Anniversary Party Ideas to Celebrate in Style

Anniversary Party Ideas to Celebrate in Style

Do you even remember the last time you spent some quality time with your spouse?

You may be in the daily shuffle that your relationship needs some rejuvenation. Although it may seem like a stretch, you can make it happen with a little bit of planning and an open schedule.

An anniversary party can revive the spark in your marriage and the love in your eyes. Friends and family will also be able to join the celebration with energy and gifts.

Are you ready to get your anniversary party started? Here are just a few awesome anniversary party ideas to help get your wheels turning.

Host a Second Wedding Day

No, it's not just for the movies; you, too, can relive your wedding day all over again! That is quite possibly the best way to celebrate your anniversary together: by saying, "I do," all over again with a second wedding experience.

What do you remember most about your first wedding?

Take the time to think about what you remember most about your wedding day; was it the wedding cake, the wedding bells, the bridal party, the live wedding band, or something else?

As you consider wedding anniversary ideas, keep the happiest memories in the front of your mind. Make a list if needed! Let your partner know how you felt when someone showed up or when you danced to your wedding song.

Your friends and family will be just as happy to partake in the wedding anniversary party experience as you are to go through it once more. Bring back old faces and fond memories.

Anniversary Party Entertainment

One way to really liven things up is to bring on live music. Professional musicians can play the harp while you sip drinks, jazz instruments while you eat, or an upbeat party band as you dance the night away.

Once you have all of your wedding details figured out, you will need to spend a lot of time preparing for the big day. Wedding invitations, catering, rentals, and everything else will need your attention. It may take a lot of time, but it won't feel like work if you enjoy the planning process.

TIP You don't need it to be the same as before! Just make do with what you have and go with the flow! The point here is to do it all over again, even if it's not exactly the same as the first time around. Your first wedding wasn't perfect, and neither will be your second!

Renew Your Vows

If parties aren't your thing, then skip to the good part! Forget about the big anniversary party ideas and wedding songs by jumping straight into your wedding vows.

Renewing your marital vows is the perfect way for shy or introverted types to get through the experience without dealing with social anxiety. A small wedding vow ceremony is comfortable for everyone in attendance.

Second wedding day

It's simple to set up because you only need the two of you and the orator. Stand in front of the speaker while reciting the vows as you did in your first wedding. Kiss at the end of the vows, and walk down the aisle.

You don't even need a real minister to recite the wedding vows for you!

If you want to be more spontaneous, you can ask a friend or family member to stand before you to read the wedding vows. That can make it feel like an even more intimate experience with someone close to you.

One place for your wedding vows is your backyard, but it can be anywhere you feel most comfortable. A beach or a city park are also good places to renew your wedding vows.

TIP You don't even need to dress up for this! The important thing is that you know how much you love each other. Although it can be a cosy experience, you can choose to turn it into a big party with some advanced planning

Themed Anniversary Adventure

Spontaneous couples will appreciate a romp around the city or countryside for an anniversary adventure. What makes this anniversary experience unique is your choice of theme!

Start the day by choosing a theme of your choice. Some ideas for anniversary themes are love birds, spooky ghosts, fictional characters, or just about anything else. Any anniversary theme will do as long as it makes both of you happy.

Dress up in your theme of choice with any matching accessories. Call a cab or rideshare and make your way to any place with activities for you to do together. Try going to a shopping mall, downtown, a resort, or other areas that other couples also find interesting.

It doesn't matter where you go or what you do from here! The purpose of your anniversary is to have an adventure together, so don't worry about schedules or itineraries; go wherever the wind takes you.

TIP You don't need to prepare any of this. Go from store to store and buy what you need, or make things up as you go along!

Memory Showcase Party

Memory Showcase Party

Your love has endured the test of time, and now is a great time to reflect on how far you've come! A memory showcase can help you revisit fond memories while sharing them with loved ones at the same time.

You've been married for so long that you must have accumulated a lot of memories from things like photos, videos, mementoes, or souvenirs. It's time to dust them off for display.

Find whatever you can and throw them all together to show yourselves or your closest friends and family members.

Make a big deal about your anniversary party because it matters! Schedule a time for everyone to gather and participate in the event.

Throw a huge party or a small one based on your preferences. Invitations, caterers, live entertainment, and everything else can come at this stage of the planning.

During the event, have everyone sit and watch the show. You can project everything to a blank screen or large television. Talk into microphones about each display piece.

