Fun Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary

Fun Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary

What's the best way to celebrate your anniversary? That depends on who you are and what you're celebrating. But whatever it is, here are some ideas that might help get you started:

Create a themed playlist.

Make a playlist that reflects your relationship. If you've been together for five years, some songs probably remind you of the early days of dating and falling in love. If it's been over ten years, maybe it's time to update the music selection!

Create a theme for each year. For example:

  • First Year - All slow songs with lots of romantic imagery ("Our Song" by Taylor Swift)

  • Second Year - Upbeat pop hits from recent decades (such as "Boom Clap" by Charli XCX)

  • Third Year - Songs from bands whose lead singers were born within three years of each other (e.g., The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones)

Go to an event that your partner would enjoy.

The first step to planning a wonderful anniversary celebration is to choose an activity that both of you will enjoy. You might enjoy seeing a concert, play, or sporting event. Or maybe you want something more unique, like a comedy show or dinner theater. If your partner is passionate about something specific, like art or running, try finding an event related to that interest!

Host a dinner party and make it extra special with flowers, candles, and music.

Host a dinner party and make it extra special with flowers, candles, and music.

Decorate the table with flowers.

Set a romantic mood with candles and music. Make a playlist of songs that remind you of your partner or help bring you together in the first place (or both). Set the table with your best china and silverware; serve an appetizer special to both of you- maybe even one done on one of your first dates! Serve drinks from glasses instead of cans or plastic cups so they feel like authentic cocktails instead of something from a prepackaged mix kit at the grocery store.

Play a game or two.

Playing a game or two is a great way to spend time together. You can play games in teams or individually, at home or away, for fun and competition, with friends, family, and kids.

Games are an easy way to get out of the house on your anniversary without overthinking about what you'll do once you're there!

Plan an adventure trip (or overnight stay).

It's no secret that the best way to get away from it all is by leaving your hometown. And what better way to do that than with your significant other? Whether an overnight stay or a weekend getaway, planning an adventure trip can be a fun way to celebrate your anniversary with your partner.

  • Plan something adventurous: Did you always want to try zip lining but haven't yet? Or maybe both of you want to go rock climbing? This may not sound like much fun at first glance, but if there's one thing I've learned about marriage and relationships over the past few years: sometimes doing new things together as couples can be just as good as going on vacation without each other! The key here is ensuring that whatever activity(ies) is chosen doesn't require any prior experience--or safety gear--and involves minimal risk (i.e., no skydiving). One of my favorite ways for couples who don't have kids yet but still want some time away from home involves renting cabins at state parks near where we live so we can spend quality time together without worrying about whether or not our son will come home safe after school every day.* Get away from it all: One way I plan vacations nowadays involves taking trips near national parks because they offer hiking trails (which means plenty of fresh air), wildlife viewing opportunities (including bears!), scenic drives through beautiful name it!

Do something special with your kids or friends!

  • Take a trip to the park. If you have kids, this is an obvious choice! Your anniversary is a great time to spend quality time with them doing something they love.

  • Go to a museum or art gallery. This is another excellent option if you're looking for something fun and educational for your family--and it doesn't have to cost anything! Most museums are free on certain days of the week, and many offer discounts during off hours (like an opening weekend).

  • Have a picnic in your backyard or at the park with friends or family members who live nearby. You might even want to plan by making some sandwiches beforehand so everything's ready when everyone arrives! If it's nice out during lunchtime on Saturday but not so much on Sunday morning (or vice versa), try planning accordingly so no one gets left behind due to bad weather conditions."

Anniversary celebrations are about being together as a couple and remembering why you're together.

The point of anniversary celebrations is to be together as a couple and remember why you're together. It's not the same as your birthday, which is all about you; it's more like Christmas, where the focus is on giving gifts to each other and spending quality time with family.

But how do you make your anniversary special? How can you make sure that it's memorable for both of you? We have some ideas:

We hope these ideas inspire you for your next anniversary celebration. Remember that the most important thing is to spend time together as a couple and remember why you're together. The good news is there are so many things to do in this world; you don't have to worry about planning something too elaborate!

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