Sunday 19 June 2022

How to Celebrate an Anniversary DIY Party ideas

How to Celebrate an Anniversary DIY Party ideas

Here is our ultimate guide to celebrating your anniversary! From how to celebrate your 20th anniversary, to how to celebrate your 60th anniversary, all the DIY and creative low cost anniversary party ideas and everything in between!  

Scroll down to see ideas that will suit every anniversary, plus some you have never heard of before!

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 How to Celebrate an Anniversary DIY Party ideas

What to do for 1st Anniversary (Paper)

1. Choose a 'rock, paper, scissors' party theme

2. Create a memories party table centrepiece

With tons of pictures and photos of the family together! Everyone will love talking over the special memories you hold together

3. A hilarious toilet paper party theme

Why not make some beautiful decor, such as bunting, out of toilet paper! This will be sure to make your guests chuckle out loud and create an unforgettable occasion, you can get so creative with this!

4. Make a toilet roll shaped cake

Because you only get to celebrate your paper anniversary once! A hilarious party idea to celebrate your paper anniversary, this is so much fun and guests will never forget the occasion!

5. Gift your spouse a realistic chocolate toilet roll ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

A hilarious gift idea that pertains to the theme perfectly!

6. Create some beautiful origami napkins for guests

7. Gift your significant other some personalised colouring sheets ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

These are so cool and creative and you can personalise them with photos of you and your loved one!

8. Give guests personalised colouring sheets as party favours ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

9. Make or order some hilarious personalised face table confetti ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

Perfect for the party table, this is such a funny touch that guests will love 

10. Leave them adorable paper notes around the house

11. Write them a funny rap or song to perform to them

12. Write them a romantic or funny poem to frame

How to Celebrate an Anniversary DIY Party ideas

What to do for 2nd Anniversary (Cotton)

1. Make them a custom piece of clothing

Take a plain piece of clothing or accessory and customise it just for them! You can use iron on or sew on patches from their favourite franchises and everything they are in to - even ramen or their favourite food! On Etsy they have so many fun and different kinds - and adorn the piece of clothing with them, to make a totally unique piece that is uniquely theirs! This makes the most special gift and it will remain their favourite object for years to come, it will make such a thoughtful surprise and holds great sentimental value too!

2. Gift them some personalised face socks ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

Make some hilarious socks with their face on, or a photoshopped image, or a funny picture of a pet... there are so many funny options! You could get really creative and create a whole set of funny socks they will absolutely love.

3. Serve novelty '2' shaped ice cubes for drinks ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

4. Gift guests these wildflower seed bombs wrapped in pretty fabric as party favours ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

5. Make a cupcake pullapart spelling the number '2'

This will make a wonderful table centrepiece for the party! Simply arrange the cupcakes in a certain formation - you could arrange them spelling '2', or in a heart formation - but ice them all together as one, like joining the dots to complete the shape.

6. Make some cotton candy cocktails for guests ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

Why not make some white cotton candy, or candyfloss drinks, then add some edible shimmer! Fill each cup with candyfloss, with some edible shimmer or glitter on top, then pour the drink over the top. It will dissolve the candyfloss and sparkle and fizz as the liquid is poured over the top. The edible shimmer will make the drinks sparkle!


7. Dress each other for an anniversary dinner or special meal

Choose each other's outfits

8. DIY a weighted blanket for your spouse

9. Plan a cosy movie night together with tons of blankets and cushions to snuggle in

10. Go stargazing together with lots of blankets and cushions outside

You could even light some sparklers, they look so pretty in the dark!

What to do for 3rd Anniversary (Leather)

1. Gift them a Tuscan Leather scented candle ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

2. Gift them a personalised engraved bookmark ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

3. Gift them a personalised engraved faux leather coaster ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

4. A 'you're my sole-mate' party theme

5. A '3 is a magic number' party theme

6. Number '3' novelty ice cubes for drinks ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

7. Rose gold '3' balloons ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

8. Make a '3' shaped cupcake pullapart

This will make the best party table centrepiece 

What to do for 5th Anniversary (Wood)

1. Plant a tree together

2. Engrave your initials on a tree

Or even on your wooden fence or shed!

