10 year anniversay and no money to do anything special. . .

United States
July 16, 2007 9:56am CST
In September, my husband and I will be married 10 years. We have enough money to pay our bills and everything, but there is no extra money to do anything special for our 10 year anniversary. It makes me sad for several reasons. My husband works hard and we don't really take family vacations. I feel like he needs a nice break, as do I :-). We haven't gone away to celebrate our anniversary since our 2nd year of marriage. A lot of our friends are also celebrating 10 years and they are taking cruises or going away for a week to the beach etc. It doesn't have to be expensive to be special, fun and relaxing, but I want to do something. . .just the two of us. Does anyone have any suggestions for something special on a low budget? Thanks!
3 responses
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
18 Jul 07
Oh I hope you are able to do something special- even if just for the night- How about send the kids away and plan a quiet night in for just the 2 of you- Bubble bath- massage- dinner- no interuprtions. Are there any movie places in your town that are cheaper- we have dollar movie theaters in our town- this would make a nice night out- congrats on your 10 year soon!
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
since your husband works hard he must be feeling tired after work... how about a "massage and bath treat" for your anniversary? if you don't have a budget to celebrate your anniversary, you can do it at home. first is the bath soak with rose petals. and the bedroom as well as bathroom are lighted with candles only. the room must be scented with your favorite scents and with a relaxing background music. join him in the bath soak for 30 minutes. :) the massage will follow. use scented oils as relaxant. back, shoulders, hands, feet and head would be the target areas. let him relax after the 30-minute massage while you prepare the dinner table. i don't know the type of house you have but if your room has a patio or a big window with a view... that would be great or perhaps at the garden if you have it. dinner could be light and flavourful. again, background music of your favorite songs would be nice this time. if you could keep off the phone and the kids for at least 2 hours during your anniversary night, that would be great. :) goodluck!
@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Actually i know exactly what you are talking about.. I will be married 9 years this year and i haven't really done anything special in the past. It's sad yes but at the same time as long as i am with my husband it's fine. I don't need a cruise or things like that to prove to him I am happy. Just him and I being together is enough. Very Seldom we go on trips too, Actually I can't even remember the last time we did as a family. But I love my husnamd and we can only spend a certain amount of money which really is our bills.. Geesh you know why do they have to have such a thing. (bills) Here is a suggestion though if you have any children ask someone to watch them the night of your anniversary and you and your husband go out and eat or make something special at home just the two of you. i've done before as well.