submitted by: Marcy
My boyfriend & I are both total romantics (yes I know how lucky I am!) so we have many great stories. I think the best so far was for our 5th anniversary last year, when I created a special evening for the two of us:
I have an upstairs apartment with a large deck next to it on the other side of my kitchen. On the deck I took a large phone company wire spool and covered with a tablecloth to create an elegant outdoor table setting. I then added heart-shaped table cloth, all the appropriate table settings and candles all around the deck area.For an extra-special touch, I put some of my favorite photos of us and a specially created menu. One one side was the “Story of MK Restaurant” (M & K being our initials) and underneath the heading I had typed up the story of how we met and how we were meant to be and that tonight’s menu is in celebration of their sweet love. On the other side, it listed the “Special 5th Anniversary Menu” with each dish named “love related” like “Cupid’s Crustaceons” for Fried Shrimp and so on. I had laminated each part and put it in a nice plush fake leather portfolio and on the front wrote an large scripted M and K in silver ink to make it look fancy. Lastly, I played some soft classical music from my computer in the house so it was just audible outside and got to work preparing dinner.
I then invited him over and told him to enter the house through the back way, but this time it was almost dark out so the candles and soft music created a perfect atmosphere. I waited hidden where he would be coming up the stairs to greet him. I dressed up with my “K” necklace in celebration of him and placed a dishtowel over my arm which I found at K-Mart and had a little ketchup and mustard bottle over it, with the letters K and M over them which I thought was perfect. When he arrived he was shocked to see me there, I said “Good Evening, Sir and welcome to MK Restaurant. Do you have a reservation?” He played a long and said yes, for two under Kamil Baranowski. To which I replied, “Oh yes, right this way Sir, we have a special table set up for you.”I walked him up the way to my deck where he immediately saw the whole thing and loved it. I tried to keep him from breaking my “character” but it was difficult – it was also okay.
I retrieved wine, and each course salad, entree and desert (my personal favorite part, small cheesecakes shaped into hearts with chocolate over them). And had the most wonderful conversation ever. He looked into my eyes with the most love and romance then I had ever seen in the 5 years of our relationship. He talked to me so sweetly and – he said that from up on that deck with the evening I created he felt like he was at an Italian Restaurant and the street from there in the moonlight looked like it could be the river. It was definitely a wonderfully romantic night that we both enjoyed every minute of.