By Jessica DeRubbo

George Clooney recently revealed a juicy piece of info about his celebrity engagement to Amal Alamuddin — namely, that it was a huge surprise to her! According to Clooney, his bride-to-be had no idea idea he’d be popping the question when he did. In an interview with CBS, Clooney said, “When I asked her, we had never talked about it, so it was all — there wasn’t like a, ‘Maybe we should get married.’ Literally, I dropped it on her.” Clooney said that Alamuddin needed a moment to take it all in, reported UsMagazine.com.

Amal Alamuddin ended up with a surprise celebrity engagement. What are three ways to romantically surprise your partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

Surprise engagements aren’t the only way to throw your partner for a loop. Cupid has some tips:

1. Surprise party: Maybe the most obvious, but many people go a lifetime without having a surprise party thrown on their behalf. Even if your partner claims they don’t like surprises, there’s a 95% chance they will still be thrilled with a surprise party thrown in their name. Consider your anniversary or their birthday.

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2. Candlelit dinner at home: This is something your partner definitely won’t be expecting when he or she gets home from work! Instead of the typical “server yourself” get-up in the kitchen, consider setting up a special candlelit dinner for your partner. You can discuss the day as your faces are glowing.

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3. Plan a trip: Whether it’s a trip you eventually tell your partner about after it’s booked or a trip he or she doesn’t even know they’re going on until they get to the airport, a surprise getaway is always a good idea. Just make sure it doesn’t interfere with your partner’s work schedule, and be sure you bring clothes for them!

What are some other ways to romantically surprise your partner? Share your thoughts below.