I think my favorite proposal method is hiding proposals in games.
Its the best because video games, board games, and RPGs usually only play up to 6 players and it would be an intimate gathering. It can be really unexpected because its probably something casual that you do often. I think depending on what you plan to do you can either tell the friends you are playing with or not. If you need to tell them hopefully they don’t mess it up by acting weird.
New Years: OKAY!
New Years is a time for new beginnings and promises so its a completely appropriate time to propose. Also fireworks.
Valentines Day: OKAY!
Its a little dorky to be proposed to on Valentines Day but it is a day for love.
Birthday: NOT OKAY!
A birthday is supposed to be just for the person having a birthday not about you two as a couple. It’s their day and leave it like that.
April fools day: NOT OKAY!
I should not have to say why.
4th of July: OKAY!
I think it’s kind of weird but I could see how it could be romantic with fireworks.
Halloween is a great time to propose if ya’ll are into couples costumes and that time of the year.
Its okay to propose but it would be a weird time but I guess its about togetherness. Its a good time if you want all of the family there.
Christmas/ Other religious holidays: NOT OKAY!
I know on these holidays its all about togetherness like thanksgiving but its also about whatever religion you, your fiance, or family are into. Its a little disrespectful to make it all about you and if religion isn’t a factor for you than why would you consider proposing on these days.
Last thoughts: I think its more special for a proposal to be on a random day instead of on a holiday. They can see it coming most of the time and if you think they would be disappointed if you didn’t then plan to do it before hand when they don’t see it coming.