Merry Christmas… Will You Marry Me? 5 Ideas for the Perfect Holiday Proposal

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Are you thinking about proposing to your girlfriend this holiday season but aren’t sure exactly how to do it? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re looking to pop the question to her privately under the mistletoe or are contemplating doing it in front of family and friends when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve…

Here are some ideas to help you come up with the perfect holiday proposal she’ll never forget…

Have Santa Bring in the Ring Box

You can either dress up as Santa yourself, or have a friend or family member do it. There’s probably even a service that you can use to hire a Santa actor if you’d like. Imagine the surprise on her face when everyone has opened all their presents and then Santa comes in with one last surprise!

The Timeless (and Cutely Frustrating) Box Inside of a Box Inside of a Box…etc: You’ve probably seen it happen in countless romantic films…the girl follows a trail of rose petals leading to a huge box. She opens it only to find another box…then another…and another until she gets to the engagement ring box. It’s a classic way to propose and perfect for the holiday gift-giving vibe. Plus the look on you girl’s face when she finally gets to the ring will be priceless!

Popcorn and a Movie

Is there a holiday film you both love watching together? Maybe you have a holiday tradition of watching a certain film or you’re going to sit down for an “A Christmas Story” marathon? Before settling in on the couch next to your love, hide the ring box in the bowl of popcorn. It will definitely be another priceless moment when she reaches in and discovers it!

Get Creative with Holiday Lights

Those holiday lights can be a real pain in the ass…from the tangles to a single bulb causing the rest to not light up…who wants to deal with that? Put those lights to good use by grabbing a board of some kind…or really any type of flat surface. Shape the lights to spell out “Will You Marry Me?” and plan a way for you to light them up as she enters the room. You can even put them in a flashing mode for a more dramatic effect.

Welcome in the New Year with an Engagement

This is another classic way to propose…but no less romantic. In fact, a proposal on New Year’s Eve when the clock strikes midnight is one of the more popular times for a couple to get engaged. You can plan an intimate party with just the two of you, or ring in the New Year with friends and family (make sure you let them in on your plans so they can help out with anything). She’ll definitely be surprised and most likely elated upon ringing in the new year with a ring and a future wife.

Hang the Engagement Ring From the Mistletoe

Not only does this idea give you the opportunity to kiss your future wife, but when you tell her to look up and she’s expecting only to see mistletoe and sees the ring…let’s just say that kiss is probably going to be all the more passionate.

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