A Table For Two, Please – And Our Next Contest!


Since I haven’t been thinking about planning surprises for Tom lately, as I explained in yesterday’s post, I’ve realized I’m lacking inspiration. The best place for me to go for such inspiration is Pinterest. I don’t know if you follow our boards or not, but we have a lot of good ones for helping in the idea department. One in particular is called “Romantic Dining.” I spent some time last week adding to this board, and it gave me an idea for our next challenge, and I’m so excited to share it with you!

5th Blogiversary Most Romantic Table Challenge

Next month we’ll celebrate our 5th blogiversary! It’s hard to believe it’s been a five year journey so far, but it’s true, and we want to celebrate in a big way. One of our favorite places in our area is historic downtown Winter Park–Park Avenue to be specific. If you’ve been there you know why we love it. Each April they host a competition of sorts called Dinner On The Avenue. They close a portion of the brick-lined street and set up lots of round tables. Each one is reserved by a person, family, group of friends or a company for a fee. They are required to come up with a theme, decorate the table accordingly and enjoy a meal together under the stars. Each table is judged and prizes are awarded for the most creative.

I’ve always wanted to do this, but each year it either sells out before I know about it, or we are unavailable on the night of the event. So, I came up with my own idea and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Here’s the deal:

Check out our Romantic Dining board on Pinterest. I’ve been adding a lot of pins with dining for two. Between now and the first of November plan an evening where you and your spouse can have a romantic dinner at home or some place else you choose. Set up your table, decorate it, take lots of pictures and enjoy your time together! Then, pick the best picture and e-mail it to us by November 1st to theromanticvineyard (at) gmail (dot)  com. We’ll select the top 10 entries based on setting, lighting, romance and creativity and post them up on November 5th. You’ll have one week to vote for your favorite table. We’ll announce the top three winners on our 5th blogiversary, November 12th.

Are you ready to capture the perfect setting for two? Ready, set, make your spouse SMILE! 🙂


About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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5 Responses to A Table For Two, Please – And Our Next Contest!

  1. What a great romantic idea. I’m in!


  2. messymarriage says:

    Love this idea, Debi. It reminds me of one of the dates my husband and I had early in our dating days. I brought a canadian bacon and pineapple pizza with us, along with some Catawba and we ate our pizza by candlelight on a blanket at our local park after dark. Doing little creative outings like this together really does keep the romance fires burning! Thanks for the challenge and inspiration!


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