If you’ve been married for any length of time, you may have heard the old adage ‘Whatever you did to get them, you have to keep them’. Men and women are different at the core, but both want love, respect and commitment from their marriage. A 10 year marriage anniversary is special and is a great occasion to show how much you love each other. Here are some easy ways to celebrate 10 year wedding anniversary without breaking the bank:
1. Plan a budget party
A party with your loved ones is one of the best ways to celebrate 10 year wedding anniversary. Decide on the theme of the event. You can choose to keep things casual. Decide on a budget first. Accordingly, you can keep the guest list small. The venue could be your home or a park nearby as it would be the cheapest option. Once you have selected a guest list, decide on the menu (cook it yourself or ask guests to bring a dish each). An anniversary party also needs cake and entertainment. Decorate the venue and think of the right gifts for your significant other. Don’t forget to keep some wine and write a special prose/poem for your better half.
2. Weekend getaway
If you need wedding anniversary ideas on a budget, then a party may not be the best idea. Instead, you could just go away for the weekend. Leave the kids with grandparents and drive down to a nearby hotel. There are many affordable hotels and you can get good last minute hotel deals on sites like this one. Consider a cozy cabin or rental flat over expensive resorts.
3. Take a walking tour of the city you live
Have you ever wondered about the history of the city you live in? If your significant other and you are history buffs, then this idea is very appealing. This can be an engaging, romantic and also an educational outing. You could also check out some local museums. These getaways create great atmosphere for interesting conversation and promote personal growth and knowledge. They are great budget wedding anniversary ideas.
4. Take a cooking class together
Cooking can be sensual and romantic! This is one of the best wedding anniversary ideas for her and him: sign up for a cooking class together. Just make sure that you do not mean it as an insult to whoever does the cooking at home! Jokes apart, this is a great bonding exercise for couples.
5. Visit yard sales to find priceless vintage gifts
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Scout through garage or yard sales to find a treasure for your spouse! You two can even compete to find the best gift and make a game out of it. Isn’t this one of the best 10 year wedding anniversary ideas on a budget?
6. Try a new ethnic restaurant
A good meal with great conversation is one of the best ways to celebrate 10 year wedding anniversary. If you have always wanted to try a new restaurant but never had the chance, now is the time to do the booking. Make sure you research a bit about the cooking to ensure that you and your spouse aren’t allergic to ingredients the cuisine might use.
7. Go for brunch
Many large hotels have brunch specials and they are not only cheaper compared to lunch/dinner spreads but also more elaborate. Do a little web search on your area to find a top rated brunch near you.
8. Binge watch movies
If you both have been very busy with work and have not had a chance to watch a favorite show or movies then you could plan the day around movie and food. Try and cook the previous night or you could order it in. You can also select your menu based on what you are watching. For example, burgers and pizzas go well with classics and action films or you could eat Italian or Indian food and watch some romantic or comedy genre.
9. Plan breakfast in bed
Looking for affordable 10 year wedding anniversary ideas for your husband? Plan to surprise him with a delicious breakfast in bed. It can be waffles and sausage, oatmeal and toast, or just a bowl of cereal with juice. Your husband will love the surprise and appreciate this heartfelt gesture. You can even extend it to lunch and dinner in bed!
10. One on one strip …(fill in the blank)
Poker, card games, UNO, …the game you choose to play isn’t important as to who wins the game. One on one strip anything is sure to make the sparks fly again between you and your mate!
11. Give each other massages
There is nothing like sensual massages at the end of a long day or week. Light up some candles, grab a few oils and create a spa for your loved one.
12. Laser tag
Laser tag isn’t just for kids. It can be a lot of fun and is also a great exercise. Decide on some romantic bets beforehand and get playing!
13. Make a beach jar
This is a memorable and romantic way to spend the 10th wedding anniversary. If you live close to the beach, walk along to find beautiful seashells or cool looking rocks. Since it is your 10th anniversary, you could try to find 10 seashells. Fill up the jar with sand and rocks and add the sea shells. Keep the jar someplace safe in your home. It will always help you remember the good time and is a relaxing and fun bonding activity. Plus: it costs no money!
14. Solve a puzzle
If you both like jigsaw puzzles, you can schedule time to solve one together. It will be time well spent. Even if you cannot put it together in one sitting, you can always come back to it later. After finishing the puzzle, frame it and hang it up. Puzzles help you bond and you can go back to them again and again. The framed puzzle will also serve as a reminder or a memory timepiece of your relationship.
15. Paint together
Painting sets or kits make excellent 10 year anniversary gift ideas for couples and you can also get creative together. Bonding over art can bring out your playful side and getting physical with paint can lead to some naughty and outrageous situations! The framed painting can also serve as a memory timepiece of your relationship.
16. Plan a picnic
Picnics or backyard barbecues provide great opportunity for couples to get out of the house and do something romantic. It is also a much cheaper option than dining out at expensive restaurants. Picnics are intimate and romantic; you could do one in your backyard. Bring out some candles, a picnic hamper, a blanket, some wine and you are good to go!
17. Plan a hike or go camping
Couples can plan romantic hikes for their 10 year anniversary. Hikes are easy and fun and all you need to do is pack some snacks. They provide plenty of opportunities for conversation and also are a good bonding experience. You could also camp in some place without too many people. Snuggle in a tent or around a campfire as you reminisce about the good days. Camping trips provide an interesting atmosphere for cuddling and being romantic.
18. Go stargazing
Most of us live in cities and hardly get to see the stars. If you are looking for wedding anniversary ideas on a budget, simply drive out to the beach or a field; don’t forget to bring the wine. This is a romantic and humbling experience which will also help you enjoy the fresh air and cool night outdoors.
19. Go bowling or to a game arcade
Come up with naughty bets or rewards after the game. This is a great way to stay active and also compete with each other. This wedding anniversary idea won’t cost too much.
20. Some more ideas for wedding anniversary celebration
Go to a tarot reading together, play Monopoly with real money, learn about fine wines together, take a fitness class or yoga session. Get creative. These special moments can go a long way in putting the spark back and perk up your relationship.