Ideas to Celebrate an Anniversary

See ideas to celebrate an anniversary starting with a romantic dinner for two, including recipes and table setting. Plus get more ideas for larger celebrations like these anniversary party ideas. Why go out when you can celebrate at home with a lovely dinner for two and dessert and bubbly.

ideas to celebrate an anniversary

Celebrate an anniversary by setting up a romantic table for two in a location you don’t usually dine in like in front of the fireplace, outside on the porch, or even in the bedroom.

Sometimes it’s just so difficult to actually go out to dinner for those special occasions. You have the kids, it’s in the middle of the week, It’s overly crowded or expensive. I think setting up an intimate dinner for two is a great way to celebrate.

This anniversary celebration is lovely for a Valentines Day at home, too. 

 ideas to celebrate an anniversary, set up a small table for two for intimate dinner
celebrate an anniversary with this Romantic Tables for Two place setting and small gift
celebrate an anniversary with red roses
Romantic Tablescape for Two, bottle of Prosecco
Romantic Tablescape for Two with couple giving a gift.

Romantic Table Setting Ideas

These ideas work to celebrate an anniversary, Valentines Day, or other special occasion for two.

  • Turn any small table into a romantic dinner table just by draping it with fabric. I used an outdoor patio table which is the perfect size for two.
  • This table is simple and combines the hottest trends: black and white stripes, gold, and calligraphy tags.
  • I added a “watch” detail tied around the neck of a bottle of Prosecco as a nod to the passage of time. This works well for anniversary dinners.
  • A large bouquet of roses represent “love” and Valentines Day. A tall arrangement is placed to the side so it doesn’t block the view and conversation.
  • Small anniversary gifts can be placed on top of each place setting. This way it becomes part of the decor.
red roses centerpiece
ideas to celebrate an anniversary, dinner for two at home

Dinner Menu

This menu offers some classic dishes that are easy to prepare.

It’s no surprise that a romantic dinner should be delicious but not over-filling. Here are some suggestions with our go-to recipes.

  • Create a surf and turf menu with our favorite salmon with red pepper coulis recipe and filet with balsamic glaze. I suggest serving one of each and sharing them. That way you don’t get too full. Plus nothing is more romantic than sharing food.
  • This Valentines day salad is perfect for romance with its heart-shaped beets!
  • When it’s time for everyone’s favorite part of the meal – dessert – serve this amazing Kahlua creme brulee and watch your partner melt. It’s a great make-ahead dessert that can be placed in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve. You don’t want to pass this up!
  • Of course you’ll want to serve a bottle of champagne or prosecco with dinner. Nothing is more celebratory than that!
Romantic Tablescape for Two, creme brulee dessert
small anniversary gift box

Anniversary Ideas for Larger Groups

Do you have any plans for your anniversary celebration or Valentines day? Give some of these idea a try and let me know how it goes.

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  1. Love the look of the fig halves. Never tried these. How do you eat them? Rind and all? Thanks.

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