Anniversary Party Ideas

Need wedding anniversary party ideas? Then you have come to the right place! Whether it is a small intimate family dinner or a great big party you will want it to be just right.

We have put together the best ideas to help you plan a fabulous anniversary celebration, plus real-life anniversary parties too.

Anniversary Party Ideas By Year

Each Anniversary has a symbol and these are great to use as the theme for your party.

Below you will find party ideas for decorations, invitations and themes by year.

25th anniversary party ideas
30th wedding anniversary party
40th wedding anniversary party
50th wedding anniversary reception
10 year anniversary party ideas
30th wedding anniversary decorations
40th wedding anniversary decorations
50th wedding anniversary decoration
60th anniversary party ideas
anniversary party food
anniversary party games
anniversary party decorations
anniversary flowers
wedding anniversary cake topper
anniversary cake
wedding anniversary favor

Free Printable Anniversary Party Checklists Here

And we also have Free Anniversary Speech ideas here, that you can print and customize for you.

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Planning Your Anniversary Party

When it comes to planning your Anniversary Party being organized is the key to success and taking everything step-by-step.

  1. Start by listing everyone you want to be at the party
  2. Set your budget
  3. Print off your Anniversary Party checklist and cross off anything that doesn't apply to you or you don't want. This is your party and you can do and have anything you want.
  4. Set your date
  5. Find a venue to hold all of your guests, it doesn't have to be indoors, your local park would be a beautiful place to celebrate. Lots of couples celebrate in their own homes. And don't forget to book!
  6. Allocate your budget to everything you want at your party to check it all fits! You can make changes here much easier than waiting until you get close to the date and realize you can't have everything.
  7. Let your guests know! This could be via invitations, email, messages or even an event via facebook.
  8. Book your caterer if you are having one, organize flowers, centerpieces and decorations.
  9. Decide what to wear
  10. Collect all of your replies so you know who is coming and then let your venue and caterer know.
  11. Enjoy the day!

And don't forget you could enjoy your Anniversary at home just the two of you.

Anniversary Party FAQs

When it comes to organizing an Anniversary Party a lot of people get hung up on what they think is the right thing to do.

The thing to remember is that the only right thing to do is what feels right for the two of you.

Below we have answered the questions we often get asked.

What Do You Do At An Anniversary Party?

Anything you would like to do!

You can

  • Renew your wedding vows with either just the two of you or lots of your friends and family, but yuo don't have to.
  • Have an intimate dinner for close family and friends 
  • Have a large Anniversary party that is just like a big Wedding Reception.
  • Have a small Anniversary Party
  • Have an Anniversary Party at home.
  • You can wear your Wedding Dress if you want to or you could wear jeans and a t-shirt.
  • Dance
  • Have a Picnic
  • Play games

There really are no rules when it comes to celebrating your Anniversary.

What Years Should You Have An Anniversary Party?

There are no years you should have an Anniversary Party, a lot of couples choose to have a party on big milestone Anniversaries.

  • 5th
  • 10th
  • 15th
  • 20th
  • 25th
  • 30th
  • 35th
  • 40th
  • 50th
  • 60th
  • 65th
  • 70th
  • 80th

But you could choose to have your Anniversary Party on your 1st year or decide after a difficult year you want to celebrate.

Again, there are no rules when it comes to your Anniversary celebrations.

Is It OK to Throw Your Own Anniversary Party?

Yes! It is very OK to throw your own Anniversary Party, if for no other reason than you will get exactly what you would like.

It is also OK to throw a surprise Anniversary Party for friends and family. We have helped lots of families create surprise Anniversary Parties for Parents on their 50th or 60th Anniversaries.

Have we mentioned before that there are no rules when it comes to your Anniversary celebrations?

How Do You Throw An Anniversary Party on a Budget?

Having an Anniversary Party on a budget is all about being organized, set your budget and stick to it.

Our Free printable party checklist is a good place to start so you can see the areas that you may want to think about.

The cheapest place to have a party is one that you don't have to pay for, so have a think about whether you would like everyone to come to your home or if you can find a local park or beach that would be good.

The next biggest expense when it comes to a party is the food. You can save money by having a Pot Luck Party where everyone brings a dish. Or you could have a BBQ or an Afternoon Tea party where no expects lots of food.

Decorations can be simple but still look good. Your photographs from over the years are a great starting point and Anniversary Balloons and Decorations from Amazon are relatively inexpensive.

Your Anniversary invitations can be sent out by email, text or WhatsApp all of which are free to use. You could even set up a facebook event.


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