||Every marriage anniversary marks a milestone in the life of a couple. The special day deserves to be celebrated in a thoughtful way considering the happy couple's personalities and tastes. Are you looking for themed party ideas to celebrate an upcoming wedding anniversary of your own, friend's, parent's, grandparent's or children's? We have got amazing wedding anniversary party ideas right from elegant and classy to wild and silly. It's our bet that each anniversary party idea will result in joy and jolly for the guests, finger licking delights and stomach-aching laughter and entertainments.|
The bond of marriage at once embraces several other relations that two souls may share between each other- love, friendship, companionship and perhaps the most treasured partnership that has survived several ups and downs of life to emerge stronger every day.
Celebrating a marriage anniversary thereby commemorating the ever growing bond between two souls thus becomes significant. Here are some marriage anniversary ideas that you would like to go through to celebrate different milestones of your married life |
1st Marriage Anniversary
The first year is often regarded as the year of adjustments besides "falling in love" once again. Therefore its important to reflect on both the hardships and joys that you have encountered in your maiden year of togetherness. Here are a few ways by which you can celebrate your first marriage anniversary
Another way to celebrate the first anniversary would be to arrange a family backyard BBQ. If both of you all are really close to your families, you can invite them and spend quality time together.
||Famous Couples: Since it’s the year of love and the further realization of it, it would be great if you arrange a Famous Couples Party on your first anniversary. But you can only make this happen if all the guests invited at your party have their respective partners with them. You can arrange for some real fun events for the day that includes selection of the best dressed couple, question answer games, buzzer rounds etc.
Luau Themed Party: For those who have stepped newly into the marital shoes, the anniversary party deserves an edge of glamour and humour. A Hawaiian-style party can just be the perfect choice.
With men dressed in Hawaiian shirts and women in grass skirts and leis, it will be the time to break-free, shake one's belly and drink tropical concoctions. With the game of "Lei Me" made to spark the spirit of love amongst couples, such a "luau styled" party can etch a sunny smile on people's faces for days on end.
||Create a collage of videos of some of the happiest and emotional moments together and watch them only in each others’ company. Far from the clamor of a wild party this would be an ideal celebration for couples who don’t get much time to spend with each other.
2nd Marriage Anniversary
As the second year of the marriage ensues couples find them more at home with each other- more comfortable and relaxed at each others' company.
A Cotton Club Themed Party might be organized as cotton itself acts as a symbol of comfort. Typically touted as the 1920s theme, Cotton Club parties include jazz, walking through the red carpet, pre-dinner drinks held in tea cups, recreation of the 1920s drinking den by means of black and white ceiling drapes, canopies etc.
For those who want to spend a quieter evening together after the first year of a crowded party can plan something like a creating a home tent and snuggling up or else just a romantic night-in.
Take your spouse for a movie and show him/her your marriage video instead!
||Hobby Themed Party: If the couple enjoys a special hobby together, say music, that's easily a great theme. Does the lady love humming a tune or two, or do they both love singing along to the songs on the stereo? Organize a karaoke party, and let them have fun singing all their favorite songs. You can rent karaoke equipment for the evening. Have guests join to make it livelier and fun! The more, the merrier.
5th Marriage Anniversary
An upscale dining in a posh restaurant with close family and friends would just be ideal for couples who have hosted the first few years of all the fun anniversary parties.
Planning a honeymoon party would also be a good idea. Try to introduce a bit more novelty by recreating the ambience of your honey moon destination. For instance, if it was near a sea beach you can arrange the part around a pool and request your guests to come clad in beachwear.
Vintage Themed Party: For those older into the marriage shoes, styling the wedding anniversary as per the Victorian era can be a superb idea.Host couple and their guests dressed in vintage costumes can bring a touch of authenticity to this themed party. Bring a glamorous twist by inviting guests to do ballroom dancing with ornate masks.
|| Wine tasting in a local vineyard with friends can be great too!
10th Marriage Anniversary
Ushering in the tenth year of togetherness with much jubilation will make for some great memories in future:
Decade’s Party: A well organized Decade’s Party can be apt for the 10th year anniversary. Recreate the quintessential decade that you belong to by dressing up accordingly. For instance, if both you and your partner belong to the 70s bring back that era by playing songs, wearing dresses and make up that belong to the 70s.
Vow Renewal Party: Stick to a strictly formal party to renew your marital vows once again. Let family members and friends be a part of the occasion, especially those who had attended your wedding.
Party of Ten: Arrange a party where each of the aspects focuses on the number 10- be it the decorations, or the number of couples invited or else the games played. For instance, you can make alternate arrangements of 10 roses, ask ten questions about couples in the numbers game etc.
First Date Themed Party: When one has spent ten years of togetherness through the tides of marriage, recreating the early days of dating can well be in tune with the mood of anniversary. This will not only add energy and enthusiasm to an otherwise ordinary celebration but will also create an atmosphere of nostalgia. The first flowers, the first romantic dinner, the first kiss or the first memorable holiday spent in each other's arms can well be revisited with such a party in place. To add a touch of humor to it and make the event whole and hearty, the couple can be asked to wear the attire similar to the first date or prom as one did back in time. Such a well thought out party can bring a spark of nascent love to the rigors of marital life.
25th Marriage Anniversary
Brace yourself for the most romantic evening together by arranging a party styled to honor your preferences and treating the guests as well.
