If your anniversary is coming up, you should start putting some thought into how you’re going to celebrate. Now it’s true that people generally celebrate milestone anniversaries in a large way and usually do something small and personal for other years, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate your 37th anniversary in style. It might not be your 25th or 50th, but every anniversary is an important date. It marks another year of love, romance, and companionship, and it needs to be observed. Here are some unique and different types of ways of celebrating your anniversary.
Focus on a theme. If you both love a certain sports team, use the team’s colors in your gift wrapping or decorations, and get tickets to see them play if possible. If your first date was seeing a movie, work the movie into your celebration. You don’t even have to go quite this far—your theme could simply be something like your favorite colors. Just by adding a theme to your celebration, you can make the day feel a little more special and less of “oh, it’s just another anniversary dinner.”
Recreate your first anniversary, or your first date, or even your honeymoon. If you went to a certain restaurant, go back there, or recreate the meal at home. Take a weekend trip to where you spent your honeymoon if it’s possible, or just reenact your first date. You could even take some of the best parts of several dates and create the perfect date.
Of course, if you want to be traditional, you can do a little research and see what material goes with which anniversary. We all know silver goes with 25 and gold with 50, but did you know your 22nd anniversary is supposed to be celebrated with something copper? Or the 13th with lace? If you make it all the way to your 75th, you’re supposed to celebrate with a diamond set in a gold setting.
There are many more anniversary themes you can go with, and it’s all up to you. After all, it is your anniversary! If you were married near Halloween, you could have a costume party. If you were married on St. Patrick’s Day, go green. Whatever you do, make it personal. Celebrate the anniversary of your wedding in such a way that it makes both of you happy and reminds you of all the little reasons you got married in the first place.