Look at all these Amazing Anniversary Celebration Ideas…
It would probably take us the next 25 years to celebrate using all of your ideas. Every single one of them is romantic, some very soulful and a couple delightfully naughty! You can bet we’ll DEFINITELY work on them all. Even the invitation to Bali!
We thank each and every one of you for taking the time to share your thoughts, love and well-wishes. May you be as blessed as we are.
Happy anniversary! I love dancing…feeling a rhythm and moving to express myself. So, my suggestion to you is to dance to your favorite slow music with a fraction of an inch separating you…..nothing touching but the energy between you two ~Hugs, Marika
Congratulations to you and Robert! Hawaii is my favorite get away. I suggest Kauai. Enjoy! ~Best Regards, Bernice
I truly don’t know a lot about your likes and dislikes, but think finding a Cabana or cabin on a beach somewhere that you can have a view of the sunrise or sunset and be able to swim and just by yourselves and enjoy each others company would be very special. I love getting together with people, but the alone time is so refreshing and needed. Happy anniversary and many more to you both. Take care. ~Kay Malmquist
How exciting Nanette and Robert!!! Happy 5th Anniversary to both of you. I have a few suggestions. But it would depend on your tastes and styles of course.
- If you enjoy wine, there are a LOT of wineries in the wonderful state of VA. There are numerous wine trails you can follow and most of them take you to the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah.
- Lighthouses: Michael and I were going to take a New England Lighthouse tour after retirement. WE LOVE lighthouses. We decided on New England vs the southeast because we have seen pretty much all of the southeast lighthouses. At first we talked about going on it on our own until I talked to a Lighthouse Store owner in the quaint little town of Occoquan in northern VA. He recommended taking a guided tour because there are some lighthouses you cannot get to from the coast or even go in and visit unless you are on a guided tour. He had tons of pictures and it convinced us to do the guided tour.
- Colonial Williamsburg: LOTS to do and see. James River Plantations to visit and tour, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown. We did the Civil War Plantation Tour from VA to New England for our honeymoon. There are several bed and breakfasts where you could stay. If you want to stay at a really nice place but costs $$, stay at the Williamsburg Lodge.
- Romance in the mountains: Mountain Lake Resort where Dirty Dancing was filmed. We spent a four day weekend there in October one year and it was beautiful. Dirty Dancing posters were everywhere. It was after the movie had been released. It was so KEWL to go to the cabins and stand where you knew hunk Patrick had been and where “baby” danced herself across the bridge. http://www.mtnlakehotel.com/
- Savannah: LOVED Charleston, but after going to Savannah, Charleston takes second place. With it being the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, if you like this type of vacation, this would be the year to go. We loved both cities.
- Beach: I know you are in NC and you probably see the beach quite a bit. But even living as close as I do, I still love the beach and still love to vacation at the beach.
Okay, I think I have probably come up with more than you intended any one individual to come up with. I just wanted to share mine and Michael’s happy vacations/anniversaries and hope you have the same. One of these days, I hope to have this again.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! You are the best Nanette. And you too Robert for marrying Nanette!! ~Trish
Dear Nanette and Robert; My idea is to have a six month “GIVING” contest between the two of you. To see which one can give more patience, luv, compassion, understanding, support, motivation and sensuality to the other. But of course at the end of the six months, you both win the contest! Happy Anniversary! ~Angela
Congratulations to you and Robert. Actually I have a question, which is. Why is it, that when two people are in love, it is so important to go to an interesting place ? Surely the object of their desire is before them. No I have not YET found the one. Best wishes to you and Robert, ~George.
I’m the simple celebration type. A weekend getaway, secluded, nice romantic dinner the day off. A nice suite to relax in. Alone time, staying in the hotel. No outside disturbances. Learn more about one another. Enjoy! Congrats!! This year will mark 20 years for my wife and I.
Congratulations! You should be very proud!!! Thank you for sharing and for helping us single women, especially us that are relatively new at it!Surely there is one place that you both have always wanted to go and just needed a reason. If not, me- being the whimsical girl I am- (and hoping my next partner will be even close to as whimsical!)- I think I’d spin a globe and with our eyes closed, stop it with my index finger and start packing! Bon Voyage! Enjoy~ A:)
Nanette: Congratulations! That is so great. I’m glad you two found each other. One thing that might be kind of fun is to plan a picnic together, but to bring something special along. Each of you could buy a special journal book and on the first ten pages, write one specific memory you have from your five years together. The more details the better. Then you can take turns reading one memory as you sip your wine and have your snacks. I don’t know about you, but when someone remembers the details of a special time we’ve shared, it makes the memory even that more special to me. Also, each of you may have forgotten some of the events or the funny/special details, so some of them might be a nice gift to the other person. Oh, and you could save the books and update them on your 10th anniversary. Don’t forget to read the entries then from the first five years before you read the new ones! Best wishes! ~Carol
Go to the coast and rent a small cabin on the water with a fireplace and a hot tub. No cellphones, pda”s tv”s allowed. Romantic fires. Walks on the beach at night. Laying in bed cheek to cheek in the am
Congrats on celebrating 5 years together with Robert! I love the beach, so my way of celebrating would be a beach getaway. It’s always romantic to walk on the beach at dusk…and we have great beaches close by or you could choose an island… Whatever you decide, I’m sure you’ll have a great time as you will be together. Take care, ~Marianne
Hi Nanette, You and Robert should come to South Beach…really, every day is paradise here. If you both like the ocean, palm trees, salsa dancing, and sunshine, you’ll love it here for a romantic weekend (but then again, I’m partial All the best and congratulations on your 5 year anniversary! ~Lauren Sonnenberg,
Congrats on your 5th year anniversary! I can’t believe it is that long. Well, you deserve it.
