Whether it’s a 1st anniversary or 50th, love is one of the best reasons to celebrate. Kick off your search for inspiration by researching the symbol that represents the year you’re celebrating. For example a 15th anniversary is the crystal anniversary, and 25th is silver.
After finding the symbol for your year, think about whether or not you can incorporate that into a party theme. Wood is the symbol for a 5th anniversary, so for example, a woodland wonderland might be the perfect fit. Of course, you can always go rogue and think up any type of anniversary party theme that fits you and your partner’s personalities.
The big items to check off your anniversary party planning list are: venue, food, drinks, entertainment and décor. Depending on your budget, you may want shuffle things around to bolster one of those items and nix another. If food is really important to you, put more of your budget there. If you’re swooning over the idea of a live band, add to the entertainment fund.
Adding a vow renewal is also a fun twist to add to an anniversary party. Or, some couples choose to double up their anniversary party with a gender reveal if they’re welcoming new members to their family after tying the knot.
There are a lot of subtle ways to nod to the couple’s wedding day, but one of our favorites, is recreating the cake. Every party needs cake, right? What is more fitting than cake-cutting déjà vu.
However you want to celebrate, start your anniversary party planning below.
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