How to make your 30th anniversary extra meaningful


It may look like just the other day when you said ‘’I do’’ to your lover, partner and best friend. However, an entire 30 years have passed and now you are in the market for ways to make your anniversary truly special. First things first, hearty congratulations!

Can you even believe it? That you have been in a partnership with someone for 3 decades? Time sure flies when you are having fun hey? Although you’ve cherished the love and respect that you and your partner have shared all these years, making it to year 30 is no small feat; it should be celebrated.

Huge milestones such as these are typically celebrated with a huge party. However, you don’t need to have a huge gathering if that’s not your thing. Making an anniversary exceptional can take a lot of work but it will be worth it when you make your loved one’s heart go pitter patter even after all the decades you have shared.

A lot of couples get into the habit of going out on fancy dates for their anniversaries. Others even take vacations abroad to commemorate milestone anniversaries. If you are a romantic at heart though, you already know that it is not what you do for your anniversary that counts. Rather, it is the details that go into planning the event that matter the most.

So if you are looking to make your 30th anniversary super meaningful, here is how you can do it:

Give a gift that truly matters

There is always that one person on your gift giving list that is impossible to shop for- and that person is your significant other- on your anniversary. The pressure of finding the perfect anniversary gift is real. Ask couples everywhere and you will discover just how daunting buying a gift for a spouse or partner can be.

Anniversaries, whether business or personal, aren’t just a regular event. Most couples and partner don’t make it past the 2 year mark and those that do deserve to celebrate huge milestones in a special and unique way. The occasion calls for a distinctly special and unique gift- one that has all the pizzazz and magic.

Whether that means finding the perfect gift online or throwing the ultimate anniversary party, one of the best ways to make an anniversary special is to give a gift that truly matters. Traditionally, 30th anniversaries call for pearls, which is nature’s poignant symbol of resilience and beauty.

Relive you first date together

Wish you could re-live your first date together? Why not go back in time to commemorate your 30th anniversary? If you are already married, you could go back in time to the location where you took your vows. 

If you are looking to revisit your first date, go back to the original restaurant if it is still in business and perhaps even order the same menu items that you ate the first night you met. Don’t forget to indulge in a little dessert too, or head home and indulge in one another; if you know what we mean (wink!).

Consider sending out a formal invitation

Regardless of what you choose to do on your anniversary, inform your spouse that you want to plan something special for them but don’t just text them. Present them with a formal invitation instead. This will spice things up and allow your partner to really look forward to the day as couples rarely exchange formal invitations with one another, which is totally understandable as they’re living under the same roof.

If you really want to go above and beyond and score some points, consider designing your invitation with your original wedding invitation as your inspiration. If you are a great DIY-er, you could make the card by hand but you can also ask for help from a graphic designer if design is not your strong suit. Doing something as sentimental as using your old wedding invite to create your 30th anniversary is an attentive detail that will definitely not go unnoticed.

Get as creative as you would like

Attempting to make your anniversary extra special will take some creative power. Take time to think about what kind of day your spouse would like. Has she been dying to eat at a new fancy restaurant? Does she miss going out dancing all night? Try and think of unique ways to incorporate these components in your day.

Does he crave adventure and is always talking about how wild he was when he was younger? Use adventure as the theme for your day. 

Do you guys like to do things together as a couple? If so, consider buying some game you could both enjoy. Example – getting a ping pong table or a beer pong table. Or even an electronic dartboard. Something that you can play in two and have fun and be silly. 

Fill your day with surprises

Mystery and surprise are your two best friends when you are trying to throw a meaningful anniversary. As such, if you want to throw an unforgettable surprise, try and fill your day with plenty of little surprises. And these surprises can be as elaborate or as simple as you want them to be- it is entirely up to you.

To ensure that you and your partner are really present, make this day completely about you two. This means turning off your phones, avoiding social media (as impossible as it may sound) or any other distractions, even kids, so that you can focus on each other.

Final Words

When you marry your soul mate, time flies faster than you can imagine. As each year passes, it gets harder and harder to keep the spark alive. Add to that our busy schedules and kids and anniversaries can sneak up on you. You know the date, you know how important it is to celebrate and yet, making time or finding inspiration to plan a meaningful anniversary can be challenging. 

We know you don’t have any ill intentions, but this doesn’t have to be the case this year. With the tips above, you should be able to plan an extra meaningful anniversary that you and your souse will talk about for the next 30 years.


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