As the years go on and lives get busier, it can be difficult to keep the romance alive. So, coming up with truly memorable and romantic ways to celebrate your anniversary is a great way to show your partner you love them as much today as the day you said: “I do”.
Here are fifteen ways to show your spouse you are still as in love with them as you were on your wedding day.
1. Take a Tour of Your Relationship
This works well if you are still living in the same town you got married in. Take a day or an evening to revisit spots important to your relationship, like your first date, where you purposed, and any places you can think of. Make it even more special like renting this limo service, so you can sip champagne and toast your love.
2. Take a Romantic Holiday
Is there a bucket list place you have always wanted to go as a couple? Why not go there for a milestone anniversary? Either you can save up or install an app to round up your purchase and put the money into a special savings account.
3. Spend The Day at Home
Send the kids to their grandparents, turn off your phones, and don’t cross anything off your to-do list. Instead, spend the day snuggling on the couch, rewatching your favorite movies and TV shows, and just enjoying each other’s company. Don’t forget to take a nap or two.
4. Take a Cooking Class
Do you both love Indian food? What about Spanish? Well, sign up for a cooking class together and learn how to make some of your favorite dishes to recreate at home or make them for special date nights without having to leave the house.
5. Take A Drive
Pick a direction and head that way until you find a cute little town to have lunch or dinner in. Just make sure it is a place more than a few hours away and spend the time catching up and reconnecting. It will be a lovely way to explore a little and get some quality time in with your love.
6. Write Some Love Letters
Write them fifty-two love letters to open each week over the next year. Make sure you tell them about all the things you love about them as well as how much they bring to your life. This way the will have weekly reminders about how special you think they are and it will be a great way to make them feel your love.
7. Embrace Your Adventurous Side
Getting your adrenaline pumping can be a great way to feel closer to your partner. So, go white water rafting or learn how to drive a racecar. And if you are feeling REALLY brave, why not think about skydiving.
8. Travel Without Leaving the House
If traveling just isn’t in the cards this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t experience some of the delights of your dream destinations. Order takeout from a local restaurant specializing in that country’s cuisine. Then, hunker down and watch travel shows and YouTube videos on wherever you are dreaming of; the possibilities are endless.
9. Create A Time Capsule
Gather up some sweet little mementos from every year of your love story so far and put them in a box and put it away for a decade or two. Then at the end of that time, open and relive your romance together.
10. Learn To Dance
Not only is dancing a great way to stay in shape, but it can also help become more in tune with the way the other moves, which can spice things up off the dance floor too. Plus, since dancing is all about non-verbal communication it can help teach you how to communicate better in all sorts of ways.
11. Create a Playlist
Music can be a great way to express how you feel. So, spend some time creating a playlist for your partner with songs that remind you of them. Use songs from your first dance at your wedding to that sappy love song which makes you smile because it feels like it was written just for you two.
12. Go On a Sunset Cruise
What could be more romantic than watching the sunset over a picturesque lake, river, or ocean? Very little in our opinion. Add a delicious meal, some great wine, and soft music and you have a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary.
13. Learn Something New About Each Other
A few years ago the NYT published a list of questions that supposedly helped lead people to love. So, why not spend an evening asking each other these same 36 questions and strengthen your bond. Plus, it can be a fun way to learn things about your partner you may never have known before.
14. Amazon to the Rescue
Look up their Amazon wishlist and order a few things off of it for them. This way you will be sure to get them something they really want but couldn’t justify getting for themself.
15. Make a Couple’s Bucketlist
Spend a night writing down 50 to 100 things you would like to do together as a couple. It can be anything from buying a house to kissing under the bridge of sighs in Venice to anything in between. Make plans to cross a few off over the next year or two.
Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary
These are just 15 sweet and romantic ways to celebrate your anniversary. There are tons of others just waiting for you to dream up. Remember, it doesn’t have to be big or over the top, just something shared with love to the one you love.
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