Questions you can answer about your presentation pieces could be:

  • What is it?
  • Where did you get it?
  • When did you get it?
  • Why did you get it?
  • Who got it? For whom was it intended?

These are just a few ideas for you to think about; feel free to throw in a story. Make the audience laugh by injecting your own brand of humour, complete with witty banter.

The memory showcase experience is one big event to participate in and remember. You can hire a professional videographer to record the entire event so you can watch it again later., too.

TIP Remember your favourite memories so you can do it again later!

anniversary holiday

Wedding Anniversary Holiday

If you have the time and the money, there's nothing better than a romantic holiday together. Spend time with your partner in sheer bliss at your preferred gett spots in celebration of your love.

Choose a place that makes you feel great together, like a beach, amusement park, cruise, or just about anything else.

A weekend will do, but more time is great if possible. Plan the duration of the trip around your responsibilities like work and parenting.

Take plenty of pictures and videos during your anniversary trip for plenty of memories.

There are many places for you to take a holiday for your anniversary. Here are a few vacation ideas:

  • Beach resort
  • Cruise ship
  • Amusement park
  • Carnival
  • Tour

Although couples may spend time alone on holidays, you can choose to turn it into a party. Friends and family will be happy to join you for an unforgettable wedding anniversary party experience.

Party together wherever you go, from beach resort tiki bars to all-inclusive cruise ships.

TIP A travel agent can help take care of the details for you. Consider hiring a travel agent to save time and for convenience.

Family Reunion Party

Family Reunion Party

Family is important to many people, so it's only natural to include them in your anniversary event. A family reunion party can rejuvenate your union and bring the family closer together. You may even feel happier about your anniversary ideas by including them.

The best place for a family gathering is probably your home. Set everything up with decorations, plenty of food, and optional live entertainment.

If there are a lot of children, plan activities to keep them occupied. The children can watch movies, play video games, or even chill out with toys.

Chat all night long over good food and drinks. Catch up with relatives you haven't seen in ages. Take plenty of pictures or videos to commemorate the experience.

You'll have to spend the next day cleaning, but it's all worth it in the end! 

Wine tasting party

Wine Tasting Party

Celebrate your anniversary with bottles of wine! That is one experience that will make the wine lover in you bellow with delight.

Your party will get to taste the many different wines, from red wines to white wines of all types. Everyone will get to enjoy the energetic, happy atmosphere.

Create your wine tasting party experience in the comfort of your own home or at a local vineyard. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, you could arrange a party bus to take everyone on a wine tasting adventure.

Add the sound of live music to your event with a sophisticated jazz band or wedding string quartet to complement the atmosphere.

Note your favourite wines to purchase later for your refrigerator, or buy them on the spot. Figure out which wines you like, then pair them with the proper foods.

At the day's end, your party will be devoid of thirst and filled with plenty of memories. 

TIP There may be a lot of walking involved, so wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Remember to get a night's rest to stay awake during the trip. Don't drink so much that you pass out during the event!

Hiking couple

Hiking Trail Party

You may not remember the last time you went outdoors to visit Mother Nature, so your anniversary could be just the opportunity you need. Yes, she still exists, and she misses you. Your anniversary is an opportunity to rekindle the fire with nature.

A hiking party is easy to plan; all you need are invitations, hiking gear, and snacks. Assemble everyone and start walking on the trail!

Hiking trails are full of beautiful plants, friendly wildlife, gorgeous scenery, and pleasant scents. Few things in life could rival the natural beauty of mother nature.

Stop your trek whenever you find a spot to sit and enjoy the environment. You could gather around a waterfall or campsite. Whip out your binoculars to observe the local birds flying nearby.

Although hiking trails are safe overall, make sure to watch out for dangers such as venomous snakes and pitfalls. Stay safe on your trip through vigilance.

Super Tip: Stay hydrated! Stop for a break if you feel tired. Bring snacks like trail mix to stave off hunger and to keep your energy flowing.

Photo Album Party

Not too many people will reject the opportunity to take photos, so a photo album party could be the opportunity for you to make even more memories. Everyone can take pictures at your anniversary photo album party!

An anniversary photoshoot party is a perfect situation to snap pictures.

You can set up photo booths at home or walk through a commercial location.

Great places for pictures include nature reserves, tourist attractions, beaches, or anywhere with suitable backgrounds.

