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How to Surprise Your Wife

5 Oct


Planning an anniversary celebration?  Want to surprise your wife?  Follow these tips from my husband, Jim.

First, tell her she’s got to get home from work as soon as possible because you have a dinner reservation.  Tell her she should wear something really nice to work that day, but comfortable.


When she gets home, tell her you’re running late for the reservation and you’ve gotta go asap.  Run around frantically and ask her to grab your cell phone for you in the living room. Make sure there are lots of lit candles in the room so she see’s the light flickering before opening the door and wonders “what the…”.


In the living room, have some champagne ready to go, complete in the champagne flutes you both used to toast your wedding celebration years ago.


Start off with a selection of appetizers from one of her favorite local restaurants (in my case, it was Wild Ginger).  If you want to score some bonus points, secretly message her friends and ask for suggestions.  It’ll make you look like the amazing husband all her friends wish they had.


To set the mood, get a fire started.  We don’t have a fireplace in our tiny apartment, but a roaring fire on our flat screen TV did the trick.


Have a leisurely conversation, enjoying the champagne and appetizers while waiting for the next course.


Get her a few entrees to choose from from said favorite restaurant.  We enjoyed Black Pepper Seitan Steak with greens and General Tso’s (Mock) Chicken.  Also be sure to order enough so she can take it to work the next day for lunch, she’ll love that.


Get her a dozen roses for each year you’ve been married.  In our case, it was three.


Complete the evening by surprising her with a dessert with her two favorite flavor combinations.  My Peanut Butter Chocolate Bombe was the bomb.

Set your wife up with an evening like this, and you might just get lucky.