» Make Her Your Leading Lady
Arrange for a local movie theater to play a video tape of you before the feature, telling her how much she means to you and asking if she’ll marry you. In front of hundreds of adoring fans, present her with the diamond.
» The Fortune of a Lifetime
Steam a fortune cookie until it’s malleable. Open the cookie; place the ring inside with a note telling her how she’ll be loved by you forever.
» Time Capsule of Love
Make a box of “sort-of-real” mementos of all your best dates. For example a swizzle stick, a movie stub, etc. At the bottom of the box place the engagement ring.
» Summer Lovin’
Take her for a long walk on the beach. With the help of a good friend, have a special area set up with flowers, champagne, a few pieces from a small orchestra and a proposal written in the sand. You can tuck the ring into your swim trunks to keep it a surprise (just don’t go for a dip before you pop the question).
» A Real Page Turner
Scan the cover of a romance novel into your computer and superimpose your pictures. Cut out a hole in the book and put the diamond ring in it.
» Cosmic Commute
Buy some ad space on signs on her route to work and on each one ask her if she’ll marry you. Be waiting for her in her parking space where she works with flowers, a ring and a good excuse for her to call in sick that day.
» Masterpiece of Romance
Ask a local museum if they would put the ring on display with a display card reading that this was the very ring used by you on that particular day to ask her to be your bride.
» A Buried Treasure
Take her snorkelling and discover the ring while the two of you are looking at the coral.
» It’s All in the Cards
Bring her to get her tarot cards read. And ask the reader to include seeing a diamond ring in the cards. That would be your cue to present her with the ring.
» If She Has a Green Thumb
There’s something mesmerizing about an orchid plant (or her favourite plant), especially when there is a diamond ring hanging from it. If she’s a gardener you can plant it, but let the box sprout a bit so she discovers it before she starts to fertilize.
» Outdoor Surprises
If she’s a golfer, ask the party before you to place the jewellery in the last hole. Then just hope she doesn’t scratch. Or take her on one of your favourite hikes and surprise her on the mountaintop.
» Home is Where the Heart is
Empty her favourite food or coffee container, and the next time she opens the refrigerator for it, she’ll understand what it means for all the good stuff to be on the bottom. Suggest staying in and watching a video for a change. Then let her open the video case where you’ve hidden her diamond ring.
» Princess and the Pea
When she rests her head on her pillow you’ll be there grinning, knowing her diamond ring is nestled under the pillow case.
Take her to a romantic bed and breakfast and, along with the mint on the pillow, place her new diamond ring.
» Ask for Directions for Once
When you two are driving along, tell her you think you’re lost. Ask her to get the map out of the glove compartment where you’ve hidden her new diamond ring.