Cute One-Year Anniversary Ideas
The first anniversary is an important milestone for most couples as it marks the completion of one year together. Whether you are celebrating the anniversary of your wedding or engagement, think out of the box and present something cute to your spouse or significant other.
A simple gift such as a homemade, heart-shaped cake is as appreciated as a pair of earrings or cufflinks because you went through the effort of baking it yourself.
Re-create memories of a familiar scene for your first anniversary, such as your first date, the night you proposed, the first ballgame or anything only the two of you share. Reserve the same seats in advance for added effect.
Try to wear something similar to what you wore that night, and assemble a bouquet using the same flowers as you did back then. Ask the band to play your wedding song and the chef to bake a miniature version of your wedding cake. This gesture shows you paid attention to detail back then and is bound to sweep your spouse off her feet.
Give your spouse a jar full of romantic ideas for the two of you. Cut strips of pink or red scented paper and write a romantic activity on each, such as dessert by candlelight. Fold and place the strips in an empty glass jar, and label it something cute and personal, such as Mr. and Mrs. Johnson’s Love Jar or “Sssshhhh! Susan’s Secrets.”
Every night the two of you can take time from your busy schedules to dedicate some time only for each other while completing a romantic activity together.
Decorate your house with pictures of the two of you to commemorate the completion of your first year together. Look for pictures from when you two began dating to more recent ones. Enlarge photos and paste them on strategic walls of your house, punching holes through smaller pictures and suspending them from the ceiling.
Time it right so everything’s in place before your spouse gets home. Walk through the house together, hand in hand, and reminisce while looking at all the photos.
Opt for something that definitely is not your forte. A husband can give his wife a massage or bake a cake if he lacks culinary skills and cannot otherwise make a simple sandwich, while a wife can clean her husband’s computer or desk or vaccuum and clean the inside of his car.
Do not worry about the outcome of the chore; just the thought that you did something cute for your spouse you normally don’t do is sure to melt anyone’s heart.
Organize a second honeymoon with your spouse—the same destination as your first, or to a different place the two of you have been meaning to visit.
If you go to the same place, try revisiting some of the restaurants where you dined the first time around.