COVID – 19 lockdown has brought everything on standstill from economy to people’s lives. People have started to get desperate and the most desperate are those who have their birthdays and wedding anniversaries during Quarantine. They are not able to celebrate it to the fullest, they are not able to host parties, invite their friends or do anything which they always wanted to do on their special days. You might have planned a lot of things to make your anniversary a grand celebration. But because of quarantine you are not able to do all that. Well, you don’t have to worry about that as you can still celebrate your day your way!
Yes, what most people do in their anniversaries, they either celebrate with a lot of people or celebrate with their partners. They go for a movie, they dine out, they shop, they enjoy, they drink, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. You can do all this even in quarantine without going out! And I guarantee you will love your this anniversary celebration more than any other celebration!
If you are also feeling sad for not being able to celebrate your wedding anniversary in quarantine, then this post is for you. Here in this post we are sharing with you some wonderful tips to celebrate your wedding anniversary in quarantine.
Here we go…..
1. Accept the fact
Whether it is your 1st wedding anniversary or 25th wedding anniversary, it is about you and your partner. Yes, the most important people in the whole event are you TWO! So, the first thing that you need to do to celebrate wedding anniversary in quarantine is – ACCEPT THE FACT! Accept that it is like this only. The moment you will accept it from your heart; you will be able to release all the pain and sadness that you have for not being able to celebrate your anniversary. Remember, happy hearts do not see scarcity, they are able to see opportunity even in adversity. So, first become happy about everything, about your life, and about everything else!
2. Personalize it your way
As said earlier, your wedding anniversary is about you and your partner. This means you have the privilege to personalize your anniversary completely. You can create wonderful moments even at home while quarantine. Remember, celebration doesn’t happen with a lot many people, it can happen even without a crowd if you are happy within. Right now you have the privilege to make your event completely yours. Now you do not have to worry about your guests, about their complaints, about their tantrums. It’s just you and your significant other. Do things which both of you like!
3. DIY the décor
Quarantine or lockdown shouldn’t stop you from doing things that you can manage to do, like decoration. Yes, you can decorate your house, with DIY projects. And the best thing is that you have plenty of time to DIY décor items. Like you can collect all your wedding pictures and make a beautiful collage. Or you can just strung your pictures with ribbons from the ceiling at an accurate distance in the entire room. You can use your leftover balloons, string lighting (that you use in festivals and other occasions), natural plants etc. The idea is to create an ambience for the celebration.
4. Cook yourself
Whether you are a nice cook or not that doesn’t matter. What matters the most is your willingness to cook for your partner. Yes, even if you don’t know how to bake a cake, you can replace it with a pie or cream puffs. You can even use bread jam in place of a cake. You don’t have to be a wonderful chef for celebrating a great anniversary party in quarantine. Cook all that you and your partners love to savor on. Easy recipes for your party could be; cold coffee, white sauce pasta, homemade pizza, taco soup, assorted veggies salad, etc.
5. Look your best
Just because you are not going out for celebration or nobody is coming to celebrate with you, you won’t get ready is inappropriate. In fact, you should get ready and look your best. Wear your favorite cocktail dress or gown along with the heels for your anniversary. Similarly your partner should also wear appropriate attire for the evening!
6. Couple dance
It is your day, and it is up to you how you want to make it. Go as wild as you want, arrange for some good couple dance music and let both of you get loosened. Your day should be filled with love, romance, and lots of fun. That is all you need to celebrate your wedding anniversary even during quarantine.
7. Cheer it up
The Champaign that you specially brought for your anniversary or any other drink that is available at your home, just toast it up for the togetherness, for the love that you two share, for the bond that you two have, for the life that you cherish, for the safety that you have got, and for everything that you are grateful of, TOAST IT UP! Enjoy the moment to the fullest!
8. Arrange for a candle light dinner
Wedding anniversaries should be romantic by all means. You should leave no stone unturned to make your day extra special. Instead of having a plain supper on your dining table, make it a romantic affair. Switch off all the lights and simply arrange for some nice candles and place them on the dining table. And yes, don’t miss to play some romantic music in the background. Music will simply add to your celebration.
9. Watch your favorite movie
Anniversaries are not meant for sleeping, especially when only you two are there. It is the time to celebrate fully. It is the time to watch your favorite movie with your partner. Make sure you arrange for popcorn and other snacks items beforehand for your movie time. Watching a movie with your partner on your favorite couch will take you down the memory lane for sure.
10. Handmade gift
You don’t always have to buy things to make your partner happy. Handmade gifts can also leave a huge impact on your partner. In fact, handmade gifts are more precious, because they not only contain love of your partner, but also they contain the efforts of your partner. You can give your partner a handmade anniversary greeting card. It is very easy to make cards at home. And you don’t have to be a great artist for making a card. All you need is to be creative and that’s all. Besides, you can consider writing a romantic poem for your partner that you can read while your couple dance. You can consider giving her a rose, or a small bouquet made at home, there are many such items that you can make at home! So, don’t lose hope, just be cheerful and enjoy!
11. Get your camera ready
If you own a DSLR, make sure you keep it ready to capture wonderful moments of your anniversary. And if you don’t have a DSLR, make the best use of your smartphone. Of course, smartphones are very smart these days. You can plan to do something special like – keep capturing moments for the whole day. Like when your wife is cooking capture her while cooking, likewise, keep capturing pictures of the day. You are going to cherish these pictures later for sure.
12. Be happy
Last but not least, be happy! Yes, it is crucial! You don’t need to feel sad about the situation. In fact, be grateful that you got some time to spend with each other. Make this time special, make it memorable that you can cherish all your life. Begin your day with a beautiful smile and a cup of coffee with your partner. Whether you celebrate your anniversary at home or in some restaurant, it is imperative that you are happy. There is no need to celebrate the anniversary for the namesake. It is your day and it is up to you how to make it your way. If you are happy from within, the location doesn’t matter, the size of the celebration doesn’t matter. What matters is your love, your bond, and your happiness!
So, be happy in whatever you do. Anything that you will do with a happy heart and content mind will lead to immense happiness and fulfilment!
These are the things that you can do to celebrate your wedding anniversary in quarantine. Believe it or not, this is going to be your happiest wedding anniversary ever! Remember, there is no dearth of solutions who are optimistic in their lives. Only people with a scarcity mind see problems in everything. If you are optimistic you can still manage to celebrate your day in a BIG WAY!
So, don’t think too much just start planning for your anniversary now and make it the best one! You can do anything you like to make your day a very special day. ENJOY YOUR DAY!!