Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Trail of Flowers

Flowers are a great romantic gift, just as long as you don’t overdo it; like anything else what starts out special can become ordinary if it happens every day. Well, it’s been a while since I recommended a romantic act involving flowers, so I guess it’s a good time to do it again.

Let’s do something a little different with the flowers this time. You know, it doesn’t always have to be roses to be romantic. While roses have long been touted as the love flower, any flower spells LOVE.” Find yourself a good love poem, if you’re not sure where to look, just do a search online for “love poem” you’ll find plenty. Print out the poem, dividing it into the same number of parts as you have flowers, minus one.

Attach these pieces of poem to your flowers with tape or pins. Keep track of the order they go in (it might help to put a small number in the corner). Keep one flower without a piece of the poem attached to it.

Timing is critical on this one. You will need a few minutes to set it up, but you don’t want her to see you do it. On the other hand, you don’t want to be standing there waiting for her for half an hour. So, you need to pick a time, when you know she’ll be coming in the door, or coming down the stairs, and do you’re the final step of your prep just a couple of minutes before that.

The final step of your prep is to make a trail of flowers. Put the first one someplace where she can’t miss it, such as right at the bottom of the stairs. Place the flowers in order of the poem, about six to eight feet apart; she’ll need to be able to see each flower from the location of the previous one, so adjust your distances accordingly. The last flower, without a piece of the note on it is for you to hold in your hand, at the end of the flower trail.

When she comes, collecting her flowers along the way, present her with the last flower and a big kiss of course.

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