Celebrating your very first anniversary, which is usually at the 6 month mark, is super exciting and important! It’s the first time you are recognizing the length of time you have been with the person that you love. It’s definitely a special occasion, so it’s crucial to do something memorable to celebrate!
It isn’t always easy to think of awesome ideas on your own, though.
We get that!
That is why we have compiled this amazing list of fun, awesome 6 month anniversary ideas right here for you to use when the time comes!
Idea #1.) Fall In Love With Your Partner & With Art.
You don’t have to stay put when you are celebrating your six month anniversary. Of course it’s not been quite a year yet, but the time that you have been together should count for something! So treat it as if it does by doing something new and interesting with your partner. Plan an activity that revolves around art. This could mean visiting an art museum, gallery or attending an art opening. Viewing art together gives you a chance to work the creative parts of your brain. It also paves a road into intricate discussion and thought with your partner. What doesn’t sound fun about that? When you get home you might even be inspired to create art together! Who knows?!
Idea #2.) Take A Mini-Vacation With Your Partner.
Alright, so now might not be the best time to plan a big vacation. Whether it’s work or money, it’s just not always ideal to go far away and spend lots of money. Especially for a 6 month anniversary. That’s the type of stuff you do when you hit that awesome 1 year mark! But that doesn’t mean that you can’t plan a small getaway with your partner. Consider it more of a staycation, rather than a vacation. Plan for one or two nights where the two of you can book a hotel close by where you live. You can go to the next major city or even find a hotel/motel in your area! Just getting out of the house is exciting and will bring you two closer together. Don’t forget to plan for a romantic dinner!
Idea #2.) Get Fancy With Your Partner.
You don’t have to travel far and wide to show your partner that you love them and the last 6 months you have been together. You can simply dress up in your best clothes and go out to a nice dinner together. Putting yourself in a more relaxed, classier environment will make it feel as if you are trying something brand new! Celebrate your love at that expensive restaurant you have been dying to try for awhile now. It might cost you a little bit, but it is totally worth the experience!
Idea #3.) Get Things Cooking With Your Partner.
A great bonding experience is by doing new activities with your partner. If the two of you have never taken a cooking class prior to your anniversary, go sign up for one together! Going to a cooking class together is a great way to not only feel closer to your partner, but to also help you learn what being a team really is. Plus you get a nice dinner, too! It means even more if it’s one that you made with each other.
Idea #4.) Get Wild With Your Partner.
And no, we don’t mean in the freaky way, get your mind out of the gutter! All jokes aside, what we mean is go to the zoo or visit an aquatic exhibit. Spending the day viewing animals isn’t just for kids. It’s a great learning experience for adults, too, Not only will you learn a few things about wildlife, you will also find relaxation in seeing all the cute beasts there are!
Idea #5.) Stay In With Your Partner.
Wallet feeling a little light lately? No worries, there are definitely inexpensive ways to celebrate that 6 month milestone. All you need is a lot of pillows, a list of movies you like and a few snacks to munch on. Have a movie marathon! You can pick a specific genre, such as horror movies, and make a theme out of it. We suggest lots of pillows and blankets… Y’know, in case you want to build a fort.
Idea #6.) See Something Different With Your Partner.
Sick of watching movies and reruns on tv? Movie theater just not doing it for you anymore? Doing those things often can lead you to not turn to them when a special occasion comes. That’s understandable. You watched Netflix all week, why would you want to do that on your anniversary? So instead plan to watch the theater in a different way. Go to a broadway show, visit an opera or even go see a ballet with your partner! It will be a new and beautiful type of entertainment that you can both enjoy.
Idea #7.) Create Something With Your Partner.
Are you a hands on type of person? That’s great, because we have the perfect activities for you to do with your partner on your anniversary! You can get creative by planning some arts and crafts together. Whether it’s a home D.I.Y project or simply painting, creating with your partner is the ultimate bonding experience. The best part is that it’s one of the most cost effective ways to celebrate your love!
Idea #8.) Get Your Adrenaline Going With Your Partner.
This is a great idea for daredevils of all sorts. Some people are thrill seekers, so sitting at home doing arts and crafts just doesn’t feel right. That’s okay! You can plan to do something so much more exciting. Find the nearest place that you can sign up to skydive or bungee jump. This is not a typical date, but it sure is exciting! Afterwards, you will both be able to cross of something cool from your bucket lists.
Idea #9.) Get Relaxed With Your Partner.
Not really looking for that much excitement? Well then we have a better idea for you to help you with your 6 month mark. Set up an appointment at your local spa, for a couples day of therapy. You can hit the sauna together or partake in a couples massage. Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it?
Idea #10.) Have A Night On The Town With Your Partner.
Plan for a night on the town and hit all the hottest clubs with your partners! Put on your best suits and cocktail dressers and just let go for one night. It’s okay to get loose once in awhile with your partner. Take them dancing, feed them appetizers and let the beat do the speaking for the both of you!
Idea #11.) Gamble It All With Your Partner.
No, we don’t mean you should throw your relationship down the drain. Just go hit your closest casino and have the time of your life! Slots, blackjacks and good cocktails are calling your name. This may not be ideal if you don’t have a lot of extra money, but if you do it’s going to be a blast! Maybe you’ll even hit the jackpot there, just like you have hit the jackpot in finding a perfect partner!
Idea #12.) Get Active With Your Partner.
Some people are more physically fit than others and like to spend a lot of their time projecting their energy into something such as sports. If that defines you and your partner, you are going to love this next idea! As long as you aren’t too competitive that is.
Plan an entire afternoon outside with your partner playing your favorite sports.
You could do football, hockey, basketball or even just have races with one another! Keep tally until the end and whoever comes out ahead has to buy dinner afterwards. Trust us, you’ll need the calories after all that exercise!
Idea #13.) Get Green With Your Partner.
Consider yourself someone who has a green thumb? How about your partner? Some people just have a knack for nature. If that’s the case for you, try planning your 6 month date idea around that. Go to a local nursery or plant observatory and take a gander at all of nature’s beautiful creations. Or you could buy seeds and start planting your own garden together! Nothing says commitment like planning to tend a garden long term.
Idea #14.) Take The Scenic Route With Your Partner.
Maybe all out sports isn’t the thing for you and your lover. However, you can still get a little exercise in by simply taking a long hike together or even going biking. This allows you time to still talk and connect with each other, while seeing something different, as well as beautiful. If that doesn’t make you want to cuddle up after, we don’t know what will.
Idea #15.) Get On The Road With Your Partner.
You don’t necessarily have to stay in one place when you are celebrating your anniversary. Even if you don’t have a lot of extra cash or a lot of extra time to go away. You can plan a one day road trip and be back by bedtime! This is an easy, cheap way to get out of the house and do something exciting. Research cool places to view in your state. Then get up early on your anniversary, or whenever you plan on celebrating, and spend the entire day in the car visiting cool places close by. If you really want to save a buck, pack your own lunches. Save your money for souvenirs to remember the awesome date you just had instead!