Tips for Husbands to Make Your Anniversary Special We all know when it comes to planning an anniversary guys often fall short. Use these tips—or pass them along as a hint—to surprise your wife on this special day. BY MICHELE WILLIAMSON
Make your next anniversary one to remember by reliving your past.
“ What does personalizing the event with details mean? It means showing your wife you really know her.”
It’s your anniversary and you’re asking yourself, "What am I going to do this year?" Well, why not ditch the old dinner and a movie date and do something more personal for your wife! Here are some tips on how you can create an anniversary date that’s thoughtful, personal and unlike any other anniversary she’s ever had.
Send Your Spouse an Invitation * This year, switch it up and tell your wife you want to take her out for a romantic evening by inviting her with a personalized invitation! Dig out your old wedding invitation and use that as inspiration. Try to recreate the theme of the wedding invite and use the same colors. It doesn’t even have to cost any money and will be even more adorable if you make the invite by hand. It’s the thoughtfulness here that will count. She will love that you took the time to find an old invitation and recreate it just for her!
Find a Babysitter for the Whole Night * Kids do not belong on anniversary dates. It’s the one day of the year that should just be about you and your wife. Arrange ahead of time for them to spend the night at your parent’s house or at a friend’s house that you trust, leaving you the whole night to spend together and not having to worry about little Bobby bursting through the door at the wrong time.
Come Up With a Date Concept * Spend some time really thinking about what kind of anniversary date your wife would like. Has she been dying for a night in with no distractions? If so, plan an entire date around that theme. Send her off for a massage and when she comes home have the whole house lit in candles. Greet her at the door wearing an apron and cook for her.
* Is she really adventurous, begging you to take her bungee jumping? Use adventure as your theme. Take her out to do something that she loves and follow that up with a really nice romantic evening filled with personalized details.
* Would she like an action-packed anniversary filled with dinner, drinks, a play and a night of dancing? Again, use that as the inspiration to plan the perfect anniversary date.
No matter which date concept you choose, personalizing the event with details is a must. What does personalizing the event with details mean? It means showing your wife you really "know" her. If she is in love with Calla Lilies, white chocolate covered strawberries and the color purple, find a way to include all of those things into your anniversary.
If you follow these steps this will be an anniversary that she talks about for years to come. The only problem you will have is trying to outdo yourself next year!
Michele is a Romance Expert, who specializes in Romantic Date and Proposal Planning. She owns The Heart Bandits and has been featured on Fox News, Houston Chronicle, Orange County Register, and KTLA news. Contact The Heart Bandits to have them plan your romantic date or marriage proposal. For more information about The Heart Bandits, visit www.theheartbandits.com.