Activities & Entertainment Ideas for a Wedding Anniversary


A wedding anniversary marks another year of commitment between a husband and wife and is a special event that often brings together family and friends to celebrate the occasion. The couple can host a grand affair or opt for a more intimate dinner with immediate family. The possibilities for celebrating this momentous event are endless.

Romantic Details and Surprises

  • If you want to celebrate your wedding anniversary with just your partner, consider planning for a romantic surprise to make the event more personalized and memorable for both of you. For instance, having a candlelight dinner is a typical activity for couples celebrating another year of marriage. If you are a good cook, you might want to prepare dishes you both enjoy. If not, then you can probably arrange for a restaurant to prepare the food for you and then set up everything in your backyard or another venue you both enjoy. To set the romantic mood, have old classical music or love songs popular when you first met and throughout your courtship playing in the background. The point of a romantic surprise is to break with your normal routine---do something you don't do on a regular basis to make it more special.

Plan Your Party Entertainment According to Your Guests' Ages

  • If you are organizing a wedding anniversary party with your family and friends in attendance, keep your guests' interests in mind when choosing entertainment. For instance, if you are expecting children at your party, you should make sure to have activities for them so they don't get bored. A craft corner or a short magic show should keep them occupied while the adults mingle. When it comes to entertainment, you can also gather ideas using you and your partner's interests as a basis. If you enjoy singing, you can have a karaoke machine set up for the event so everyone can sing with you. Get the ball rolling by singing the song you had as your first dance at your wedding.

Collect and Share Memories with Guests

  • For those organizing an anniversary party for another couple, consider activities that allow attendees to share memories. The host or hostess can collect memories from guests about the couple before the day of the party, print them out, and read them aloud on the day of the event. A slide show of the couple's photos from the time they got married until the present is also a popular way to mark an anniversary. The couple's children can also deliver a toast or speech about their parents---just make sure to keep the speeches short and light.

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