How to Make a Romantic Lunch Box

by Charong Chow

About Charong Chow

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Charong Chow has been writing professionally since 1995. Her work has appeared in magazines such as "Zing" and "Ocean Drive." Chow graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. She also received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts.

How to Make a Romantic Lunch Box

It's true that a way into the heart is through the stomach. According to Daniel Goleman of "The New York Times," anthropologists believe that romantic love is a universal concept found in all cultures, not simply an idea started in medieval Europe. To that end, you can use your partner's lunch to make a romantic gesture. Start by cooking her favorite meal and add a few extras to surprise her when she opens it at work or school.

Step 1

Prepare your partner's favorite lunch and package the components of the meal in travel-friendly containers.

Step 2

Pack your partner's favorite meal inside a new lunch box or bag that you secretly purchased. Put it into his briefcase or bag without him seeing it at home to surprise him with the gift.

Step 3

Add themed touches to the meal. For example, you can bake heart-shaped cookies for the romantic lunch box and decorate them with the words "Be Mine." Wrap each cookie in a plastic bag and put it into the lunch box. Alternatively, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to transform a simple sandwich into a message of love.

Step 4

Write a romantic message in a greeting card to your partner. The card can be as simple as a blank card decorated with a flower or a hand-drawn heart on blank cardstock. Explain how much you care for her and how you miss her during the day. For an added touch, ask her out on a date, even if you have been married for 20 years.

Step 5

Add a recent photograph of you together to the romantic card. Spray a little of your favorite perfume or cologne onto the card so that as soon as he opens it, he smells you.

Step 6

Hide a small bottle of scented lotion or massage oil in the lunch box and secure a note to it asking her to bring it to your romantic date.

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Tips

  • Add your partner's favorite chocolates or candy into the lunch box.
  • Sticky notes in the shape of a heart can be used in place of a card, if desired.
  • To extend the romantic gesture past lunchtime, create a voucher for a free massage, hug or kiss and place it into the box.

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