As your anniversary approaches each year, the pressure for romance returns. What should I buy? What should we do? Let's face it, just being in love doesn't mean you suddenly become Don Juan. The pressure to come up with a creative and romantic anniversary idea can be stressful. Perhaps that's why the most popular anniversary celebration is a romantic dinner at a restaurant. This year, shrug the pressure off your shoulders and incorporate one of these romantic anniversary ideas into you plans.
A Card A Day.
Send a different romantic anniversary card, complete with romantic love notes inside, on the days prior to your anniversary, for each year that you've been married. If celebrating your 5th anniversary, send four romantic anniversary cards on each of the four days prior to your anniversary and one final anniversary card on the day of your wedding anniversary. You can include thoughts of love, romantic memories from the previous year, or your hopes and dreams for your relationship in the upcoming year.
Just Married... Again!
Surprise your sweetie by decorating their car. Fill the car with balloons, confetti, and flower petals. Write 'Just Married' across the back window and tie a few aluminum cans to the bumper. After you've surprised your sweetie, whisk them away in the car to celebrate your wedding night all over again. If you still live in the same area, go to the same hotel!
Send a floral bouquet to your wife each day leading up to your wedding anniversary for each day that you've been married. If you've been married for five years, send a small bouquet, complete with romantic love note, for each of the four days leading up to your wedding anniversary and then a large bouquet of her favorite flowers (or even a replica of her wedding bouquet) on your anniversary!
Women, this is your version of flower power. Instead of flowers, get several new pieces of sexy lingerie. Surprise your man each night leading up to your wedding anniversary with a new seduction scene. On your anniversary night, throw in an intimate board game, a few sexy toys, and you have the makings of one passionate anniversary night.
The pressure of a romantic anniversary idea shouldn't fall just on your husband. Instead, take turns planning a creative and romantic anniversary celebration. One year you'll do it and then year they will. This alleviates some of the pressure of coming up with romantic anniversary ideas and gifts year after year. Pick a restaurant, activity, or even vacation that holds special meaning to the two of you. Handle all of the details and keep it a surprise as the suspense is half of the fun!
Theme the Day.
Take some of the romance pressure off by turning each wedding anniversary celebration into a complete theme. For example, if you choose a tropical theme, decorate the house with tropical decorations, play island music in the background, and get takeout from a Caribbean restaurant, such as Bahama Breeze. Make sure that you "lei" your partner literally and figuratively.
Spend a little time putting together a wedding day memory book. Use these free 'day in history' tools (InfoPlease or history.com) to find world events that occurred on your wedding day and use them to create a scrapbook timeline of your wedding day and year. Be sure to add your personal memories and events within your timeline as well.