As far as sharing personal stuff, I don’t but I can see why you are. The message is that you were successful and are continuing to be blessed…wonderful! I really can’t suggest any place for you as I don’t know what is important to you, where you like to vacation or what would make the day special. That’s what I would do. Find something that affirms your relationship and has special meaning. Have fun where ever you decide and what ever you do! ~Jeanne
Vienna, Austria…one of the most romantic cities I’ve ever been to!
Would be very romantic to check out Buzios. It’s in Rio De Janiero, Brazil. To many more:) ~Danny Pellegriti
Happy 5th Anniversary to you both. How about returning to the place where you both first set eyes on each other, and toast your first meeting with glasses of champagne! Have a great day, and thanks for all your good work Nanette. ~Sharon
Congratulations on your five years!!!
Suggestions for your celebration totally depend upon what you and your husband enjoy doing. If you like the night life, being out, etc. you should go to Vegas or New York for the weekend – do fine dining and see some shows! If you like a more intimate celebration get a cabin in the mountains or on the beach and celebrate together in the beauty of nature!! ~Beth
Happy 5th Anniversary, Nanette and Robert!!… I’m so glad that things have turned out so well with you too that it brings tears to my eyes!… As for an idea… how about spending a few minutes in a florist shop, each of you picking out one special flower for the other person… ~Aurelio.
Congratulation Nanette, Even I’ve never met you personally, I’m happy and grateful just because you are somewhere in this world. You could plant a tree or some plant and watch it grow as your love grows. Greetings, ~Ana
Congratulations!!! How exciting and fun. One of the best places to go is Maui, or Kauai, walk on the beach every night and morning. Go snorkeling, or scuba diving. Maui has a morning bike ride down the hill, or get couples massages ahhhhhh. Go to the pool or jacuzzi at night. Very relaxing and beautiful. Wishing you many more years of Love and Happiness. ~Sheryl
Happy anniversary, go swimming with the dolphins. they love to interact with humans and will love to celebrate with you. ~ Judy Hall
Several ideas are running through my brain. On the economical and spiritual would be a retreat at Deer Park Monastery in Escondido California, with the Thich Nhat Hanh Order of Interbeing Buddhist community. Sitting , walking, eating, working meditation with time to smile and remember how lucky you are to be in love and have time together. You can Google for more info. The cost comes in at under $500 for the week. If you feel spendy, my other idea of heaven is a sweet little Victorian hotel in a quaint village with good food in walking distance, the beach near by, and sushi. Really spendy- the del Coronado Hotel in Coronado California; lots of ghosts, Some Like It Hot filmed there, Great food and definatly lots of places to walk and shop. Finally a week in NYC catching a fabulous show (or 7), dressing up, and eating from the street vendors. Throughout it all, remember to look in each others eyes. Breathe through every chakra. Laugh a lot. Cry if you need to . and stay in the moment. ~Blessings Mimi Rod
HI Nanette and Robert, Best wishes for an e-mail free day or at least an hour. ~Toni Brown
Dear Nanette, Congrats to both of you on your big day! Ideas…ideas..there is nothing better than a weekend for just the two of you..its about renewal of body, mind and soul and of course, the strengthening of love and romance! Or you can celebrate with a big group of people! Otherwise, how about a trip to Bali? Or you can come by Singapore for a visit? I will play host! =)) Love, ~Jo
Congratulations you two on your fifth wedding anniversary! My husband and I are celebrating our thirty-first anniversary today. We had dinner at the local Olive Garden–it is a week night and we had a gift certificate. I am a dietitian, and I was pleased that the calories are listed on menus of chain restaurants in Philadelphia. LOL! I had a nice seafood dinner, stuffed mushrooms, salad, and a glass of white wine. We shared a piece of lemon cake. We had a lovely dinner. You should do what you find most enjoyable. If you enjoy cooking, have a candle-lit gourmet meal at home, or dinner and a movie, picnic in the park, whatever appeals to you both.
