We all love the idea of romance – but many of us would rather skip the wining and dining and curl up at home with a good pizza instead. According to a recent Canstar Blue survey of customer satisfaction, 26% of the 1,522 respondents said they would rather order pizza than go out for dinner. Interestingly, the younger the respondent, the more likely they were to eat in: 36% of Gen Y and 29% of Gen X would prefer a pizza, compared to just 18% of Baby Boomers.
Perhaps it’s because Baby Boomers are less likely to have young children and are therefore more fancy-free. After all, many Gen Y and X are faced with the choice of dragging young children to a restaurant or paying for a babysitter – it’s no surprise that pizza would be a far less stressful and/or expensive option!
Opting for a pizza at home doesn’t mean you have to skip the romance though. Here are a few tips to give your pizza night a slight a la carte feel.
1. Candles and flowers
Any meal looks better by candlelight, even one you’re eating on the couch at home! A few (inexpensive) candles and flowers from the garden might be all you need.
2. Set the table
Okay, so maybe hop off that couch, set the table with a cloth, cutlery and crockery – and take the pizza out of the delivery box!
Better the sound of soft music than the TV set droning in the background! Perhaps some Barry White…
4. Buy a nice bottle of your favourite tipple
Come on – you’re saving money on the food – splash out n something nice to drink!
5. Play a board game afterwards
When was the last time you broke out the Monopoly, Cluedo, or Trivial Pursuit? Perhaps a card game – or something more spicy.
There are plenty of ways to turn a home-delivered pizza into a home-delivered date – with no big expense and no cooking. That’s a win-win!