Nothing says romance like preparing a special anniversary dinner for your sweetie. This year, show your partner how much you care by following these four simple suggestions. With everything in the right place, you are sure to have a great evening that you’ll both remember for years.

Setting the Mood

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Setting the mood shows your partner that you took a lot of time and consideration to make the evening special. With that said, a lot of men don’t really know how to make their homes romantic. It’s easy enough when  you follow a few basic tips like:

  • Lighting candles
  • Turning on some unobtrusive background music
  • Placing a bouquet on the table

With the right mood, your partner will know to expect something special. Dim the lights and enjoy yourself.

Planning a Menu

The menu is the most important part of your anniversary dinner. Even if everything else falls apart, a delicious meal will save the night.

It’s best to plan ahead when setting your menu. If you plan to cook the meal yourself, chooses dishes that you can make from fresh, local ingredients.

If you don’t have a lot of time to prepare your special anniversary dinner, then you may want to have freshly steamed lobster from Lobster Place delivered to your home. The company prepares lobster at its store, chills it, and then ships it over night to your address. It’s one of the fastest ways to enjoy fresh lobster without going to a restaurant. The dinner kit comes with butter and a lobster cracker.

Choosing Your Drinks

You’re not going out with the guys for a round of beers, so stick to a classy drink that both you and your partner will enjoy. If you’re having a seafood dinner, you will probably want to pair it with a white wine that brings out sweetness and mild flavors. If you’re having steak, pork, or chicken, then you will need a red wine that can stand up against the main dish’s dominating flavor profile.

Get a bottle of dessert wine for after dinner. Some dessert wines to consider include:

  • Ruby port
  • Moscato-Muscat
  • Sauternes

They’re all great, so you really can’t go wrong.

Don’t forget to serve some ice water with the meal. A few drinks can lighten the mood, but too many could make you and your partner too sleepy to enjoy the festivities.

Offering a Dessert

Desserts can look intimidating to prepare. While some of them require a professional touch, there are plenty of delectable recipes that practically anyone can make. Even if you don’t have much talent in the kitchen, you can still make your partner desserts like:

  • Strawberries dipped in chocolate
  • French toast
  • Orange soufflé
  • Chocolate melting cakes

If you’re nervous about making a new dessert, get some quick experience by preparing a test version a few days before the big event. If it flops, you can always order something from a bakery.

Make this a year to remember. Plan well and have a great anniversary!