Are you looking for romantic anniversary ideas to help you enjoy your special day?
Being together with your partner for three years or more is a significant milestone in your relationship that needs to be celebrated.
You’ve been through a lot together, and your relationship seems cut out for the long haul, but how can you recapture the excitement and rush of your early days together?
These tips will help you organize a romantic anniversary that will rekindle the romance in your relationship.
5 EXCITING TIPS FOR A ROMANTIC ANNIVERSARY
#1 Find somewhere nice to stay
Staying at home is comforting and requires less planning, but going away somewhere can be much more exciting.
When you spend so much time together at home, surrounded by household chores, it can be easy to associate your partner with a mundane daily routine.
This can have significant negative effects on your relationship in various ways, from physical to emotional.
A change of scene can make the two of you feel like you are rediscovering what made you fall for each other in the first place.
However, this time, not only do you have this intoxicating feeling that your partner loves you, but you also have the strong foundation of years together.
There are plenty of different places that you could stay for a night or even two.
If you can afford it and want to really treat yourself, a luxury five-star hotel will be a wonderful experience.
If this is not your style, a cozy log cabin in the woods can be just as intimate. If you and your partner adore the outdoors, consider going on a camping trip.
You could pack a portable tent and go camping somewhere beautiful and scenic.
And what can be more romantic than a picnic under the stars for your anniversary dinner?
#2 Take the day off work
It is difficult to stay romantic if you are distracted by daily tasks or commitments.
Why not make sure that you can give each other your full attention by taking the day off work? If you have children, you may want to hire a babysitter for that night.
If your job permits, you can even take another day off so you can fully enjoy the night without worrying about having to get up early in the morning, allowing you to have a few drinks and stay up as late as you like.
The best part of having two days off is that you can treat each other to a romantic brunch at a cute cafe or restaurant and spend another day enjoying each other’s company.
Even if you head straight home, having this day to yourselves too can make the whole anniversary experience more relaxing.
#3 Create a romantic playlist
The perfect playlist can add a lot of romance to the evening. Why not put together a playlist filled with all of your shared favorite songs?
You could include songs that you listened to together when you were first dating and any other songs that have special meaning and associations for you both.
A romantic playlist for the drive and play after the dinner can make these moments extra special.
Imagine getting back to the hotel room at the end of a romantic meal and drinks to hear the song that sound-tracked your first kiss, the first dance at your wedding, or the blissful honeymoon?
If you want to go the extra mile to make things even more special, put your playlist on physical media, such as thumb drive or CD, and give it to your partner as an anniversary gift.
Although streaming music is much more popular these days, a physical object to hold can feel more special and thoughtful.
#4 Go to a fancy restaurant
Cooking a meal together can be romantic, but it also takes work and time cleaning up afterward that you can spend relaxing together instead.
Why not spoil your partner and yourself by booking a table at a fine dining restaurant? Whatever your culinary preferences, you can most likely find somewhere nice.
Even if you cannot spare the expense of a fancy restaurant, you can still enjoy eating out by choosing the right place and perhaps keeping an eye out for coupons and special offers.
You may be surprised at how many places you can go for a meal without breaking the bank (and no, I am not just talking about fast-food restaurants!).
Getting dressed up and sharing a meal together is romantic and fun, and you can stay out afterward and go to a bar for after dinner cocktails. What better way to spend an evening?
Another top tip for making your dinner experience even more special is to put your phones away.
Although you may have to be available to be contacted by your babysitter if you have hired one, you can still keep your phones in your pockets.
Give each other your full attention rather than scrolling through Instagram or Facebook.
#5 Give your partner a romantic massage
After an evening of wining and dining, you will likely want to show your appreciation for each other intimately.
If you have booked a nice hotel room, why not seduce your partner with a romantic massage?
Even if you aren’t an experienced masseur, there are plenty of simple massage techniques on Youtube that are easy to learn.
To make things extra romantic and set the mood perfectly, light some scented candles around the room, and put on one of your carefully-curated romantic playlists.
If the hotel has a hot tub in your room, bringing some bath bombs and soaking in the tub together could be both a relaxing and romantic experience.
Being in a hotel room rather than your bedroom at home can do wonders for your intimate life, as you are likely to find out!
For the night of your romantic anniversary, forget your troubles, responsibilities, and commitments, and act like lovers at the beginning of a relationship with sparks flying in the air.
This article was written by Andy Boyd
Andy is a storyteller who loves good books and good jokes. In the rare moments he isn’t writing, you can find him jogging in the park or perfecting bbq ribs. He is a contributing author at GoDates and several other online magazines.