Cupid's Pulse Article: 5 Creative Fourth of July ProposalsCupid's Pulse Article: 5 Creative Fourth of July Proposals

By Whitney Johnson

According to WeddingWire, about one third of engagements in the United States happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. So guys, if you’re ready to pop the question, why not surprise her with an engagement ring on the Fourth of July instead? Make your own fireworks on this red, white, and blue holiday with one of these five creative Independence Day proposal ideas:

1. Throw a party: If you want to include your friends and family in your engagement, throw a party to cover up your true intentions. As the sun sets, head to a spot nearby – private enough so that the two of you can have a special moment but public enough so that everyone can still see you. Wow your partner with a sweet speech, get down on one knee, and ask her to be with you forever. After she says yes, you’ll love being able to celebrate your big day with all of your loved ones!

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2. Take your love on parade: Invite her to your city’s Fourth of July parade, but make plans for you to be in the parade instead merely a spectator. Jump on a float with a banner that asks that all-important question, and as you drive by your lucky lady, walk over to her with the ring in hand. Then, you can spend the rest of the day celebrating more than America’s birthday.

3. Plan a Fourth of July picnic: This laidback holiday is the perfect time to sneak away for a private lunchtime picnic. Fill your basket with red, white, and blue-themed foods. For an appetizer, grab a bowl of red pepper hummus, a thick slice of Dubliner, a bunch of red grapes, and some crackers. For lunch, make each other’s favorite sandwiches (keeping the color-theme in mind if possible). For dessert, pack some strawberries, blueberries, and whip cream. As you finish up your romantic meal, pop the question and watch the sparks fly!

4. Go on a scavenger hunt: To make your proposal even more personal, plan a scavenger hunt that takes her through your love story. Hide the first clue at the café where you met each other, the second clue at the spot where you had your first kiss, the third clue at your favorite date night restaurant, and so on. When she gets to the last clue, be waiting for her on bended knee.

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5. Wait for the grand finale of the firework show: She’ll feel brighter than the sky when you whisper “Will you marry me?” in her ear at the end of the fireworks. You can even use the gorgeous light display as inspiration for your proposal. Tell her that she lights up your life and you can’t imagine being without her.

What’s your favorite Fourth of July proposal idea? Tell us in the comments below!