Though many couples may wait until their first year together to do something special, you and your sweetie have made it to your six-month mark and want to celebrate. Make romantic plans and cherish this stage in your relationship. Several things you can do that will have you looking forward to your future together.
Romantic New Experience
Celebrate your anniversary by doing something out of the ordinary. Experiences help to bring people close together and form new memories, explains psychologist Ryan T. Howell, Ph.D., writing for "Psychology Today." Plan to take a romantic one day class. Perhaps you both can enroll in a chocolate-making course and make heart-shaped candies for each other. Maybe you both can receive a lesson in pottery painting and paint plate ware together. Alternatively, go on a day trip. Head to the beach and collect seashells for each other. Or, consider strolling hand and hand at a botanical garden.
Table for Two
Head out for your anniversary meal at a local eatery. Select a place that evokes a romantic feeling with its atmosphere and cuisine, such as a French or Italian restaurant. Alternatively, plan a date night at home. Prepare a romantic meal together. Think spaghetti and meatballs or a heart-shaped pizza. Sit down for a candlelit dinner and play soft music in the background. Or, consider preparing a picnic dinner. Head to the park and read excerpts from a romantic poetry book to each other. Eat your meal as the sun begins to set.
Back to the Beginning
Go back to how it all began and literally repeat your first date all over again. Wear the same attire and head to the same places. Eat dinner back at the same restaurant and order the same meals. Discuss how much your relationship has grown over the past six months. Reminisce about any funny moments from your first date, such as your date knocking over his drink. Additionally, have the same entertainment you enjoyed after dinner. Catch a movie at the same theater, go bowling at the same alley or visit the same museum.
Anniversary Gift Exchange
By now, you are familiar with what your boyfriend likes and he knows what you appreciate, as well. An item that is thoughtful and heartfelt is the best gift for now, as suggested in the "Glamour" article, " Reader's Dilemma: My Boyfriend and I Are Celebrating 6 Months Together! Do I Give Him a Present?" by Rosemary Brennan. Perhaps your boyfriend would appreciate an action DVD starring his favorite actor or your girlfriend would like a novel from her favorite book genre.