If your parents are about to meet a huge milestone in their marriage, why not mark the occasion by doing something extra special? An anniversary is a testament to the love, devotion, and support they have shown each other over the years and shows that their vows are still as strong to this day as when they were voiced. Now, that’s something to celebrate.
Any anniversary is an occasion to be commemorated either as a couple or with those closest to them. In this guide, we’re going to provide some helpful tips on how you can mark the huge occasion:
1. Organize a family vacation
Life can get hectic, and if it has been some years since your parents had the chance to get away and spend quality time with one another, why not send them off on a relaxing break? This could be to a European city they have always dreamed of visiting, a tranquil beach break, or even the destination they visited on their honeymoon.
If your family rarely gets together, you could even plan a once-in-a-lifetime getaway with everyone in attendance. If you have siblings, you could split the cost between you to make it more financially manageable. If money is a bit tight, you could stay on home turf and make the most of what you have on your doorstep. After all, it’s not where you are but who you’re with.
2. Give a great gift
As with any celebration, finding the right gift can be stressful. If you’re keen to get creative, you could make a scrapbook filled with photographs of key life events and memories and even ask other family members to chip in with their own snapshots. Or, if your parents filmed random moments with the video camera over the years, you could compile a selection of home videos and make a special anniversary DVD composed of clips from their early days as a couple through to their wedding day and beyond. If you’d rather buy a gift than make one, you can browse special gifts for mum, including spa days and creative personalized items they’ll cherish.
3. Throw a party
Are your parents’ party animals and enjoy being at the center of attention? If so, organizing a get-together may be right up their street. This would be the best way to commemorate the occasion with extended family and friends and truly allow everyone to mingle and let their hair own.
If you’re keen to keep the party a surprise, hiring a venue would be much more feasible as it reduces any suspicions when it comes to setting up. However, beforehand, always ensure their diary is free for the day and let everyone else know in advance (providing they can be trusted) so no one double books with plans.
The style of the party will largely depend on your parents’ personality and interests – you can get the party started by booking entertainment or a DJ or keep it more low-key with a backyard BBQ or afternoon tea.