Every anniversary is a big deal, but celebrating a milestone anniversary is even bigger. Choosing a theme for your anniversary is surprisingly easy. All you have to do is follow the classic theme for your milestone.
Obviously, you can put your own flair on it. It’s your party, so take those classic anniversary themes and mix them up with what makes you unique as a couple.
By the time the party is over, you’ll grow even closer as a couple and be eager for your next major milestone anniversary. Of course, so will your friends and family.
Celebrating Years 1-9
When you’re first married, every year seems like you’re celebrating a milestone. It’s not unusual for couples to have a big party for the first 10 years. Of course, it’s always important to make a big deal out of every anniversary, even if it’s just the two of you snuggling on the couch after eating a nice meal you cooked together. Hallmark provides a list of themes for years 1-60.
However, if you want to go with the classic themes for the first nine years, you’ll want to go with the typical anniversary gifts, which include:
- Fruit and/or Flowers
- Candy and/or Iron
- Copper and/or Wool
Use these themes to create a memorable anniversary party. For instance, your first year might have paper pinatas. You might hold your fifth anniversary in a wooded park.
Celebrating Your First Decade
After your first anniversary, the next major milestone is your 10th. This anniversary is usually represented by tin or aluminum, which symbolizes how you’ve lasted as a couple, along with strength and flexibility.
Double Up On Your 20th Anniversary
China shows just how much stronger you’ve become by your 20th wedding anniversary. While fragile, it’s elegant and proves that you know how to take special care of your relationship without breaking it.
The Stunning Silver 25th Anniversary
Many people think of the 25th anniversary as the halfway point for a long-lasting marriage. It’s also known as the silver anniversary.
Planning Your 30th Anniversary
While the 25th anniversary is shiny and classy, the 30th anniversary takes it a step further with a pearl theme. You can really get creative with this one just by decorating with pearls or having clam-based games.
Gold Sets The Stage For 50 Years
You’ve become the couple others aspire to be when you’re celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary. It’s also known as the golden anniversary. Gold represents your strong, unbreakable bond.
Diamonds Shine Bright At 60 Years
For those few couples who married early enough to be together 60 years, nothing works as well as diamonds to represent how you went from a rough new couple to a stunningly bright diamond. You’ve truly overcome everything that’s stood in your way and nothing is stronger than the bond you share.
Theme Your Anniversary Your Own Way
Obviously, all these theme ideas are also gift ideas. However, you can use the colors and materials for the themes as your decorations. Even at 60 years, use faux diamonds and crystals to turn a living room into a sparkling, elegant room to honor the happy couple.
Since you’re celebrating a milestone anniversary, you should put your own spin on it. A few great ways to do this include:
- Add pictures of yourselves to show how you’re growing together
- Play newlywed games to keep the spark alive and see how you compare with younger/older couples
- Come up with foods that tie loosely to the theme, such as marshmallow treats for your second (cotton) anniversary
- Play music that has the theme in the title or chorus
- Decorate with flowers that match the color of your theme
At Nickie Jones Events, we want to help theme your anniversary for the perfect milestone celebration. We can help with turning rooms and yards into beautiful, elegant parties with linens, table settings, flowers and balloons. Contact us today to learn how we can help you bring your party to life.