We love our parents. They brought us into this world, afterall. But how often do we get to show them just how much they mean to us? Their anniversary is an uncommon event – a chance to celebrate them together, as a couple, and all the memories they’ve made. This year, show your parents how much you appreciate them by celebrating their special day. We’ve put together a list of five creative ideas to help you celebrate your parents anniversary.
1. Recreate old family photos
If you’re looking for a thoughtful, inexpensive, and funny gift, look no further. You’ve seen the photo comparisons online – one image showing a few cute kids in 80s or 90s clothes, and the other showing the same kids, fully grown, but posing and dressed like their former selves? Bonus points if the photo you’re recreating is particularly funny – maybe one of the kids is in full meltdown, or two of the kids are fighting with each other. For this present, you’ll just need some old photos and to live close enough to your siblings to create this. Put the photos in a small photo album or a nice frame and surprise your parents. You can reminisce about the original photo and how far you’ve all come.
2. Parent photoshoot
Want to focus only on your parents? Get them a couples photoshoot! You can even go so far as to get them color-coordinated outfits and plan the location. We recommend our matching “Soul/Mate” t-shirts, of course! With this gift, you’re helping them build memories to look back on. Once the photos are ready, get their best photo framed for them.
3. Send them on a scavenger hunt leading down memory lane
If you have a little more time on your hands, a scavenger hunt can be a really thoughtful gift. Do your parents live in the same town they met and married in? Write up clues that will lead them from the location of their first date, to where they got engaged, got married, your first elementary school, and their friend’s houses. There are so many places that can be sentimental – brainstorm and put together a list. Try to make the final location a special one – where they will meet up with you and your siblings. At the end of the scavenger hunt, present them with a photo album full of all the memories you just walked them through in the hunt.
4. Celebrity shout outs
Just like it sounds, you can now get personalized messages from a celebrity of your choice. We like Cameo – where you can search through available celebs and their rates. Once you choose the right person for your parents, give them a few notes on your parents and you’ll get a sweet (or funny – your choice) message to surprise your parents with.
5. Throw a surprise party
We especially like the surprise party for landmark anniversaries, since this option can be a bit pricey. Find a venue and put together a guest list with all their friends and family. To decorate, use all the old photos you can find, to give the guests some fun visuals. When your parents walk in and see all their friends and family, they will be shocked by how much effort you put in to make it happen. That effort will mean the world to them, and being surrounded by their loved ones is sure to make them feel extra special on their big day.
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