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5 Tips For Creating a Romantic Night and Fun Dinner at Home

Valentines Day is just around the corner and maybe you're already thinking how to make this occasion really special. Here are some ideas for a romantic and fun dinner at home either for several couples or just for two.
Sensual Scents
Whether planning for one guest or several couples, let robust spices (think cloves, canela, cardamom and black pepper) help set the mood with the help of a standard frying pan. Toast the spices just to their smoking point, and the room will fill with an inviting--and delicious--bouquet.
Pairing Is Caring
When prepping for a perfect evening, pairings are a fun way to turn any meal into a special occasion and spice up the fun. Plan three courses and pair each with a small cocktail. A fun and easy way is to use one base spirit in three different ways.
Make It A Group Effort Let your guests in the kitchen and encourage them to enjoy the tactile sensation of the food as it is prepared. Start the party early and enjoy cocktails as you cook.
Forget the Utensils Feed…

Expand the Home’s Use


The backyard is one of the most underused “areas” of the home. With so much space and so many benefits to explore, the outdoors offers several ways to entertain guests and provide ways to escape the heat. 

Patio Canopy

A patio canopy in the backyard provides endless possibilities: it can be a hideaway place to have tea and cookies, it can serve as a place to dine, it can become a place to sleep in the cool summer air, or it can be set up as an outdoor office. Whatever the use, a patio canopy essentially provides an extra room to the house that can be enjoyed outside. 

Private Patio

A patio of premium hardwood decking surrounded by trees and other forms of vegetation provides ample shade for an enclosed area. Shade can cool an area up to ten degrees. Shade can be accomplished by several manners: hanging pots, tall trees, terraces with climbing vines, or walls constructed with fabric. 

Meandering Stream

Water in the backyard provides an instant cooling sensation. Constructing a meandering stream that surrounds a central area to sit can provide a way to cool off the legs and feet. A few floating water fountains can be kept inside as well. Water flowing out of fountains refresh the air by cleaning up pollution. From water circulating with a few fountains, koi can be kept in the stream as well.

There are several things that can be done with the backyard. Consider the options and explore them. 

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