They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but sweet treats are definitely the way to a woman’s heart. So why not show your love with an edible proposal idea?
Hide your proposal message inside a fortune cookie and propose whilst eating Chinese takeaway for a cute, chilled out way to ask for her hand in marriage. Or do it in style at a Michelin-starred restaurant; have the waiter drop the ring in her glass of champagne for a traditional proposal that she’ll love!
Hiding the diamond ring in a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day is another great way to propose, although you can hide the ring in any number of sweet treats to impress the one you love – just make sure she doesn’t eat it, otherwise your proposal may not end the way you had intended!
Sweet Treat proposal – Say it with cupcakes!
Gorgeously girlie macarons and cute cupcakes offer the perfect way to propose to your loved one in a way she will really appreciate – not only does she win your heart, she also gets a sparkly ring and a sweet treat to enjoy afterwards!
Ordering a box of colourful macarons from a French patisserie is a beautiful gift, but you can incorporate this into your marriage proposal by using the cream filling of the macaron as a sort of ring box. Just press the ring into the cream filling so it’s standing proudly in the middle of the box, then wait for her to open it.
If you’re planning on using other sweet treats as part of your proposal, you can achieve something similar with a cupcake; just don’t hide the ring in the icing as nobody wants a broken tooth to mark the start of a happy life together!
Making a marriage proposal with a fortune cookie
If you met at a Chinese restaurant or simply love sharing Chinese food together, why not propose using a fortune cookie?
There are a few ways to do this; head for your local Chinese restaurant and get them to help you hide a custom message or ring inside a fortune cookie. If you’re planning a more relaxed proposal at home, so that she won’t suspect a thing, order some Chinese takeaway and carefully swap the message inside her fortune cookie for one you’ve written yourself saying ‘Will you marry me?’
If you’re really creative, you can even bake your own fortune cookies, although if this isn’t something you usually do, she might wonder what’s going on!
The squeal of delight when she opens the fortune cookie makes this proposal idea really charming and exciting – it’s guaranteed to surprise even the most suspicious girlfriend. You could even propose using several cookies with a really romantic, heartfelt message.
Tea Proposal – Let the Sea Leafs do the asking!
Proposing using tea might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of proposal ideas involving food and drink; but bear with us, we promise this is a good idea!
Ordering a personalised silver spoon to propose to the one you love is the perfect way to surprise her. Just make her a cup of her favourite tea and present it to her with the customised spoon. Keep the message simple and to the point; ‘Will you marry me?’ is the most obvious choice.
When she stirs her tea and goes to take the spoon out, hopefully she’ll be observant enough to see the message. Probably best to make sure the hot tea is on a table at this point, as she’ll be so surprised who knows what will happen next! We’re betting she’ll say ‘Yes!’ after she’s over the initial shock.
Chocolate Box marriage proposal
Whilst we don’t recommend hiding her engagement ring inside an actual chocolate (you don’t want her to eat it!), hiding it inside a box of chocolates is a romantic way to ask for her hand in marriage.
This works best on special occasions such as Valentine’s Day or her birthday; otherwise she might wonder why you’re surprising her with chocolates! Tuck the ring into the box; you could even add a love note or other message. You could even remove one chocolate and put the ring in its place.
You’ll even find websites offering boxes of chocolates including a special chocolate or candy ring – of course, you’ll need to swap this for the real thing once you propose, as nobody wants a melted chocolate ring on their finger.
The best part of this proposal is that once you’ve popped the question, she’ll probably feel like sharing her delicious chocolates with you; we hope!
Ring in the Champagne marriage proposal
Sometimes, the simplest ideas are the best, and keeping things traditional when it comes to your proposal is perfect if you’re looking for a truly romantic moment.
Hiding the ring in a glass of champagne can work well in a variety of different situations. A summer picnic on the Champs de Mars at the foot of the Eiffel Tower can turn into something special when you present her with a glass of bubbly containing the perfect diamond ring.
Why not propose at the restaurant where you had your first date? Ask the waiter to bring two glasses of champagne to your table, and have him hide the ring in one – just make sure she doesn’t drink it! It might take her a few seconds to register what’s happening, which is just enough time for you to get down on one knee and ask her to marry you.