They say time flies when you’re having fun. So it’s no surprise that you and your partner are getting ready to celebrate another 12 amazing months together! If you feel like you always wind up at the same bars and restaurants when you’re celebrating, it might be time to mix things up a little.
To help you make this occasion extra special, we’ve put together a list of 10 fun things to do on your anniversary. From dance classes and private parties to hotel stays and luxury massages, you’re bound to find the perfect way to celebrate here.
8 fun ways to celebrate your anniversary
1. Recreate your first date
It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been together for 1 year or 20 years, remembering the good old days is a great way to feel closer to your partner. Recreate your first date and reminisce about all the wonderful things that have happened since then.
2. Sign up for a dance class
Dancing as a pair can be a very sensual and intimate act. If you’re not much of a dancer, start off slowly with a Latin dance class. Salsa, rumba, and samba are great seductive dances to start off with. When you feel confident, you can move on to a Latin dance club.
3. Visit somewhere new
Start a tradition of visiting somewhere you’ve never been before every year on your anniversary. Grab your phone, open up Google Maps, and plan a road trip! Or better still, visit somewhere new using public transport, so you can have a few celebratory drinks while you’re there.
4. Throw a party
Your anniversary is a wonderful excuse to throw a party. So round up your closest friends and celebrate your love with the people you’re closest to. Whether you meet up for dinner and drinks somewhere swanky or keep it simple and host your party at home is entirely up to you.
5. Do something that scares you
Push your limits and try something super-adventurous — like hang gliding, bungee jumping, or zorbing! If your anniversary falls in the winter, don’t be put off. There are still plenty of exciting things you can do — like indoor skydiving.
6. Have a mini break
If you’ve got some cash to spare, splurge and stay in a hotel overnight. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Just taking a break from your usual routine and staying somewhere new can be loads of fun. Tell the hotel you’re celebrating and you might even bag some freebies.
7. Renew your vows
If you’ve got a big anniversary coming up, consider renewing your vows. You can keep things small and romantic by eloping or invite friends and family and celebrate big style.
8. Relax with a couples massage
Enjoy some rejuvenating downtime together by heading to a spa and indulging in a couples massage. If you’re not a fan of massages, there are loads of other spa treatments to choose between — from facials and manicures to wraps and scrubs.