5 essentials for the perfect summer picnic

If I had an iconic song about my favourite things like Julie Andrews does in The Sound of Music, picnics would be at the top of the list (though I also like whiskers on kittens). Although I often take the opportunity to enjoy an impromptu/surprise picnic at any time of year (I've been know to set up picnics in February in the back of my Mazda 3), a beautiful summer day is certainly the best setting. 

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A last-minute Surprise Me Events date night!

This is pretty cool... just weeks after our blog post about how to plan a date in 2 hours Surprise Me Events was hired by an awesome guy to do just that! Ok ok... It wasn't exactly 2 hours. It was for the next day. But when you're hired to plan a blow-me-out-of-the-water date, one day might as well be 2 hours!

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How to plan a date in 2 hours (and make it look like 2 weeks!)

All of us have been here: you have either completely forgotten that your "special date night" is tonight or you've known for awhile and have had no time whatsoever to plan anything. Now it's 3PM and your partner is expecting something amazing... and you have nothing. And it's a terrible feeling! Welcome to Last Minute Date Planning 101!...

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Making Romance Cool with Surprise Me Events & The Dirty Apron

Welcome back to my video series Making Romance Cool! You are in for a treat today (no pun intended) with our interviewee, David Robertson, head chef and co-owner of The Dirty Apron Cooking School and Delicatessen. David was absolutely perfect for this series because, as it turns out, he's a pretty romantic dude!...

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Congratulations to the newly engaged couple Kyle & Jamie!

Last week was very special for Surprise Me Events! We helped to create a magical night for 2 fantastic people, Jamie and Kyle. At the end of December Kyle hired me to help him pull off his dream proposal for his dream woman (that would be Jamie). Not only did he help to finish Surprise Me's first calendar year in business with a bang, he also gave me the opportunity to plan Surprise Me's first engagement! And it was an experience I will never forget...

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An unexpected winter date with Jamie & Kyle

This past weekend was an amazing one for Surprise Me Events! A few weeks ago I was hired by a lovely lady (named Jamie) to surprise her boyfriend Kyle for their anniversary. So Jamie and I spent weeks plotting the perfect unexpected celebration.

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A romantic holiday-themed date night in idea

For the last several years, this is how our Christmas tree got decorated: I put the tree up, my boyfriend (Dan) adds the lights, and then I decorate. After his chore of putting on the lights Dan usually takes up his spot on the couch and begins his night of video gaming. This odd arrangement worked well for us...

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A customized experience for our lucky date night winners!

A few weeks ago, Rich and Arielle won a custom Surprise Me date night! I couldn't have been happier with the lucky winners. They're a lovely, fun couple, and I was super excited to work with them. Their prize was well timed too, because Arielle's birthday was on the horizon...

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A date-night-in your relationship and taste buds will appreciate

I hate to admit it, but sometimes I draw a blank when I'm trying to plan a date. Especially when it's like this outside (ie: it's pouring rain, the sky is one uniform shade of grey, and I lack the essentials of winter-living in Vancouver, AKA an umbrella). If you have ever sat staring out at what I'm staring out at, then you know that feeling...

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Afternoon & high tea services in Vancouver you will love!

Ever since I wrote the article “7 Unusual Date Ideas in Vancouver”, I have been thinking about doing a follow-up article on the best afternoon tea or high tea restaurants in Vancouver. High tea is one of my favourite things! I love everything about the experience of it...

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Happy Anniversary to DT and TD!

Surprise Me Events was honoured to plan a lovely and romantic third anniversary for DT and TD! This time, Granville Island was the location chosen for the unexpected event. To take advantage of the beautiful weather that Vancouver is currently experiencing, we set up a picnic with food from The Dirty Apron delicatessen...

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Date Night with Danielle and David

We are so excited to be able to share the details and pictures of our first event! A few weekends ago we planned a special surprise date for Danielle and Dave. Danielle wanted to do something unique for her partner, so the evening started off with a private lesson at Academie Duello where they learned to sword fight!...

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5 simple ways to surprise your husband or boyfriend

A few weeks ago I posted an article called “5 simple ways to surprise your wife or girlfriend.” You can check it out here. This article is a follow-up, for all of the gals (and guys) who have a husband or boyfriend and want to do something to show they care!

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Dessert places in Vancouver your taste buds will thank you for visiting

Last week I mentioned that I was gearing up to write a blog about the best dessert restaurants in Vancouver. Well here it is! If you’re like me, going out for dessert is serious business. It had better be worth the calories! Next time you decide to forego those pesky calorie concerns, look no further than this list. You won’t regret it!

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5 simple ways to surprise your wife or girlfriend

This post is for all the guys (and gals!) out there who are looking for easy and different ways to surprise their wives or girlfriends. Flowers can be a bit boring! The reason women love receiving them is because they show us that our partners love us and are thinking about us (ever heard the phrase “it’s the thought that counts”?). But there are endless ways to show your lady you’re thinking about he

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7 unusual dates in Vancouver you might not know exist!

Have you ever wanted to do something special and unique for your partner but didn't have an idea? We've all been there. Eventually you've seen all of the movies in the theatre and are going back again and again to the same restaurants. Mix it up by choosing one of the 7 unusual dates from this list! They'll never expect it and you won't regret it!

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