3. A 'wood you be mine?' party theme

4. A 'we go together' jigsaw pieces party theme

5. Send some beautiful rustic party invitations ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

6. Rustic themed anniversary party decor

7. Number '5' novelty ice cubes for drinks ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

8. Make a '5' shaped cupcake pullapart

This will make a wonderful table centrepiece for the party! Simply arrange the cupcakes in a certain formation - you could arrange them spelling '5', or in a heart formation - but ice them all together as one, like joining the dots to complete the shape.

What to do for 10th Anniversary (Tin or Aluminium)

1. Make a time capsule together

2. A jumbo glitter '10th anniversary' party cake topper ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

Jumbo 'tin wedding anniversary' party cake topper ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

3. A sparkly 10th anniversary personalised banner ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

4. A 'passed your 10 years probation period' party theme

5. A 'cheers to 10 years' party theme

A champagne bottle pinata would be perfect for this!

6. A 'get-tin' party theme

7. A 'ten years later' party theme

8. Decorate your party cake with these fondant accessories ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป 

9. Decorate your party treats with these edible metal sprinkles ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

10. Gift them some hyper realistic chocolate tools ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

This ties in to the 'tin' anniversary theme perfectly and these are so cool, perfect to delight and surprise your recipient as they look just like the real thing!

What to do for 15th Anniversary (Crystal)

1. Gift your recipient a box of realistic chocolate gemstones ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

These are so cool and make for the most beautiful gift!

2. A '15 crystal years' jumbo glittery party cake topper ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

3. Serve candyfloss topped cocktails with edible shimmer 

4. Decorate your cake with edible crystals and geodes ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

You can get these in any colour 

5. Create some amazing crystal shaped novelty ice cubes for drinks ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

These are sure to wow guests

6. Make some geode cake pops

7. Use pearlescent edible lustre on your cakes and party treats ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

8. Decorate your party treats with mini edible crystals ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

9. Go on a cave exploring adventure together

What to do for 20th Anniversary (China)

1. A plate decorating party activity for guests

2. A glittery jumbo 20th anniversary cake topper ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

3. Enjoy a 'British bake off' party theme

With bunting and even a bake off event! Follow these official British Bake Off themed party tips here!

4. Enjoy an afternoon high tea

A tea party is the perfect way to celebrate your 'China' anniversary and ties in to the theme perfectly!

5. Enjoy an Alice in Wonderland party theme

Add 'eat me' and 'drink me' labels to your party treats!

6. Give guests these amazing teapot shaped party favour boxes ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

7. Decorate with this adorable teapot party garland ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

8. Make some teapot and teacup sugar cookies ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

9. Surprise your recipient with a special plate message surprise

This is such a good trick! Arrange for your spouse to go out and only come back at tea time, when you'll have a meal prepared for both of you. Then get your hands on some plain white plates and some plate decorating pens or paint - even the kinds kids often use to decorate a plate for Grandma. You can create a really cute design - and then be sure to follow the instructions to let the paint or ink set - it is often recommended to pop in the oven for a certain time.

Once it is completely dry, you can set about preparing the meal and dish it out on to the newly decorated plate. You could even cleverly cover each section of the plate with a different food - just make sure every bit is covered with food so that it looks like an every day white dinner plate. Wait til your spouse starts eating to reveal the cute surprise! You get to keep the memory and relive it every time you use the plate for a meal! It's such a cute surprise idea and you can get really creative with the design and message you choose to give.

What to do for 25th Anniversary (Silver)

1. Use these amazing edible silver flakes on your party treats ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

2. A jumbo glitter '25 silver years' cake topper ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

3. Special silver wedding anniversary balloons ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป 

Silver 25th anniversary party balloons ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

4. Silver crowns for guests to wear ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

5. A 'cheers to 25 years' party theme

6. Create a wall of silver or white fairy lights

7. Send some beautiful invitations to make the occasion 

8. Decorate your party table with silver coins 

9. Host a treasure hunt for silver treasures 

10. Cheers to 25 years anniversary party napkins ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

11. Personalised silver chocolate anniversary party favours ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

What to do for 30th Anniversary (Pearl)

