An anniversary is a great excuse to show appreciation for your significant other. Carving out time to specifically honor the life that you and your partner have built together can be difficult, so an anniversary is a good reminder to stop and show how much you care. While you may say “I love you” on a regular basis, an anniversary allows a couple to reflect on what that truly means.
Most people choose to spend their special day with a nice anniversary dinner, though this is definitely not the only option. However, there are a number of reasons why the anniversary dinner has been dubbed the classic date night. It is a space in which a couple is forced to focus on each other and allows for plenty of time just to talk. An anniversary dinner can also be a luxury because others do all of the work. Especially for foodie couples, a nice restaurant is an opportunity to share new culinary experiences with one another.
Many people enjoy going back to a restaurant that has some past significance. Perhaps it was the site of your first date, or you just made some other great memories there. Just because you may have celebrated a number of anniversaries together already, it does not mean that your anniversary dinner must be typical. You could consider trying a new restaurant that is known for its rave reviews. Maybe even make a day trip it out of it and choose a destination that is a bit further away but that you’ve always wanted to visit.
Don’t be afraid to splurge a little. You are celebrating something, after all. If you are concerned about the cost, consider saying “no” to eating out the next couple of times you don’t feel like cooking—that way you can spend the money you would have spent all on your anniversary dinner. Or, agree to skip out on the gifts if you want to split the bill to a fancy restaurant. Don’t allow your financial tension get in the way of this special day.
A great way to make your anniversary dinner special is to renew your vows. Maybe you don’t want to go through the trouble to host an entire vow renewal ceremony, but simply writing down your promises to your lover and in what ways they have positively impacted your life is one way to show them you care. A little bit of appreciation can go a long way.
What’s even better than a romantic anniversary dinner? Continuing the celebration long into the night. Taking time off to spend the night at a nice hotel may just be the getaway that the two of you need. Many restaurants or hotels will have packages so that you can book a room and a nice anniversary dinner together at a discounted rate.
Here at Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, MA, we offer a Romance Package that includes champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, a three course meal at Ceres Bistro, VIP turn down service, and a continental breakfast at one special price. Contact us to learn more, or to book a reservation at Ceres Bistro to ensure that you have the perfect anniversary dinner.
What has been the most memorable anniversary experience that you’ve ever had?