Have fun and many more years of wedded bliss! ~Joan
Why don’t you and Robert go to Hawaii? I know that sounds trite, but I knew people who went there and said it’s wonderful.:-) On my honeymoon, I will ask Dan if he and I can go (he’s the man I will be attracting soon-I actually think it may be someone named Gene). ~Anne Carpenter
Good for you, enjoying a special day. This might seem romantic or not, but it is in my world. Decide what your favorite food is, go shopping together for the ingredients, and then cook together exactly the way you like it. Set a lovely table with candles and flowers, or take it out to a beautiful park for a picnic. The shopping and cooking together, and tasting the food as you make it together, is really a lovely way to spend some quality time. Hope you have a happy one, whatever you do! ~Laurel Clark
Congratulations hope you have many more years of bliss together ~ Patricia Mackey
Congratulations! The most romantic place I can think of is to rent a Bungalow on the water in Bora Bora. You could go to Tahiti but Bora Bora is more fun to say. ~Deb
I would recommend North Queensland Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Although there was a cyclone which affected some parts of Queensland, there are still lots of great places to visit. Much better that Maui!!!! ~Regards Sandra Cabot
May I suggest you and hubby spend that day at home, being totally naked, place a warning sign outside your front door, no visitors! Go about your house work and make love as often as you feel like. Eat salad and fruit. Meditate etc. (Hope this suggestion does not upset you). ~Vivian Mario Gunter
Just get yourself off anywhere, just the two of you . Leave your regular world behind and just appreciate the special 5 years that you’ve enjoyed together. And look forward to the next 5, 10, 15, 20 years of the special affection that you have for each other. Happy Anniversary. Enjoy. ~Mick O’Reilly
This is lovely!!! Here in South Africa one is able to go on a balloon ride early in the morning and the company supplies a champagne breakfast, I have not been on it yet so I don’t know if you have your breakfast up in the air or if it is afterwards when you land. Another idea that is lovely here in South Africa is going to a African Safari B-and-B or Resort and they supply the bubble bath and rose petals and you share time with your loved one in nature with elephants close by. Have the best, ~Gillian
Imagine the garden of Eden; you, him, nature and God. ~ Charles Omoro
Dear Nanette. congratulations and best wishes for your loving relationship to blossom and grow even more beautiful. Make a few more people as happy and joyous as you are by offering a free course on how to attract their soul mate and be as happy as you are, this will add tp your happiness and joy a thousand fold and you will be showered with blessings from above. ~Love Shariffa
Happy Anniversary. whatever you decide I am sure it will be amazing ~Pat
For me a romantic 5th anniversary would be just being with each other and thanking the creator for bring you guys together. Maybe a nice romantic dinner. And some extra fun later! LOL! Get a room with a jacuzzi. It is awesome. ~Nicole
I’m so happy for you and your husband because of your anniversary, you might remember me, we talked on the phone a couple of weeks ago, I share your happiness because you finally found the love of your life and my suggestion is, go to Paris and take a cruise by the Eiffel tower. An experience that you’ll never forget. ~Silvia Quelal
Our 5th wedding anniversary we did a riverboat cruise down the Mississippi. One of the most amazing/relaxing trips ever. Going in and out of locks, sitting on our private porch and watching the world go by, great people, wonderful towns to visit. ~Jeanette Chasworth
Hi Nanette. Congratulations on your 5 year Anniversary. My suggestion is visit all the places you first became a couple. Example first met. First kiss. Where he proposed. Wish you and Robert all the happiness and love. ~Karen Andrachik
Dear Nanette, Happy Anniversary to the couple that inspired me and gave me hope! Here are some ideas: Taking a plan vacation: Amelia Island Bermuda Turks & Caicos Key West. Saying at home: Give your weekend a theme…for example: a weekend of firsts…..everything you do has to either be something you have never done, something he has never done or something the both of you have never done. I am sending much love and many blessing for you both and for your relationship together! ~Doreen Esposito
Happy Anniversary! I just got my heart broken, so I really can’t share or think of a destination. But, I can tell you to appreciate each moment with each other, look into each other’s eyes, go to a place that you have never been before, and reminisce about all the memories you have shared together so far…..and just be with it in a state of gratitude. Best, ~Kathy Rex
My suggestion is for each of you to write “what you mean to me …” because words placed in the mailbox of your heart will open it even more for greater acceptance of love and gratitude. ~Antoinette
Hi Nanette, Am not much with words so here is my brief suggestion for enjoying your anniversary by spending intimately this day with yourselves alone in a far away quiet place to rekindle your love with more fire in it…congratulations to you two… ~Jun
Dear Nanette, I’m a mush, I love the water, have you thought about Puerto Rico? Its warm and very beautiful. Its extremely reasonable and very romantic. Closer to home, NC? Take a drive in the mountains, find a bread and breakfast preferably around water, and water falls. Small cozy away from so many people because you spend so much time with helping others so allow the two of you to be catered and relax! Enjoy each other… 5 years is only the beginning. God Bless and warmest regards ~Margot
A weekend (or longer if possible) at a historical bed and breakfast in Charleston, SC, complete with carriage ride through the battery district, delightful dining, a trip to the nearby gardens which are in full bloom, maybe a moonlight boat dinner, a boat trip over to Ft. Sumter if you are history buffs, lovely strolling weather to gaze into the famous Charleston alley gardens and to shop at all the wonderful specialty shops and the market. It is always a romantic place!!
Hi Nanette! Wanted to wish you & Robert a very wonderful, romantic, blissful anniversary!!! ~Traci Rohm
A good outing is a hot air balloon outing. It is so quiet up there and you have the great view to enjoy with awsome company. Enjoy! ~Eva Odendaal