When the summer heat becomes unbearable, we start to focus on the next big thing: Fall. In the South, we are in the edge of our seats. It always seems to creep slowly on us and it doesn’t stay for long. So, fall is more than cooler weather, it is Halloween, hot apple cider, campfires, pies, pumpkins, corn mazes, fairs and fall apparel. It’s a time to celebrate a new school year, football, and the beginning of a new chapter. Fall is the season to fall in love.
I met the love of my life at a bonfire on October 2 years ago and I have always been in love with the crisp cool feeling of fall. Though I love every season, it ranks high on my list. However, when I was helping one of my best friend’s boyfriend find ways to pop the question, I fell blank. For those gentlemen who are searching the internet for a perfect way to propose in the near future. Look no further. Here are a few ideas I came up with to help the search and ease the process.
If your girl loves fall like I do, there are plenty of simple and elaborate ways to pop the question. Whichever way you decide to propose, here are cute ideas to get creative:
- Pumpkin Patch – Fall isn’t fall without pumpkins. If you are preparing to pop the question,simply talk to your local pumpkin patch owner to discuss the arrangement. Then take your girl on a surprise pumpkin patch date. Say it’s all about carving pumpkins and have her pick out a pumpkin. Offer to carry the pumpkin for her, because a girl shouldn’t have to carry the dirty thing around. At the end of the date, have the owner take a picture of the happy couple with their “Prize” pumpkin. Then watch the surprise come to her face as she sees the extra shine coming from the engagement ring you slipped onto the stem of the pumpkin with yarn.
- Pumpkin Carvings – Have a group of friends come over for a pumpkin carving contest. This contest has to be secret until the revelation of the pumpkins at the end for “more fun”. Discuss beforehand to have each friend carve out a word of the phrase, “Name, will you marry me?” When everyone is done, simply announce to turn the pumpkins around.
- Bonfire Date – Bonfires are always fun and full of warmth. This time, surprise your girl with a private bonfire. Bring warm apple cider in a thermos and let your mind say the rest. This is a great way to be romantic and private at the same time.
- Fall Leaves – Fall leaves make for a great playful date. Who doesn’t love playing in the crisp air and bouncing through piles of leaves? This girl does and I know that has to appeal to tons of girls who are playful and love the outdoors. After playing in the season’s clouds, let the leaves settle and tell her you would simply love to do this the rest of your life. The rest is history.
Any time of year is great time to take the next step with one you love the most, but don’t let this season fly by. The warmth of the food, the crisp air and fall colors make for one appealing atmosphere. Take the plunge and enjoy the rest.