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30 Anniversary Ideas to Surprise Your Loved One

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.  




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7 Easy Pop Culture-Inspired Cocktail Recipes for Date Night

Impress your date with 7 easy cocktails you can make at home, inspired by everything pop culture! These date night cocktail recipes are especially perfect if you’re planning a romantic anniversary celebration. Specialty cocktails put your dinner over the top and show you’ve put serious effort into the date. Each cocktail recipe has a pop-culture twist. Your date will swoon at your creativity and delight in the fun drink names! Make your next date night a blockbuster smash with these pop culture cocktail ideas.

7 Easy Cocktail Recipes for Date Night

I Love You 3000

This cocktail hits you with all the feels (if you’ve seen Avengers: Endgame, you know). Show your unending love with a sweet sipper that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion.

Combine 1 ounce ruby grapefruit juice, 3/4 oz. lime juice, 3/4 oz. grenadine, and 1 1/2 oz. orange liqueur. Add a glow cube to symbolize the arc reactor, or “proof that Tony Stark has a heart.”

Ocean Eyes Martini

Blue in color and sultry in taste, this cocktail will give your date serious ocean vibes. Fall in love even deeper as you sip on this smoky sweet margarita and set the mood: Alexa, play “Billie Eilish date playlist.”

In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine 1 1/2 oz. mezcal (for that smoky flavor), 3/4 oz. lime juice, 3/4 oz. blue Curaçao, a dash of bitters (orange bitters are best), and 1/4 oz. agave syrup.

The Deadpool™

Go with a bold cocktail that packs a punch—made with, of course, Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin.

Rim a martini glass with red sugar. Mix 2 oz. gin with 2 oz. cranberry juice. Add a splash of bitters and a dash of simple syrup. Pour a thin layer of black vodka over the top. Garnish with dark cocktail cherries and enjoy!

This bold and deadly drink features the anti-superhero’s iconic colors, black and red. For a quirky, to-die-for date night, try out this delicious drink!

Pink Potion

Themed after the infamous Amortentia™ love potion in the Harry Potter book series, this seductive drink will cast an irresistible spell over your loved one. Whether you’re a major Harry Potter fan or just “meh, saw the movies once. Draco is cool,” this strong, sparkling elixir turns your night into a magical one.

Combine 2 oz. sparkling rosé with 2 oz. strawberry lemonade and add a splash of cranberry juice. Mix in a few sliced strawberries. Serve in a goblet-style glass and drink in wizard-style!

Rainbow Road

Perfect for the video game lover, this Super Mario™-inspired cocktail displays a beautiful rainbow of colors and a fruity flavor combo!

Pour 1 oz. grenadine into a glass and slowly add ice cubes to the top. In a separate glass, combine 1/2 oz. peach schnapps and a 1 1/2 oz. can of pineapple juice. Then slowly pour over the grenadine. In another separate glass, combine 1 oz. vodka with 1/2 oz. blue Curaçao. Slowly pour this mixture to the top. This rainbow cocktail makes your date night take first place!

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The Sexy Smuggler

Radiate confidence making this Han Solo-inspired Star Wars cocktail. Rich and creamy, this drink is just as smooth as our favorite roguish smuggler. Just one tip: When your partner says, “I love you,” don’t answer with “I know” or find yourself frozen by metaphoric carbonite–aka, the ​silent treatment.  

Drizzle chocolate around the inside of the glass. Pour 3 oz. Irish cream over ice, followed by 1 oz. vanilla vodka. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon on top and chili powder for a wicked rebel kick!

I’m a Sucker for You

This caramel apple martini, garnished with a caramel apple sucker, packs a sweet and sour punch!  Serve up a spectacular date night as hot as the Jonas Brothers comeback hit.

Combine 2 oz. apple cider, 2 oz. caramel vodka, and 1 oz. vanilla vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass and serve with the sucker. If you’re feeling fancy, pour caramel sauce into the bottom of your glass first.

Try out these creative cocktail recipes for your next date night! Inspired by pop culture, these drink ideas are sure to impress.