Ten years married is a great reason to celebrate, it is your first big anniversary and traditionally you would celebrate with tin or aluminum.
But before you think - tin what kind of gift is that for ten years? Don't panic we have found lots of fantastic tin gift ideas for you.
Traditional: Tin or Aluminum
Modern: Diamonds or Leather
Gemstone: Green Tourmaline
Tin as a gift is nothing if not practical!
"My Mom joked about wrapping up tins of beans
as our gift, and to be honest I really thought that was what we were
getting. Instead we got a great new iron casserole pan - something to
warm the beans up in!"
If tin is not really your thing and you are thinking of a gift with a bit more sparkle then you are in luck as your 10th anniversary can also be your diamond.
On other modern anniversary gift lists your 10th is celebrated with leather. Again, an exciting gift and one that you can have lots of fun with!
But just in case husbands had forgotten your ten year anniversary present can also be diamonds. Wasn't sure if I shouted that loud enough before ;o)
Here are ten year anniversary party ideas based on the symbol of tin.
10 years needs to be celebrated in style, whether it is just the two of you and a romantic dinner at home or a big full on party you will have a great time.
note of caution, in ten years there will be a lot of extra small guests
and you may need to include some child friendly party options.
"Our cat was born on our wedding day so we told our children that it was Elsie's tenth birthday party much easier to understand when you are three!"
"...and basically we invited everyone! Which made it a fun family party, our children had their own bar set up in the garden with juice and popcorn. The grown ups bar was out of their reach!"
"In the end we didn't go with a full on theme for our party, it was enough to think about feeding everyone and making sure it was a fun party! Instead we looked back to our wedding day photos for the invitation and had lots of fun photos of everyone from the last 10 years as our party decorations."
The kind of party that you choose will completely depend on you and the group of friends that you invite. It could be held at home or you could have a dinner in a nice restaurant or even hire a hall if there are lots of you. The great thing about your tenth is that it is your first major wedding anniversary but it can still be relaxed and informal. You could keep it small and intimate with a dinner party, one couple we know served the same menu as at their wedding which was fun.