Trying to Plan the Anniversary Snow Ball to Top All Others

by - Wednesday, November 14, 2012


So, please don't be annoyed with me for working too far ahead, but a month from yesterday is the 10th anniversary of the boy and I's first date- my junior/ his sophomore year's Christmas Dance. The first anniversary after we moved in together (3 years ago, crazy!) I surprised the Boy by decking out our already decked out apartment and making him a cake. Every year now I do a bunch of snowflakes and I bake the cake (red velvet, and pretty much the only thing I made totally from scratch), but since this is the big ten year anniversary, I am trying to think of ways to step up my game (and I can't improve the cake much- it is pretty good).



So this is the basic deal, I cover the furniture with light colored sheets (we even have white ones this year, so I am excited about that).  I make a million paper snowflakes and I hang them with curling ribbon for gifts. It is pretty high impact for something that costs all of about 10 bucks. The first time he was really surprised; after that, the surprise looked more like a tradition.

But I have been poking around looking for some new cool winter wonderland-y ideas, because even if I can't surprise him again, I would still like to sort of surprise him again. So here are some of the things I found.

Now, if I were made of money, they have some pretty white and sparkly things at anthropologie:

from anthropologie.com

from anthropologie.com

 So I think these final three, which are essentially made of white puff balls of varying sophistications, I can make my own version of. I kind of think it would be cool to hang garlands down vertically, so it actually looks like it is snowing, but since we still have to live in the house, and it is not just my crafting staging area, I probably should not invest much in them since they will be immediately taken down. Still, I think verticality might be the key to a wow factor here.
I also found some stuff poking around Pinterest:

from pinterest.com


from pinterest.com
from pinterest.com
Ok, so the real theme here is verticality. I have also seen a bunch of cool stuff using only white christmas lights, of which we have (way) too many because of the wedding, so I may do something with that. Any suggestions? Do you have any good traditions for dating anniversaries?  I have also been thinking about other treats, but they would have to be made out of vegetables and air to counter the cake stuff. It's a tough call on that one.




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