Have a romantic game night.
Hear us out on this one: Did you know there are a ton of games specifically designed for couples? From sexy board games meant to turn up the heat to cute card games that help you get to know each other better, many of these couples games can make for a very unique anniversary date night.
Take a candle making class.
Nothing says romance like candles, and what better than making your own? Candle making is something a bit different, and it gives you and your partner an opportunity to get practical and creative at the same time. And of course, at the end of the class you can take your candles home and use them to set the scene for the next part of the evening…
Go rock climbing.
OK, so this one doesn’t scream “romance,” but hear me out. Taking a step out of your comfort zone together can be really exciting! Especially if you and your partner have been together for a long time, seeing them tackle something a bit out of the ordinary can be a strong aphrodisiac. Plus, after you’ve used your muscles and gotten a bit sore and tired, you can give each other massages when you get home.
Create pottery together.
Think: that Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore scene in Ghost. A lot of pottery studios offer events where you and your boo can sip on a glass of wine while you make beautiful vases together. For an extra romantic twist, you can inscribe the things you make with the date of your anniversary and your names and fill them with fresh flowers on your subsequent anniversaries. Some events are held in groups, but for an extra fee you can often hire out the whole studio so you can have more privacy to be extra gooey and lovey-dovey while you create your masterpieces.
Go to a lecture or panel discussion.
Pick a subject that you’re both passionate about or interested in learning more about and go to a lecture or public conversation about it. Your local museum, university, city hall, or bookstore are all places to check for upcoming events. After the lecture go out for drinks together and discuss what you’ve learned and get caught up in friendly debate.
Rent a karaoke room.
The important part here isn’t just the karaoke; it’s the experience of having a private room to really let your inner Ariana Grande out. You can choose to sing all the songs that remind you of your boo or your relationship, sing romantic duets, and just generally make out in between songs without fearing disapproving stares.