I wanted to surprise my girlfriend of 3 and a half years with the engagement proposal, so I planned the big event on the Saturday a few days before her birthday. To start the day, I made her her favorite breakfast, in bed. Then we went shopping at the brand new mall at Columbus Circle in NYC (where I snuck away for 30 minutes to my insurance agent’s office to finalize the ring insurance) and on the way back we picked up lunch to eat oustide.
I told her that we had dinner reservations at 9pm, but that she had to be ready by 6pm. When she got back, she jumped into the shower, and I started making preparations. I scattered a dozen long-stemmed roses around the apartment floor, with one rose in a vase on the coffee table in the living room. I took out a bottle of champaign and put a tray of various cheeses (her favorite) and crackers and strawberries.
The final step was the trickiest. I put those glow in the dark stars all over our living room window, which faces out onto the Hudson River. I had bought a blacklight bulb and blacklight writing lotion. In between the stars on the window, I wrote my proposal. I replaced the normal lamp bulb with the blacklight bulb.
She was overwhelmed by the roses, champaign and cheese, which we enjoyed for about 30 minutes. After calming my nerves with 2 glasses of champaign, I told her to turn off the main light and to turn on the lamp. When she did that, the words "Will you marry me" glowed in the dark." I got on one knee, and repeated the question.
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New York City, NY