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18 Amazingly Creative Six-Month Anniversary Ideas


In anniversary terms, six months is becoming an increasingly popular event, so to make sure yours is memorable, here are a few celebratory ideas.

It’s a fact that relationships are often a little less permanent than once they were. People fall in and out of relationships more frequently and with more ease. Because of this, celebrating “first” anniversaries has even begun to include the six-month mark, which can be a fun and exciting time to spend some extra quality time together.

Celebrating your first six months together

There’s no special secret to celebrating a six-month anniversary, which shouldn’t really be treated differently than any other. However, if you’re looking for a little twist in your celebration, then look no further than the following list. Here, we’ve included 18 ideas that creatively employ the number “6” as their theme.

#1 Totally tubular. Hopefully you’ve got a load of photos, memories, and videos from your time together. So how about stitching them all together and compiling them into a single six-minute video/slideshow? Then, with a little gentle music playing in the background, upload it to YouTube and send them the link. If they’re a romantic soul, they’ll love it. [Read: 20 most romantic songs for the one you love]

#2 Blossoming relationships. Nothing says “I love you” better than flowers, so how about incorporating the six month theme into a bouquet? It could be six of her favorite flowers in one small bunch, six different types of flowers, or, if you’re really feeling fancy, six whole bouquets. [Read: 22 romantic flowers that are favorites with women]

#3 A lesson in love. Buy your loved one a course of six lessons. What those lessons might be exactly is entirely up to you and your special someone, but these could include things like cookery, language lessons, DIY projects, or a sporting pursuit such as skiing.

#4 You rang? Give your anniversary date an IOU for six minutes of your time, in which you promise to do absolutely ANYTHING they ask. This could be an opportunity for a lot of fun and laughs, or even something a little spicy… [Read: The perfect romantic massage to turn your lover on]

#5 Lying down on the job. Few things are more relaxing or rewarding than a bit of time spent in a spa. Buy your loved one a six-hour package that allows them to be indulged and pampered to their heart’s content.

#6 If music be the food of love… It worked back in the day, so why not give it a go again now—the time-tested mix tape. Put six songs on a tape or CD that sum up your time together in the most romantic way possible and make a memorable gift of it for your loved one. [Read: 7 ways to make dating a music lover more fun!]

#7 Treasure island. A new twist on a traditional idea, try a six-stage treasure hunt that ends with some anniversary gift or other surprise for a unique and memorable marker to your burgeoning relationship.

#8 John Hughes style. You’ve seen the movie Sixteen Candles, right? Well, try a variation on that theme and light up a ready-poured bath with candles to mark the occasion. Not a measly six, however, but a full 183 to mark each day you’ve been together. Highly memorable and extremely impressive. [Read: 9 wild ways to have sex in the shower and enjoy it!]

#9 A racy date. If your other half is a petrol head, then buy them access to a racetrack for a full six laps, driving any awesome car or bike that they wish. There are many places that provide this kind of gift package.

#10 Dining out. Not just once, but a full six times. In the final six days leading up to your anniversary, take your significant other out each night to different but equally swanky restaurants. Just make sure the best is saved for last. [Read: Foodie dates: 15 trendy dinner ideas for new couples]

#11 A feast for two. Cooking a meal for someone at home is always high up on the list of potential romantic dates, but to mark this special occasion, try making a six-course meal. Just make sure that each course is quite light. Otherwise, you won’t be able to move at the end of it… never mind anything else!

#12 Marathon man. If your other half is a big lover of cinema, then how about suggesting a film marathon snuggled up on the sofa together? There are two ways to play this, depending on your respective stamina levels for film watching: either choose movies that collectively add up to six hours in length, or if you’re both really hardcore, watch six films in unbroken sequence. The latter is a great choice for Star Wars or James Bond fans. [Read: 40 romantic movie quotes about love and relationships]

#13 A trunk call. What could be more traditionally romantic than carving your names into a tree somewhere to commemorate your six months together? This may be as near to a permanent option as you’ll find. [Read: 10 foolproof tips for dating a nature lover]

#14 Plant a seed. Sticking with all things horticultural, how about planting something together to commemorate the occasion? Six trees or shrubs, perhaps? Just something that will serve as a long-term reminder of your first six months together. Then, you can *hopefully* watch them continue to bloom along with your relationship.

#15 A remembrance of things past. A perfect anniversary date is simply to take your other half on a date back to where it all began—six months ago. Simple, but romantically effective.

#16 Fake dating. This anniversary event is a fun take on the previous suggestion, which, once again, requires revisiting the place you first went on a date together. In this variation, however, you both pretend to have been meeting up with someone else who has stood you up, until one of you takes it upon yourself to make a move on the other.

The trick is to stay in character until you leave the joint. Not only is this a pleasant bit of silly fun, but it’s also a great opportunity to re-ask those “early days” types of questions, the answers to which you may have forgotten. [Read: 40 first date questions to have a great conversation]

#17 A six shooter. Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting that you get the guns out. The shots we’re referring to are the kind you drink. And what better way to start a fun-fuelled six-month anniversary date night at a bar or club than lining up a row of six alcoholic shots for each of you to down before moving on. A sure way to start the night off with a bang. [Read: 10 dirty drinking games for naughty guys and girls]

#18 Jet-setting. This one might need a few spare bucks in the bank to make happen, but it can be a great vacation option to mark the six-month anniversary event. Instead of rolling up at a beach somewhere and not moving for a week, try hitting the road. Depending on where you live in the world and your available budget, you could aim for hitting six counties, six states, or even six different countries within six days. An anniversary that neither of you would ever forget. [Read: 8 tips to have a great time when you travel as a couple]

Don’t let your six-month anniversary sail by. It’s an event that is certainly worth celebrating, and you can easily do so with any of these great ideas above.

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David Cullen
David Cullen
David Cullen is frequently described as erudite, insightful and witty – but only by himself and only after several large glasses of Rioja....

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