Tips And Ideas To Celebrate Your Anniversary At Home
If you’re stuck inside during your anniversary, we’ve got some tips and tricks to make sure that your anniversary with your loved one still as special an occasion, if not better than heading out to a restaurant or hotel. I am coming up to my first wedding anniversary, and will be testing a few new tricks to make it memorable.
With a little more time on your hands to think about the detail, here are some creative pointers.
Little things make a big difference when it comes to setting the tone. We want to add extra touches that we wouldn’t usually bother with on a day-to-day basis. Light candles on and around the table. Buy fresh flowers online. Turn down the lights. Play your favourite music (Spotify radio is superb! I love a jazz vibe) and properly lay a place setting with water and wine glasses, cutlery for each course and a napkin; complete with a napkin ring. Don’t forget a table cloth and a scattering of fresh petals. Put away the hand-sanitiser – it’s a real mood kill.
Got spare time in the run up to your anniversary? Each create a video compilation for the other person, comprising of your favourite memories over the past 12 months. iMovie on your phone is easy to use and if you’ve never tried it, you will learn something new. Add your favourite song as the theme tune for extra romance points.
Play these videos to each other before dinner to bring back gone but not forgotten memories. It really sets the mood.
If you’re short on time running in the run up to your special evening, get creative on the night by drawing each other for a bit of fun. Cheesy yes, but spend an hour working on your pieces, and you’ll have a great and/or potentially hysterical memoir of your Covid-19 anniversary together.
Think very carefully about the most delicious three dishes you two have ever eaten together. Choose a starter, main and pudding. They may have been enjoyed on holiday, they may be an old family recipe or perhaps a course from The Ledbury, Sushi Samba Or The Waterside that really made its mark. Perhaps it’s a dish enjoyed on your first ever date.
Now, research some recipes and do your best to recreate the three dishes at home, to live in that happy moment once again.
If you're in London, Covent Garden Market are now delivering fresh food boxes, bought straight from the farm.
Time for a cocktail competition! Each make a recipe and enjoy your cocktails while you watch your homemade movies or throughout your drawing challenge. Rate the following out of ten and see who wins: Taste, Appearance, Creativity. Soho House sell the most diving cocktail making kids. Perhaps it's finally time to learn how to make a Picanté
For dinner, choose paired wines that best compliment each dish. Whoever chooses the wine should talk through the origin, tasting notes and vineyard. It only takes a few minutes and you might learn something new. Try to be and descriptive as possible.
Jump onto Vivino for tasting notes. If you're in London, Drop Wine have a superb selection of bottles, delivered to your door.
The Anniversary Gifts
A piece of treasure for your loved one on your anniversary will always be remembered.
The high street is closed, but luxurious handmade gifts are still being made across the UK and can be delivered to your door, so there’s no excuse not to get creative with something special.
Being biased, my Anniversary Signature Bangle and Men’s Signature Cuff, personalised with your significant date in Roman numerals is the perfect gift for the person you love. Handmade to order, you can choose from eight colours for women and three colours for men.
If you want to go the extra mile, choose to make up a set with a matching necklace and earrings. Men's necklaces are also now available.
Free UK delivery | 1-2 day dispatch | Supports The Salvation Army during COVID-19
Our Signature Bangles are handmade to order with names, birthdays, anniversaries and messages to create a luxury, sentimental gift.
Select from two sizes: Petite (59mm inner diameter for very small wrists) or Regular (64mm inner diameter - the most popular size). Select from 9 colours: pink, cream, red, black or grey enamel with gold trim, cream or black enamel with rose gold trim, or white or turquoise enamel with silver trim.
Use the box below to add your personalisation. Any notes on letter placement or date formatshould go in the 'note to seller' box upon checkout.
Signature Initial Necklace
Designed to match our bangle, our gold and silver Initial necklaces are a great gift for friends, family or oneself.
Select a colour from the dropdown: black or cream enamel with an 18ct gold or NEW rose gold plated trim or, navy, turquoise or grey enamel with a silver trim. Then, write your initial in the box provided and select an optional engraving on the side of the pendant.
Please choose either a snake chain or a cable chain to order.
Men's Signature Cuff
Free UK delivery | 1-2 day dispatch | Supports The Salvation Army during COVID-19Our gold and silver Men's enamel bracelets are personalised with birthdays, initials and anniversary dates.
Their minimalist design makes them suitable for friends and family. Their flexibility means that one size fits all wrists.
Select your colour from the dropdown below and add your personalisation in the box provided. Specific instruction on lettering placement should go in the 'note to seller' at checkout.
The Handwritten Touch
Finally, never under-estimate the importance of a card! A personal message should be handwritten for every special occasion. Why not design a card with a personalised picture and motto at Moon Pig and have it delivered? Their quality and inspiration behind their suggested cards is superb.
During this tough time, it’s more important than ever to celebrate love, strengthen relationships and create good memories. I hope you find these ideas handy. Stay strong, stay positive. "This too shall pass".
Rosie Florence x
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