow her in to present the ring, or set the open ring box in front of your display.

A rose gold engagement ring will gleam beautifully in candlelight and echo the warm hues of the pumpkins, yet radiate elegance all year long.

Will You Marry Me In Halloween Pumpkins Proposal Idea
Will You Marry Me In Halloween Pumpkins Proposal Idea

Bobbing for Diamonds

The Halloween tradition of bobbing for apples lends itself perfectly to a traditional bended knee proposal. As you move toward the floor, your beloved will think you’re simply participating in a lighthearted party game until the very moment you pull the ring from your coat instead.

If you’re adventurous, you could even arrange for the ring to be hidden among the apples and discovered during the gameplay—just make sure it’s in a waterproof container and ends up in the proper hands!

Bobbing For Apples Halloween Proposal Idea
Bobbing For Apples Halloween Proposal Idea

A Spooky Surprise

For a playful proposal, blindfold your special someone and guide her through an old-fashioned haunted house activity with grape “eyeballs”, cooked spaghetti “brains”, and so on. At the end of the activity, just before removing her blindfold, slip the engagement ring onto her finger.

Spooky Surprise Halloween Proposal Idea
Spooky Surprise Halloween Proposal Idea

Hidden Haul

Place the ring in its box at the bottom of a small, decorated Halloween candy bowl or bucket with an assortment of your partner’s favorite wrapped candies to give as a gift. Once you’ve presented it, ask for a type of candy you didn’t include, prompting discovery of the ring as your sweetheart searches for your request.

Engagement Ring Hidden In Candy Halloween Proposal Idea
Engagement Ring Hidden In Candy Halloween Proposal Idea

Halloween is a wonderful time for unique, memorable marriage proposals. For more tips or assistance choosing the right engagement ring for the one you love, contact Adiamor. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

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5 Marriage Proposal Don’ts

Everyone has their own ideas about the proper way to propose. Most men want the event to be special so that she’ll never forget it (and to improve her chances of saying yes). But that doesn’t always mean things go off without a hitch. In some cases, less is more, and by going completely overboard, all you’re telling the woman of your dreams is that you have no clear idea of the meaning of excess. On the other hand, sometimes just being a guy can work against you. But don’t worry; if you’re not sure if your plan might backfire, here are just a few things you’ll want to avoid when you drop to one knee.

1. Putting the ring in food. Sure, you’ve seen it in the movies, but try to remember that what happens on the silver screen should stay on the silver screen. That world is a fantasy. In reality, what happens when you put a ring in her food or drink is that she’ll probably choke on it or swallow it. And a trip to the emergency room is not romantic. At the very least, it will have to be cleaned before she can put it on. Ring tartar? Gross.

2. Proposing with a ring pop. Sorry, guys, this isn’t as cute as you think it is. If you don’t have the money to buy a real ring, you’re going to have to come up with something a little more creative than one made of sugar. Consider famous literary proposals, such as Edmond’s in The Count of Monte Cristo, in which the poor sailor winds a piece of string around the finger of his beloved Mercedes to signify the real ring he will put there one day when he became a wealthy man. The thought counts more if you actually put some thought into it.

3. Jumping out of an airplane. Think long and hard before you hand her the ring midair; there are SO many things that could go wrong. For example, consider the likelihood of dropping the ring (high risk). Or imagine how the proposal might go. You: Will you marry me? Her: What? You: Will you marry me? (wind howling loudly) Her: What?!

4. Proposing in front of a crowd (especially her family). It might seem romantic to involve others, but this moment is really about the two of you. And do you really want her to 1) bow to peer pressure when she says yes, only to recant later, or 2) listen to the advice of her mother, who hates you? Let her decide on her own, in private, with no one listening but you.

5. Checking out other chicks. This is a bad idea at the best of times, but if you’re looking at other women during the proposal (even if you’re just trying to gauge the approval rating in the room) you might wind up with champagne in your face.

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Fun-in-the-Sun Summer Proposal Ideas

While it’s true that many women prefer a summer wedding (especially those who opt for outdoor ceremonies and receptions) a proposal can come at any time of year. However, if you wait until the weather is balmy to drop to one knee, you might have a lot more options when it comes to your method of popping the big question. So if you want to use the feel-good summer sun as a prop in your marriage proposal, here are a few good ways to incorporate the great outdoors into the most important question you’ll ever ask.

1. Write it in the sand. If you’re shy about asking your question aloud, take your lady love to a secluded spot on the beach and write your question in the sand while she’s working on her tan. You don’t have to make the letters big enough to be read by a rescue plane, but it couldn’t hurt to put in the effort.

2. Do it underwater. If you and your girl like to snorkel or scuba dive, take her on an exotic island getaway and go looking for shells. Have one carved with the question, then drop it inconspicuously in her path so she can’t help but pick it up.

3. Give her an oyster. Looking for pearls in unopened oysters is always a fun summer pastime, especially in beachside cities. So make arrangements with a vendor ahead of time to open up an oyster and put the ring inside. Then buy her the oyster (have the vendor give her one from the “special” bucket) and enjoy her surprise when she opens it to find an engagement ring.

4. Find a nice sunset. Sometimes all you need for romance is a great backdrop. Pick your favorite beach spot and propose to her just as the sun sets over the water. If you’d like to add a little poetry to the occasion, tell her you never want the sun to set without her by your side.

5. Buy a bicycle built for two. Pedal the day away, stopping at a local park for a wine-and-cheese picnic. Tell her that you bought the bicycle rather than renting it because you knew you were ready to ride through life with only her. Then have her look in the basket on the handlebars to find her ring box.

