4 Creative Valentine’s Day Proposal Ideas
With more than one million people getting engaged on the special holiday, Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days of the year to propose. If you’re planning on giving your partner something more heart-felt than a box of chocolates this February 14th, here are some creative proposal ideas to help you sweep them off their feet.
1. Recreate a previous date
Choose one of your most memorable dates (maybe your first date, the first time you said “I love you” or a big anniversary date) and recreate it. This proposal idea is great for two reasons: it’s very romantic and shows that you remember your previous dates and your partner will definitely not be expecting a proposal, so it will be a complete surprise.
When the moment’s right, tell your partner that you decided to recreate this date because it was the moment you knew you wanted to spend the rest of your life with them and pop the question.
For more ways to surprise your partner, take a look at these 4 creative proposal ideas she’ll never see coming.
2. Have a countdown
Spread the love over the two weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day to show your loved one how much you really care. Each day, give them a carefully-chosen gift or trinket you know they’d love. Start small with a box of their favourite chocolates or a bottle of wine they love and plan to get a little more extravagant each day. Then on February 14th, present them with a sparkling diamond engagement ring.
3. Turn it into a game
Buy a box of small cheap Valentine’s Day cards and write one reason why you love your partner in each of them. Hide them all over the house anywhere you can think of: in coat pockets, in the fridge, behind the curtains… It’s a good idea to write down how many cards you hid and where you hid them to make sure they’re all found.
When your partner has collected all the cards, present them with their reward — a giant Valentine’s Day card with “Will you marry me?” written inside it.
4. Make a snow heart
In February in the UK, there’s a good chance of snow. If there’s a thick layer of white powder on the ground, take advantage of it and work it into your proposal. Find a patch of untouched snow somewhere people will be very unlikely to go. A corner of your garden is a great idea. Draw a heart in the snow and right “Will you marry me?” in the centre.
Whip up some hot chocolate, wrap up warm and go on a winter’s walk with your partner. When you “stumble” upon your snow heart, get down on one knee and propose.
We hope our Valentine’s Day proposal ideas have inspired you to pop the question in a romantic, creative way. If you’re you’re just about to buy an engagement ring but you’re having trouble getting it just right, here are some guides that will help.
- How to measure your other half’s ring size discreetly
- How to choose an engagement ring to suit someone’s hand
- The best people to ask when buying an engagement ring