I’m looking for some inexpensive ideas for celebrating our three-year anniversary this August 8. Instead of doing gifts, we decided last year to start taking an anniversary trip. This year, we’ll be less than four weeks away from our official due date for Baby Girl, so traveling or doing tons of walking or outdoor activities won’t be much of an option for us.
There’s a possibility we could do something on one of the last two weekends in July, but that’s subject to a couple of factors we are still working out schedule-wise. Michael works every Saturday now, so we are looking at a Saturday evening through Sunday during the day outing most likely. One night and full or partial day away–just the two of us–would be fantastic. A bed and breakfast somewhere near Houston would be lovely I think.
We had a great ‘staycation’ last year here in Houston, and we’re definitely open to doing that again.
We have a low budget for our anniversary this year, but we’re both ready and excited to be creative!
Thanks so much! I love both of these ideas. A "staycation" at home sounds really great!!! I'm really thinking about the scavenger hunt idea too. Michael would absolutely LOVE that kind of thing 🙂 He's too busy to read my blog right now (at I least I think he is, so hopefully he won't have a clue if I decide to do something like that).
I have an idea, but hope your husband doesn't read your blog. My husband and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary in April, and we were much in the same situation. I was (am) very pregnant too and our budget was around a couple hundred dollars. We, too, had agreed on not exchanging gifts.
We decided to stay in town and let my parents watch our 1yr old. We decided to do a nice dinner, a movie, and stay home and relax. Well, I surprised him a little. While he was at work, I organized a scavenger hunt around the house the day before our date with sweet and meaningful clues, went out and bought a new dress, and set up the last clues in town. On the day of our date, I told him I had to leave for a little while, and who'd he was perplexed, he played along. On my way out, I'd set an alarm to go off ten minutes after I left with the first clue taped to the alarm clock (it was hidden in the nursery, so he had to find where the music was coming from).
The last of the clues led him to the nicest hotel in town where I waited for him in our room in my new dress. From there we went out to a fancy restauraunt and enjoyed the rest of the evening! My husband was very surprised and said he felt so special 🙂
I'd recommend it to anyone:)
Kate Dawson says
A full day and night to yourselves in your house and you're not allowed to do housework. Dinner, Movie, sleep in, cook out, relax. It was a hit in the Dawson family.