Cute Proposal Ideas: for When You Are Serious, but Still Want to Be Silly
Proposing to love interest is one of the most crucial life steps you can take. The real proposal doesn’t have to be delivered in a strictly serious way. If you two are light-hearted people who enjoy laughing, why not reflect that joyful attitude with a proposal that is fun? Here are some cute proposal ideas that will get you brainstorming on your making your proposal just like you: fun with a side order of silly.
The musical proposal
Have a choir, high school marching band or steel drum group show up for a surprise performance of your fiancé-to-be’s favorite love song in a park, public square or open space for your proposal. For a personal touch, ask the performers if they can incorporate your fiancé’s name into the lyrics.
At the farmer’s market
Find a farmer’s market or another spot (often tourist areas in a large city) where you know there is a caricaturist working. Arrange a surprise proposal beforehand with the caricaturist. Then take your girlfriend to the market, and “happen” to pass by where the caricaturist is working. Say “Hey! We should get a silly sketch of us done!” Have the caricaturist sketch a picture of you two with word bubbles that say, “Will you marry me?” and “Yes!”
At the aquarium
If you and your girlfriend are into fish and often go to the aquarium, this is a cute proposal idea. Ask the divers at an aquarium to put on a proposal show inside their biggest fish tank. Give them a (waterproof) sign that says, “Will you marry me?” to hold up against the glass and then position yourselves for what will, at first, seem like feeding time. Make sure they have seen a photo of you and your fiancé beforehand, so they know where to point the waterproof sign when the crowd gathers around the tank.
For those who like the dance club
On a night out of clubbing, take up the mic from the DJ, so you can dedicate a song and come up with a proposal on a dance floor. Inform the band of your favorite song (or a love song that would naturally follow a proposal) to be played after you pop the question.
If you both like street art
Hire a graffiti artist to spell out your proposal on a wall. Take her on a walk in that neighborhood, stop in front of the wall.
Like coffee? Glaze a coffee cup for her
Go to one of those make-your-own ceramic workshops. Glaze a coffee cup with the words “Will you marry me?” written inside the cup, on the bottom. Serve her a cup of steaming’ joe and make sure she finishes it. Have the ring ready for when she takes her last sip.
Take her out to dinner at your favorite Chinese restaurant. Arrange to swap out the traditional fortune cookie message for your personalized one, which reads “Will you marry me?” Make sure the server knows which cookie goes to your girlfriend at the end of the meal!
Play scrabble with her
Write “Will You Marry Me?” on one of the tiles and make sure she draws that one.
Or cards may be?
You can do the same on a playing card. Make sure you deal her that one.
Set up a campfire and have all the ingredients to make s’mores. Prepare hers for her, but place the engagement ring in the marshmallow. (Make sure you have plenty of wipes to clean it off once she has accepted your proposal!)
Order a heart-shaped pizza. Write your proposal on the inside of the pizza box lid.
Jewellery with an engraved heart
Give her a necklace with an engraved heart. But instead of her initials, engrave the heart with her initials, substituting your last initial for hers. This only works if your last name is different from hers.
Go on a bird-watching hike. Pull out your binoculars, to which you’ve tape “Will You Marry Me?” on the end of one of the eyepieces, message facing inward. When you see a great bird, hand her the binoculars.
The same technique as for the bird watchers, but tape the question on the end of the telescope.
You can get personalized labels from Nutella. Make one that says “Will You Marry Me?” and set it down at the breakfast table. Pass her the toast, and watch her reach for the Nutella.
Buy the inflatable foil letters to from your proposal or purchase a bunch of balloons and write a letter on each one, spelling out your proposal. Of course, when you give your girlfriend this balloon bouquet, the letters will be all mixed up. Help her put it all in the right order. You’ll see her face light up before she gets to “Marry”.
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