Making the Most of Your 10th Anniversary

Making the Most of Your 10th Anniversary

Congratulations! You've made it to your 10th anniversary. To celebrate, you could go on a trip or throw an elaborate party complete with cake and balloons—but there's nothing wrong with taking things down a notch (or two) and enjoying this milestone in your relationship in a low-key way. Whatever brings you guys together as a couple is what will make this celebration special, so here's how to make the most of this momentous occasion:


  • Look at old photos.

  • Remember your first date.

  • Remember your first kiss.

  • Remember your first fight and how you made it up afterward.

Look back at your initial dating, engagement, and wedding photos.

Returning to old photos can be a great way to reminisce about your relationship. If you have photos from dating, look at them together. If you don't have any, take some time to review old albums or get pictures printed so that you can see them together.

Look at engagement and wedding photos too! It's fun to look back on the day that brought two lives together as one forever--and it will help remind you how far you've come since then!

Take a trip down memory lane by revisiting your first apartment together and your favorite restaurants and places you visited when you were dating.

As you approach your 10th anniversary, it's an excellent opportunity to revisit some of the first places and activities that brought you together.

The first restaurant is always a good choice. Try going back to where you had your first date or even just went with friends and family when they were in town visiting. You'll be surprised by how much has changed since then!

If any stores hold sentimental value for both of you, consider revisiting those as well; maybe it was where one of your first gifts came from, or perhaps even something special got purchased there on occasion (like lingerie).

Write a love letter to each other that you'll read on your big day.

Write a love letter to each other that you'll read on your big day.

This is an excellent opportunity to show your partner how much they mean to you in ways that may not come naturally. For example: if you're someone who doesn't typically express their feelings through writing, this could be an opportunity for practice; if they're more of a poet than a prose writer (or vice versa), then they can use this opportunity as inspiration!

Once completed, give the letter back so it can be kept safe somewhere special--perhaps framed on the wall or tucked away in an old bookcase--and read whenever one of you feels down about things not being "normal" anymore.

Plan an anniversary party complete with food, drinks, and games.

When you're marking a decade together, it's important to celebrate with your loved ones. What better way to do that than by throwing an anniversary party?

Planning an anniversary party can be fun and rewarding but can also be stressful if you don't know where to start. Here are some tips for planning a successful 10th-anniversary celebration:

  • Choose a theme for your party based on how long your relationship has been going strong (e.g., "10 Years Strong!"). This will help guests get into the spirit of things and make them feel part of something bigger than themselves when they come over!

  • Invite family members who may not live nearby and close friends who have been there since day one--your partner should do this too! If there isn't enough room at home or work (if applicable), consider renting out space at another location, such as an indoor sports facility or community center, where everyone can enjoy themselves without feeling cramped up all day. Plan what food items will go onto each table so nothing runs out before dinner time rolls around...

Celebrate another year of marriage by taking part in an activity that's meaningful to both of you.

Your anniversary is the perfect time to celebrate another year of marriage by taking part in an activity that's meaningful to both of you. Whether it's a trip to another country or simply planning something new and exciting for the two of you, this is your chance to do something different together. If you're looking for ideas on what kinds of activities might be fun for a 10th-anniversary getaway, consider these options:

  • Go hiking or camping.

  • Take a cooking class together.

  • Plan an all-inclusive luxury vacation package (like this one from Travelocity)

Go on a trip or celebrate in an entirely new way!

For many couples, their 10th anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate in an entirely new way. For example, instead of going out for dinner at your favorite restaurant or going on a trip, you could do something meaningful for both of you. Examples include:

  • A date night at home with no kids or babysitter (and maybe even the dog).

  • A weekend away with no TV or internet access (e.g., camping).

  • A day where you only talk about things that interest each other - no work talk allowed!

Whether you celebrate your 10th anniversary in a big way or small, it's important to remember that this day is all about you and your spouse. You can plan an elaborate party or enjoy some time alone together at home--whatever makes you happy! Just don't forget that there are many ways to show love and appreciation for each other throughout the year; the best thing about anniversaries is that they give us all an excuse to do so.

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