Not sure what to plan for your anniversary? These ideas are perfect to create a special celebration, whether it’s your first anniversary or fifth wedding anniversary! Planning can be tough when you’ve been together for a long time. Do we do dinner at a nice restaurant? Did we do that last year, and now we want to do something creative outside the box? This list includes activities to grow closer together, new ways to enjoy your favorite things, and anniversary dates that offer new experiences. The most important thing on your anniversary is to spend time together. And whether you have the best time or the worst (like accidentally spilling the wine or getting lost on a road trip), you’re making memories that will turn into the best stories!
Ways to Grow Closer Together
Surprise your partner with a personalized gift like the Book of Us, that tells your unique love story and celebrates your life together.
Take a hiking and camping trip to grow closer together in nature.
Attend a trivia night to work together and show off your talents!
Volunteer and pick a charity you both love.
Decorate your home to make it more “you” as a couple.
Plan a surprise road trip for your partner.
Adopt a furry friend from an animal shelter and grow your family.
Visit a nice restaurant and stay overnight at a hotel.
Bake and decorate an anniversary cake.
Go for a sunset or sunrise walk.
Enjoy Your Favorite Things
Recreate your first date or most memorable date.
Enjoy an evening of laughter at a comedy club.
Pamper yourselves with a couple’s massage.
Play board games with your favorite wine.
Attend a sports game.
Stay in your pajamas for a movie marathon.
Surprise your partner with concert tickets for their favorite band.
Make a photo book to remember your best and funniest moments.
Go on a dessert crawl and eat all your favorite treats.
Embrace your inner mixologist and create a couple’s signature cocktail together.
Try New Experiences
Book a romantic evening at a B&B.
Book a sunset dinner cruise for two.
Take a cooking class together.
Plan a local brewery tour and sample new brews.
Try a new workout class together.
Throw an anniversary party with your friends and family.
Write a couple’s bucket list of activities to do over the years.
Take a helicopter ride or hot air balloon ride.
Book an escape room and work as a team.
Get crafty with a paint-and-sip night.