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Romantic Ideas for 2-Year Anniversaries

by Aurora LaJambre

Couples celebrating a two-year anniversary deserve to mark the occasion with a romantic evening of sharing memories and hopes for the future. Aside from finding a meaningful gift, plan a romantic evening around shared activities and interests. A two-year anniversary helps set the stage for the many anniversaries to follow. Marking the occasion with quality time together will show your love.

Tickets for Two

Two years of building a relationship merits a little splurge. In the name of your two-year anniversary, treat yourselves to two tickets to an event you'll both enjoy. Buy tickets to a favorite sporting event or see a live band. If you're looking for something more relaxing, book a couples massage followed by a quiet dinner overlooking a body of water or other natural landscape. Use this as a time to celebrate the things that bring you together, the moments of shared peace and joy.

Getaway

Few surprises are more romantic than a surprise getaway for two, regardless of the destination. For a two-year anniversary, taking your partner away shows she has your undivided attention and gives you both a chance to reconnect. Go to a peaceful bed and breakfast if you live in an urban area, or vice versa. A change of scenery removes everyday distractions and routines so you can share new experiences and simply relax. For fun, have matching T-shirts or sweatshirts made to commemorate the trip and satisfy the tradition of exchanging cotton gifts.

Dinner and Memories

If you enjoy cooking together, create a healthy menu inspired by your most memorable meals. Choose a dish that you had on a first date or a delicious birthday or other holiday. Make a playlist of special songs and take your time preparing the food with love. Light candles on the table, pull out your best dishes and share a slow meal. Healthy food nourishes the mind, body and spirit. Sharing a nutritious meal can also nourish your relationship and inspire a healthy future.

Thrills for Two

Often the most memorable moments become the most romantic. Do something extraordinary for your two-year anniversary. Start by writing down some of the activities you've always wanted to do. Bungee jumping, sky diving and river rafting are a few types of activities that will make this an anniversary to remember. Facing your fears together with strengthen the relationship and infuse the day with excitement.

About the Author

Aurora LaJambre is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn, N.Y. For over five years she's covered topics in culture, lifestyle, travel, DIY design and green living for print and online media. Her publication credits include "WOW Women on Writing," "Six States" and Catalogs.com. She graduated from New York University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing.

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