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Romantic Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day

It’s not always easy to come up with that perfect idea to make Valentine’s Day special for the one you love, especially if you’ve already come up with some really good ones in years past. But you don’t have to top yourself year after year to make your partner feel the strength of Cupid’s arrow. By simply planning a romantic evening that’s all about the person who completes you, there will be no doubt about the way you love them (whether you count the ways or not). Here are a few ideas to get you on the right track.

1. In bed. Take a long weekend by opting out of work on Monday this year and laze the day away in the comfort of your love nest. Plan for your partner’s favorite meals (delivered to the boudoir by you), rent a couple of rom-coms, or spend the day gazing into each other’s eyes and remembering why you fell in love in the first place.

2. On holiday. Nothing will allow you to get away from it all and focus on each other more than a spur-of-the-moment vacay. So pack bags for both of you and be ready to go when your partner gets home from work on Friday. If you’re not too keen to spend half of the weekend on an airplane to an exotic locale, simply drive to the nearest remote wilderness location (ski resort, nearby lake, etc.) and rent a cabin for the weekend. Even a local hotel can provide a change of scenery and a little alone time (spring for the room with the spa tub).

3. Wine tasting. Instead of doing the restaurant thing (who can get reservations at this late date?!) check out a local tasting room to try some local vintners or get a taste of France. By the time you get home, you’ll both be in the mood for amour. If they won’t be open for Valentine’s Day, go in ahead of time, get some advice from the sommelier, and have a tasting of your own at home.

4. First date spot. Sometimes the best way to say “I love you” is with a little trip down memory lane. So take your partner to your first date spot (impressive) and order the same meal you had that night (spectacularly impressive).

5. Dinner and dancing – at home. Why fight the madding crowd on the most popular date-night of the year? Instead, set up your dining room like the restaurant your partner would love to visit, complete with his/her fave food choices. Then put on a little soft music and dance the night away.

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Great New Year’s Eve Proposal Ideas

Proposing marriage is a profound event in and of itself. But you can definitely take advantage of the heightened emotions of the holiday season to make popping the big question even more meaningful. The sentiments of love and family run high at this time of year, and the turning of the calendar has us all considering the path we will take and the changes we’ll make in the coming months, so it only makes sense to think about a future with your one and only. But if you’re going to propose on New Year’s Eve, you don’t want to phone it in just because you’ve got the nostalgia of the season and the hope of a new beginning on your side. If you still want your proposal to be memorable, make a plan that speaks to the special qualities that only the holidays can offer. Here are a few ideas to get you on the right track.

1. Stroke of midnight. Proposing just at the turning of the year is not a new idea, but the significance cannot be tarnished by its rather obvious appeal. So once the countdown begins, take your love aside and make your future intentions clear.

2. Reverse proposal. Hey ladies! If you’re ready for your life to begin, why wait for the man to get the ball rolling? Try a little role-reversal by getting to one knee as you make a resolution to devote the coming year (and indeed, the rest of your life) to the man you love.

3. Ring in the toast. Give her the ring when you ring in the New Year with your traditional champagne toast. As she lofts her stemware high, she will no doubt see the sparkling promise in the bottom of her bubbly. If she’s not terribly observant, you may want to brush up on your Heimlich Maneuver, just in case.

4. Have waiter bring it on the dessert tray. If you’re out for a romantic dinner, order dessert at the end, but prearrange to have the waiter bring out the ring box on a covered tray so you can reveal your sweet treat.

5. Coat check. Many couples opt to attend large, public gatherings on New Year’s Eve, most of which have a coat check service to ensure that everyone goes home with their own belongings. Entrust your ring box to the coat-check girl and when you hand in your claim checks at the end of the night, have her bring out the ring box instead of your coats.

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Make it Unique: A Proposal to Last a Lifetime

A marriage proposal signals the start of your life together, so you want it to be something she’ll remember forever. Dinner at a fancy restaurant, while nice, has been overdone. Ditto on the ring in a bread roll or glass of champagne. And proposing in front of her family on Christmas Eve could lead to disastrous results if she’s not ready. So skip the traditional route and go for something that is unique to the two of you. For example:

1. The top of the Empire State building. Although it’s been used for filmic couplings from An Affair to Remember to Sleepless In Seattle, that doesn’t make it any less romantic. Head to the top of this iconic tower after dinner and a Broadway show and it’s bound to be a toss-up as to which sparkles more; the lights of the city, the ring, or her eyes.

2. At a sporting event. This is a calculated risk, especially if your team is losing, but you just can’t beat professing your endless love on the jumbo-tron in front of 100,000 fans (and possibly millions of TV viewers). And thanks to Tivo, it’s a day she’s sure to remember.

3. Make it a game. If you’re comfortable with technology, create an online game just for her. Make a one-level flash game with you and her as characters (think something like Donkey Kong, where you jump over obstacles to rescue her). At the end, have a screen showing you giving her a ring, at which point, you’ll give her the real ring. If a game is too tough, just make a flash video. You can even post it on YouTube and send her a link in concert with a special delivery of the actual ring.

4. Host a scavenger hunt. Start the day with a note on her pillow that leads her on a hunt for you. Have each hint lead her to a spot that has been special to the two of you. End at the location of your first date (you may need to employ the help of a mutual friend to tag along and tell you when she’s getting close). Then turn on a boom-box that’s playing your song (substitute Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” if nothing else comes to mind) and get to one knee with the ring and the last note: Will You Marry Me?

5. Use your pooch. If you share a dog, invest in a training course that will teach him to fetch. Then take him to the dog park with your sweetie, throw a ball, and have him bring back the engagement ring box (again , you may need to have a friend hiding out to make sure the dog brings back the right object). The puppy will soften her up and the ring will melt her heart.