Isn't it been sometime , I said Hi. Well I wanted to write this blog post long back providing all the details. Better late than never is what I thought. So like my every previous post , this post is much requested on my blog through DMs. So this was quite a simple idea executed in my apartment balcony , when we had to give up on the original surprise planning due to unpredictable weather on my husband's milestone birthday. My dad always use to say , " You should have a plan B in life". So this statement has come handy right from my childhood and I always gear up with Plan A and Plan B. " A Tee-Pee surprise in my balcony "(my husband's favorite place where we had grown some organic balcony produce , a little greenhouse of our own). I know it would be perfect. I always found pleasure in simple things done with so much love. So , yes , You can arrange romantic and private surprise for your husband right at your home. Here are the 5 aesthetics I have lined up for a perfect "Tee Pee surprise".
1. String Lights.
They definitely do add lot of aesthetic and romance to your special evening. I have used three different types of string lights for the evening. Bulb string lights colored to hang , Bulb string lights white for providing my TeePee a warm look and an array of string lights (around 200) to light up the whole space. They are definitely worth a try in any kind of surprise.
Source : Ikea
2. Candle Light.
How much ever the light we have , candle light, by itself is so whimsical and romantic. It brings an aura to the surrounds and lights up the pleasant mood keeping the faces glowing all the time. So do not forget to include them. Since lighting up too many candles with fire on a balcony made with wood was too risky , I have replaced them with battery equipped candles in a warm yellow glow , they worked perfect and served the purpose.
Source : Amazon
3. Teepee with perfect lighting.
For a decent sized teepee we would need enough wooden poles ( 2 inch in width), atleast five. I had added a sheer curtain as the teepee base. We both love surprises in white and definitely trust that it adds lot of fresh energy , hence I chose white and have added string lights. Tie the poles together alternatively draping the sheer base and add string lights. Tadaa - your TeePee is just ready.
Special tip : I have just spray painted two real pineapples in gold , since i was short of time to order decorative pineapples ( he loves pineapple & adds pineapple toppings in just about anything). I have placed them on the table along with a board which says something quirky about his milestone birthday.
Source : Poles - Homedepot.
Source : Sheer Curtain - Bed , Bath and Beyond.
4. Wine and Some Roses.
Yes , although this need not be said , I am telling it anyway. A little wine or champagne or even a kombucha - if you like non alcoholic drink can be really good. Sip and have a nice conversation , it just works like therapy. Ofcourse I have added a cake , I am a little against cutting cake all the time and wasting it all. Feels like we outgrew and I strongly resist the urge to buy one if we are not going to eat it at all. But since we have this favorite mango mousse cake from whole foods , which we would just finish within no time , I got that for him and we had almost all of it with our wine. Hence my purpose and principle were served.
5. Arrange a sitting area.
Yes , if you want to finish it off on a really satisfying note , then you should consider arranging a beautiful sitting area . So that you do not hurry after the surprise is done . And of course who would not want to end a surprise with a perfect date. I have used my pillows from chumbak and some air floats to sit and a fur pillow to add a relaxing factor (we both love to grab one whenever we sit and talk). I have just reversed my quilt for a monochromatic look for the floor, this is just an option.
source : chumbak
Source : Forever21
Hoping that this post would give a little inspiration to plan surprises in very minimal resources. And you can plan small surprises all the time to lighten up and break that routine. You can write to me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or quires . I will catch you guys soon with another post. Until then , The Chic Iconic .... Signing off <3
This is Shrithi, founder of The Chic Iconic. I am a minimalist , aesthetic and a positivist by nature. Along side I am an optimist , I transfigure my ideas, thoughts and tips into beautiful fairy tale moments and blog posts.