Tips for Proposing
Modern proposals and couples often involve children from previous relationships. Instead of being unsure of how to proceed with your proposal when children are present, use these ideas of including them in the fun, and the surprise of the event. Buying the wedding rings is just a tip of the iceberg when proposing marriage. Not only will this make your future spouse see how much you accept them, it will also make the children feel special. These ideas also work if both people have children.
Create a Treasure Hunt
You can create a treasure hunt inside your own home. Try writing clues on simple note cards ahead of time and then have the whole family participate in the finding process. The final clue can be the engagement ring. You can make this clue a bit more exciting and fancy by having the very same gift box at the other locations with either candy or other surprises located inside. This treasure hunt could also take place in your backyard. Be sure not to do it in a public area, just in case someone else stumbles upon the ring before you get there.
Cook a Family Dinner
Another idea is to make a family dinner; it can be complex or simple or even a BBQ. For dessert consider bringing out a fancy tray with a lid, and under the lid have an engagement ring. You may also want to have surprises for the children that are present, as well, so that they feel included in the event.
Play a Family Game
You should plan a family game night, but choose games that may be able to be altered with the addition of an engagement ring. One idea is to choose a popomatic game, where the engagement ring can take the place of the dice inside the popper. Be sure to choose a game that is designed for children, so other options would be charades, with your turn being when you “pop” the question.
Have a Sandcastle Building Contest
If you decide to ask her to marry you outdoors, consider going to the beach and having a sandcastle building contest, or some other type of beach-type game contest that everyone will be able to participate in. When the contest is over, have gifts for everyone – from first place to the last place. It is a good idea to have the same gift for all the children so no pouting ruins the effect of the proposal. When you give your future spouse their prize, it will be the engagement ring and – Surprise – the perfect proposal.
Each of these ideas is unique and offer a great way to include a child or multiple children in the proposal and engagement. With more and more modern families being blended, it is a great way to create a sense of unity for your future family!