Silver Party: Send out invitations in silver, put on a silver gown as a bride, and make sure that the silver décor makes up for a good part of your party decorations
Fiesta Party: A fiesta would be fun for both the couple and the guests. Allow free reign of imagination while planning every aspect of the bash. Decorate your backyard with wacky festoons or else some freshly chosen flowers. Treat your guests with individual syrupy seven dip layer cups instead of the conventional wine and cakes!
Vintage Party: Arranging a vintage party would be equally effective. But make sure that you’ve ample material at your disposal to pull off the particular era you have themed your party on.
30th Marriage Anniversary
Pearl Themed Party with sea food, opalescent linens and oysters can be the name of the game here!
Greek Feast: Head off to Greece or Hawaii or else recreate the ambience of these destinations at your backyard with some sirtaki notes, plates of fire and Abba!
Las Vegas Themed Party replete with casino games, wild grooves and eclectic music can just sweep your partner off his/her feet. Why not try it out?
Place Themed Party: For a couple who have spent a lot of time together in a particular place such as Africa, China or Asia, organizing a place-themed party can be a great option. The main idea is to recreate the place so that the couple gets the flavor of their most preferred destination.
Traversing a life long journey together, your 50th anniversary might call for some moments of togetherness spent with your extended family in bliss- far from the clamor of roaring parties. Here are a few ideas that you can avail:
Heading off to a trip with your family where the younger members of your family take charge of the wheels and you can just relax with your partner reminiscing old days and spreading joy.
Treating your partner with golden colored Chardonnay.
Planning a quiet date with your partner .
Era Themed Party: Go retro for this fun and unique spin on anniversary celebrations. Set the theme around the decade the couple got married, and use that flavor in selecting songs, décor and even the clothing. You can ask guests to maintain the era look for the party. For example, if the marriage was in the ‘60s, boho inspired outfits can be the look for the guests. Hippie skirts, headdresses, and flower power rule! Invest a little extra, and you can go for a local band that can sing songs from that era. There's nothing like a flavor of the era, to get people grooving to the beats and having fun. Also, see if a few lyrics of famous songs can be worded differently to customize songs for them.
Gift Ideas for Marriage Anniversaries
The traditional wedding anniversary gift options can feel a little outdated, so we have compiled modern, up-to-date souvenir options. From personalized gifts or home-made products in the first anniversary, an air ticket to travel for the trotting lovers in the second year, or an engraved photo frame creating a tangible impression down memory lane in the third year act like mementoes for the couple. For those who have walked the marriage route a few miles extra, a restaurant coupon/concert ticket for the fifth anniversary, gifts made of tin signifying 10th year of bliss to items of silver on the completion of 25 years act like memoirs denoting, strength and bonding. Signifying the year of Pearl, the 30th anniversary gift can be nothing less than pearl jewelry, be it a necklace for the women and the ring for the man whereas the golden jubilee must not be short of gold or golden accessories.
Marriage CD wrapped in silver or golden paper
Cocktails in mason jars
Mom and Dad's Anniversary:
Unique and Simple Celebration Ideas
Planning to celebrate the anniversary of mom and dad? It's all about celebrating the moments, madness and magic that keeps your favorite couple together. And for that, you need not wait till the silver anniversary; with some planning and out of the box thinking, you can celebrate every anniversary in a unique, pocket-friendly and memorable way.
This depends on the scale of celebration and the size of the guest list. If the anniversary happens in pleasant weather, you can organize the party in a garden. Want a touch of history to the proceedings? Scout the local inns and you can end up with a unique and historic venue. The church where your mom and dad got married, can also be a neat choice, if everyone can reach it and it's available.
Fun Invitation Cards
Look online and you find many agencies creating personalized invitation cards. These have fun themes or caricature styles, depicting the couple. You can also use a card maker software program such PowerPoint, to make and send out the invitation cards. Use a decent photo of mom and dad, and add templates to customize simple cards for the anniversary invitations. You can also use the anniversary year color in the cards to set them in tune with the rest of the celebrations.
Plan it right but see that it does not override the fun. It need not be perfect or lavish to be memorable. Often, a stumble in a speech, or a tiny glitch, can later feel hilarious and make more great memories. Enjoy celebrating the two special people in your life.
- An anniversary is something so important, a look at the journey of your mom and dad together over the years. Two people decided to commit to each other, decades ago. And they stayed with each other, fought, made up and built many big and small memories over the years. Seems amazing when you come to think of it.
- Celebrate the memories with a trip down memory lane. You can have a video presentation where everyone shares their favorite stories about mom and dad. You can also put old photos of them both into an audio-visual presentation, setting it to their favorite music. Include photos of them when they were kids, and the time they began dating each other. Play this presentation at the venue.
- For a touch of the truly personal, get back to handmade. Ask everyone to write down their favorite memories or write personal messages on postcards, and make a collage with a mix of postcards and photos to put up at the venue. A simple, inexpensive and heartfelt gesture that works.
- Share your memories. What you love about them as a couple, the small details of what makes them special. After all, growing up with them as your parents, means you know small fun stories that perhaps no one else does. Consider making a toast too, if you want to make it formal and really special.
- If you have a picture of the wedding cake, a clear one, ask a bakery to create an edible picture on the anniversary cake.
Have a memory board with marker supplies. Let guests write or draw there, to share their feelings, favorite stories, special messages – all about the couple of the evening.
- Arrange blow-ups of the couple pictures in different corners of the venue. Special holidays, honeymoon pictures, their moments together, pictures of you and them as you were growing, all these make lovely memories for the evening.
Make a collage of all the special moments from the celebration, as a neat wrap-up.