1. Use these amazing edible pearls on your cake and party treats ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

2. Embrace an under the sea theme

3. Decorate with some beautiful pearlescent eco friendly balloons ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

4. Make some pretty pearl cake pops 

Make them look just like the real thing 

5. Add edible lustre to your party treats ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

6. A jumbo silver '30' party centrepiece decoration ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

7. Personalised pearlescent 30th anniversary cupcake toppers ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

8. A glittery jumbo 30th anniversary cake topper ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

What to do for 40th Anniversary (Ruby)

1. Serve red popcorn to your guests 

2. A red velvet party theme 

3. Host a picnic party outdoors with a red gingham blanket

4. Red gem party favour boxes for guests ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

5. Decorate an anniversary cake with edible red gems ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

6. Host a wine tasting evening 

7. Decorate with lots of pretty red eco friendly balloons ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

8. Serve chocolate strawberries to guests

No food is more romantic and perfect for the occasion!  

9. Enjoy a jumbo glitter 40th anniversary cake topper ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

What to do for 50th Anniversary (Gold)

1. Use these amazing edible gold flakes on your party treats ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

2. Embrace a caramel theme with your party food

3. Give chocolate coins as party favours 

4. Serve only golden foods at your party

You could have a bowl of Wethers Originals sweets, golden croissants, Golden Nuggets cereal, golden bagel sandwiches... so many cool options! 

5. Host a treasure hunt for golden treasure 

6. Enjoy 50th anniversary gold balloons ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

7. Personalised golden 50th anniversary stickers ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

8. A 50 Golden Years jumbo glitter anniversary cake topper ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

9. Cheers to 50 years golden napkins ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

10. Use this amazing edible metallic paint on your party treats ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

What to do for 60th Anniversary (Diamond)

1. Display some diamond doughnut rings on the party table ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

2. Some magical 60th Anniversary party table confetti ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

3. Diamond shaped novelty ice cubes for drinks ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

4. Dip marshmallows in edible glitter 

5. Enjoy a diamond shaped pinata ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

The best way to celebrate your 60th anniversary! This will be sure to be a hit with guests of all ages and become the star attraction!

6. Enjoy special 60th anniversary balloons ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

Silver 60th anniversary party balloons ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

7. Decorate with stunning diamond ring party decor ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

8. Decorate your party treats with edible diamonds (so cool!) ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

9. A jumbo silver glitter '60' party table centrepiece ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

Anniversary party ideas

Throwing a party is a great way to celebrate an anniversary at home! These ideas are so much fun whether you're looking for ideas on how to celebrate your 12th wedding anniversary, or party ideas to wow your guests on a budget!  

1. Enjoy an elegant brunch

2. Edible shimmer for drinks ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

3. Some amazing novelty ice cubes ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

4. Display these gorgeous rose gold balloons ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

5. Entwine flowers and florals around your balloons displays

6. Enjoy lots of eco friendly balloons ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

The perfect way to commemmorate your special day 

7. Tie photos and memories to balloon strings

Helium balloons would be perfect for this! This is a wonderful way to share important and funny memories involving your recipient, plus you could even write funny sayings and quotes on pieces of decor to celebrate all your happy memories together and tailor it perfectly to your recipient. This is a really cheap and easy party decor idea that guests will be sure to love!  

8. A champagne bottle pinata ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

9. Have a 'love birds' party theme

10. A 'we still do' party theme

This is perfect if your wedding anniversary isn't one of the more traditional great milestones, but you want to celebrate it anyway!

11. A 'to infinity and beyond' party theme

12. Dip marshmallows in edible glitter 

13. Create a black chalkboard background and fill it with cute quotes and memories

14. Create a number cupcake pullapart

This will make a wonderful table centrepiece for the party! Simply arrange the cupcakes in a certain formation - you could arrange them spelling the number of years, or in a heart formation - but ice them all together as one, like joining the dots to complete the shape.  

15. Host a quiz pertaining to the year of marriage 

Anniversary non party ideas

1. Go stargazing

2. Visit the place you got married

3. Sort through your wedding photos

4. Plant a tree together

5. Carve your initials in to an existing tree 

Or enscribe a plaque to cement the occasion. In many years in the future, people will be able to bear witness to the enscriptions, such a romantic idea and way to commemorate your anniversary! 

6. Stage a bake off between you

If you liked this post also check out these Best Five Senses Gift ideas, Best Low Cost Date Night At Home ideas and Best Relationship Anniversary ideas!  

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