Hire a professional photographer or a friend to take pictures for you as you pose at different places.

Change clothes or costumes as many times as you wish. 

Once done with your photoshoot party, go through and select the best photos. Print out a giant print at a photo place to mount on your wall. Feel free to print out smaller photos, too.

TIP Take it slow and focus on the experience, not the number of photos you take, for optimal happiness.

anniversary picnic

Park or Nature Picnic Party

If you want to relax without electronics on your anniversary, consider a park or nature picnic party. Picnics are great for enjoying good food and spending time with loved ones.

Small groups can pick a spot at a local park to set up a group picnic experience. Place a picnic blanket on the ground, and you're ready to hang out.

Larger groups may need plenty of extra space, so a park picnic or grilling area is vital. Call the local park authorities ahead of time to reserve a spot for your party.

There are plenty of things to do at a park, so there is no need to worry about setting up any events. Attendees can bring entertainment such as frisbees, roller skates, and bicycles.

Worry most about bringing enough food for everyone to eat, disposable utensils, cooking supplies, and trash bags. You will be responsible for feeding everyone and then cleaning up afterward.

Enjoy the day together while eating, chatting, playing, and reminiscing.

TIP To make your party more visible, you can create or purchase decorations for your anniversary party. You may also hire an acoustic singer/guitarist to play music for everyone to enjoy.

Cruise Ship Party

A weekend cruise is one experience you won't soon forget! Cruise ships offer unparalleled experiences for couples and large parties.

A cruise ticket includes everything you need for a good time, from delicious meals to sleeping quarters and onboard entertainment.

You will find that cruises have some of the best drink menus in the world. World-class bartenders will shake and mix your favourite drinks right before your eyes. That is one opportunity to bond with friends over bottomless rounds of drinks at the cruise ship's bar area.

Children have plenty of things to do in the play area. They will enjoy going down the water slides, playing recreational sports, or watching movies. Cruise ships have so many activities to do that your kids will not want to go home anytime soon.

Spend some time with your loved ones at dusk to watch the sunset. There are plenty of places to stand or sit to view the setting sun. That would be a perfect photo opportunity for anyone wishing to capture the timeless moment.

At the end of the night, crawl into bed at your resting quarters. Your ticket includes a cabin where you can rest and stash your belongings.

TIP Some people may feel queasy while on a cruise ship. Bring along or purchase pills to alleviate the uneasiness. Hangovers can come on at any time during your trip, so make preparations to handle the inconvenience.


Amusement Park or Carnival Party

Who says you have to stay at home for your anniversary? Think outside the box with an amusement park anniversary party!

Take your anniversary party to an amusement park or carnival for a day of fun. Amusement parks have everything for your guests to enjoy themselves, from wild rides to crazy obstacle courses.

Planning a day at the amusement park is easy; choose a date and have everyone show up together. You may also call ahead to reserve a picnic area so that everyone can grab lunch together.

In small groups, you can get in line and board rides together. The magic number for many rides is four, but bigger ones may go up to eight per seating arrangement.

Large groups can split up for easier access to amusements.

Children will have plenty of fun at the kiddie area, where everything is for entertaining the young ones. These areas offer safe rides on a smaller scale.

TIP Some rides will take your picture as you're screaming at the top of your lungs. Feel free to purchase a candid photo to keep for memories.

Extreme Activity Party

Romantic dinners are great, but some couples have an appetite for adrenaline! If you want something that will get your blood pumping, look no further than at extreme activities.

The best extreme activities are ones that cause panic. Are you afraid of heights, rushing waters, or sharks? There are many extreme activities for every group to enjoy.

Take some time to decide on one that will entertain both you and your guests. If you're looking for some extreme ideas to experience quickly, try scuba diving, bungee jumping, white water rafting, or even sky diving.

Plan your adventure by inviting everyone to the event. Then, gather the necessary outfits like wetsuits and flippers. If you forget to bring your extreme gear, you can purchase them from the venue's on-site shop (at a premium price).

Set out to have a great time on your extreme adventure!

Anniversary Party Ideas Galore

Your anniversary is a time that only comes around once a year, so why not make it memorable? Bring along a small or large group of friends to make the event that much more enjoyable. These anniversary party ideas can start you off on the right track.

If you are in the middle of wedding anniversary party planning, consider hiring a band to make the occasion that much more special. Contact us to find the perfect band for you.