First Anniversary Parties: A New Spin on Dinner & a Movie

by Kate
(Delaware)

Let me start off by saying that my husband and I are not a traditional couple. From the time our relationship began to the day of our wedding, and beyond, we've not particularly tried to meet to social standards of what any occasion should be like.


For our one year anniversary, I knew I didn't want to have the same old boring party. So, I had a plan to take the tried and true date idea of dinner and a movie, and switch a few things up to make it into an interesting party that our guests wouldn't soon forget.

First, we had to find a way to feed all of our guests in a way that was unique but still inexpensive. After all, we were on a budget, so hiring a private chef or something over the top of that nature was out of the question. So, what was relatively cheap and guaranteed to please a crowd?

Pizza, of course. We didn’t just order a few from the local Italian restaurant and call it a day, of course. We’re way too clever for that. Instead, we purchased all the ingredients we’d need from our grocery store and set up a station where everyone could make their own pizzas completely from scratch, along with tons of toppings to choose from.

It turned out to be a really fun bonding experience for everyone involved, and absolutely delicious.

We finished eating just in time for the “movie” portion of our evening, but instead of the traditional movie, we decided to see a local theater’s production of Sweeney Todd.

This is kind of unusual for an anniversary, but again, that’s what we were going for. It turned out to be one of the best plays I had ever seen. Instead of being performed on a stage, it was done in a room, where the “stage” was set among different sections of the audience. We not only watched, but were involved in the play by the actors. It is also important to note that everyone in attendance paid for themselves.

Fifteen dollars a ticket isn’t much for one person to pay, but if we had attempted to do it for everyone, it surely would have broken our budget. The guests were not upset about paying for their own tickets, however, because they had such a great time!

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