It's hard to believe that it has been a year since we made our vows, pledged our love for each other, and promised to be marriage partners. The year has passed quickly but also slowly enough for us to appreciate our time together as husband and wife. We're often asked what makes our relationship work so well and why we love marriage. The truth is that there are many reasons why we enjoy our lives together, but one thing stands out above all others: We've always tried to make each other feel special on special occasions like anniversaries or birthdays.
As lovers of travel, food, culture, and drink, we can easily find great places worldwide to celebrate any occasion. Still, sometimes you want something more intimate than a busy restaurant or crowded bar with strangers around you - especially regarding anniversaries! So here are some ideas on how you can celebrate an anniversary with your partner:
Make a photo book.
Making a photo book is a great way to celebrate your first anniversary and something you can do together. You can create one online, print it out, and put it in a nice frame for your partner as a gift. Or if you have time (and don't mind doing some research), why not create an album of all the good times you had together?
Take a romantic weekend getaway.
A romantic weekend getaway is a great way to celebrate your first anniversary. You can go anywhere, but if you're looking for somewhere nearby and affordable, consider visiting the city.
Go on a shopping spree in one of the many malls around town!
Go for dinner at one of the best restaurants in town (or try something new).
Take an afternoon stroll through Central Park or enjoy some time at Bryant Park during lunchtime when fewer people are around.
Write letters to each other.
Writing letters to each other can be a great way to express your feelings. You can write letters to each other, or you can write letters to your partner and leave them in places where they will find them.
You could also write letters to each other and leave them in places where you think your partner will find them. For example, if you're going out for dinner with friends or family on the weekend, put one on your pillow before they go to bed so there's no chance of missing it!
Watch the sunset together.
Watching the sunset together can be a romantic experience, but it's also a great way to spend time with your partner. If you live in an area where there are many beautiful sunsets, then this is an easy thing to do. You could go on a walk or drive and find somewhere quiet to watch nature's beauty unfolding before your eyes.
If you don't live near any stunning places for sunsets, then consider watching one online together! There are lots of websites that offer free videos and photos of amazing sunsets all over the world--type "sunset" into Google Images and see what comes up! Or try searching for "top 10 most beautiful sunsets" or something like that...there should be plenty of options available for viewing online!
Go on a scavenger hunt together.
A scavenger hunt can be done online or in person, alone or with a partner, at home, or out in public. It can also be done on a budget or for free!
Pick a theme appropriate for your relationship (e.g., "Find me something that reminds you of our first date"). Then create items related to that theme (e.g., take pictures of yourself holding up signs saying "I love this!"). You can share the photos on social media so everyone knows what you're doing and where you've been!
Write love letters to one another and leave them in places where you think your partner will find them (like their bag or the fridge).
Write a love letter to your partner and leave it where you think they will find it.
This is one of the most romantic ideas for celebrating your first anniversary because it's a great way to show how much you care about your partner.
You could write the letter on paper or use an app like Google Keep, Evernote, or Microsoft OneNote. You could also use an old-fashioned typewriter if that's what feels right!
The best places to hide letters are: inside books; under pillows; inside shoes; behind paintings on walls (if there's space); balanced on top of shelves or cupboards; taped onto mirrors with duct tape (it peels off easily). If you want to be sneaky about leaving things around the house without getting caught by other people living there with you--like roommates or parents--, then wait until everyone else has gone out for dinner before hiding something somewhere uncomfortable for others who might have access during their absence (like under someone else's pillow).
You can make your first anniversary an experience you both enjoy and remember for years!
The first anniversary is a special occasion for celebrating your relationship. It's the perfect time to acknowledge all that you've learned and experienced together and look forward to what the future holds for the two of you. Whether you want to make this day extra special by going on a date or doing something fun together, there are many ways to make it memorable!
You may also want to consider writing love letters or leaving love notes around the house for each other--these are great ways of showing how much they mean to each other without having an expensive gift involved (although those are always nice too).
Whether you're planning a special night out or want to take your first-anniversary celebration to the next level, we hope these ideas have helped! Whether it's writing love letters or creating photo books, there are plenty of ways for you and your partner to make this day special. We wish you all the best as you plan out your anniversary date night--and remember: always have fun with each other!