Anniversary Ideas

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Your anniversary is a big day – you don’t want to mess it up! After all, what’s more important than the celebration of the love between the two of you?

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Your anniversary is a day to celebrate each other and to spend quality time together falling in love all over again.

Romantic Anniversary Ideas

Your day should be fun, romantic, and meaningful to both of you. But what can you do for your anniversary? Here are 17 of our favorite ideas:

A Picnic Under the Stars

If you’re looking for something romantic and private that you can do together, yet something that’s still inexpensive, a picnic under the stars is a perfect anniversary date idea!

All you need is a blanket and some of your favorite snacks. Find the perfect spot (the beach, a mountaintop, the park – anywhere really!) and spend the night appreciating the night skies.

Hire a Private Chef

Everyone goes out for fancy dinners – but have you ever thought about bringing the fancy dinner home to you? With this unique experience you can enjoy a 5 star meal in the comfort of your own home.

Bring the chef home to you for your anniversary and score 5 stars from your partner too!  It’s a great luxury date.

Hot Air Balloon

We know, we know – it’s kind of cliche. But common, you can never go wrong with a hot air balloon ride and a bottle of champagne. Book your own private balloon ride to make it extra romantic. 

Winery Tour

If you and your partner love wine, “wine” not spend the afternoon sampling some of the finest one in your region? Many wineries offer different tour options – bike tours, scooter tours, limo tours, etc.

Travel from winery to winery enjoying the tastes, smells, and views. If you want to up the ante, search for a winery that will let you make your own wine together!

Write a Song

Your anniversary doesn’t have to be all about wining and dining. Sometimes a little romance is all you need.

And what’s more romantic than writing a song about your love? If you can sing, it’s a bonus. If you can’t, it doesn’t really matter. Your partner will love the sentiment anyways.

Plan a Scavenger Hunt

Have you ever seen PS I love you? If you haven’t, turn off your phone or computer now – and go watch it! And then, go and plan a romantic scavenger hunt!

It doesn’t have to be halfway around the world like in the movie – the thought that you put into planning a scavenger hunt around your own hometown will be enough to impress!

Watch Old Wedding Videos

If it’s been a while since you watched your old wedding videos, your anniversary can be a great time to do so. Grab some popcorn and some of your favorite snacks, and spend your night reminiscing about the best day of your lives. 

Reenact Your Wedding Day

No, we don’t mean rent the whole wedding venue and invite all the guests – but does it really hurt to throw on your wedding dress for the night? Throw on your wedding clothes and watch your old wedding videos together in style.

Reenact Your First Date

Another idea is to reenact your first date together. Do you remember where you went and what you did? Recall as best you can what you wore, where you went, what you ordered, and re-fall in love all over again! 

Go On Your Honeymoon

If you loved where you went on your honeymoon, maybe you could surprise your partner with a trip to your honeymoon destination once again? Not only will it bring back old memories, but it will help you build new memories too! 


When was the last time you did a photoshoot with your partner? If you’re like most of us, it was probably on your wedding day!

But our love should be remembered everyday.  Get all dressed up and book a personal photographer to capture your love as it is right now – in this moment and on this day. 

Spa Date

Sometimes we just need to relax. If you and your partner are feeling the hustle and bustle of life, a nice couples spa day might be exactly what you need to reconnect on your anniversary.

Book a simple couples massage, or go all out with massages, manicures, pedicures, facials, and the whole 9 yards!

Spend the Day In Bed

Remember when the two of you used to spend all day in bed just gazing into each other’s eyes? You probably don’t do that much anymore.

Whether it be the normal course of a marriage, or simply because we don’t have time, it’s rare that we ever spend a full day in bed with our loved ones. So today – do nothing! Just embrace the company of each other. Such a romantic bedroom date.

Do Something New Together

Did you know that doing novel things together can actually help to keep your relationship strong? Novel experiences give us a dopamine rush and literally make us happier – both with ourselves and with our partners!

So for this anniversary, give your partner the gift of dopamine. It doesn’t matter what you do together – as long as it’s new. A new travel destination, a new restaurant, a new experience – do new together! 

Conquer a Fear Together

If novel experiences give us a dopamine rush – just imagine what conquering a fear can do! Conquering a fear together helps to bond couples closer together.

Not only does it give us a great adrenaline rush, but it also helps to build trust between the two of you. Whether it’s skydiving, holding a spider, or swimming in the ocean – if you can conquer a fear together, you can get through anything! 

Pass the Baton

Think you’re ready to let go of the reins a little bit? Let someone else plan your day for you! This is a super exciting anniversary idea because you never know where you’ll end up or what you’ll do!

It’ll take you both out of your comfort zone for an exciting day of the unknown together. 

Renew Your Vows

And for the ultimate romantic gesture – ask your partner to marry you all over again! 

Celebrating your anniversary is a special occasion that deserves to be commemorated in a meaningful way. Whether you’re celebrating your first or fiftieth anniversary, there are countless ways to make the day unforgettable.

By taking the time to plan a special anniversary celebration, you can strengthen your bond and create lasting memories that you’ll cherish for years to come.

So, whether you choose to go on a romantic getaway or simply spend the day together at home, make sure to celebrate your love in a way that feels authentic and meaningful to both of you.

Sara, a seasoned expert in wedding planning and date ideas, brings a wealth of experience to our couples blog. With a background in the television industry and hands-on involvement in a dozen weddings, including working as a wedding assistant on "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera," Sara has an innate understanding of the magic that makes weddings truly special. Growing up with four sisters has given her unique insights into the dating world, making her a go-to source for practical and heartfelt dating advice. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make her the perfect guide for couples seeking to infuse their relationships with creativity and love.

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