How to Have a Romantic yet Inexpensive New Year's Eve

by eHow Relationships & Family Editor

You can have a picnic, even on New Year's Eve. Picnics are a tried and true method of creating romance without expense.

Items you will need

  • Candles
  • Picnic Basket
  • Picnic Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Champagne
  • Breads
  • Cheeses
  • Cold Roast Chicken
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Wines
  • Blindfolds
  • Champagne Flutes
  • Napkins
  • Wine Glasses
  • CDs
  • Cars
  • chocolates

An Indoor Picnic

Create the romantic spot in your living room, if you live in a cool climate.

Lay out blankets and pillows.

Set up the meal before your loved one arrives.

Light many candles and a fire, if possible. Play your loved one's favorite CD.

Blindfold your partner before he or she enters the room.

Take off the blindfold once your loved sits down on the blankets and pillows, with the meal spread out in front of both of you.

Preparation

Gather together the meal for a picnic. Prepare it in advance.

Notify your loved one where he or she needs to be and at what time.

Make the day's events a surprise.

An Outdoor Picnic

Choose a romantic spot outdoors.

Blindfold your loved one.

Drive him or her to the location without revealing where you're going.

Grab the basket of food, some blankets and candles.

Set up the picnic.

Seat your partner.

Remove the blindfold.

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Tips

  • Roast chicken, bread and cheese, chocolate, fruit and wine make an excellent picnic.
  • Water always makes a setting romantic, so make your picnic spot on the beach or at a lakeshore if you can.