Fourth Anniversary Fruit and Flower Celebration Inspiration
At some point in history, a beautiful genius decided that every wedding anniversary needed a theme. These themes are seemingly arbitrary, and there is even a modern version if the traditional ones don't work for you (we keep track of both here). Are they silly? Yes. Do they make sense? Absolutely not. Do I love them? You bet your ass I do.
The themes are a fun way to avoid the ever dreaded rut. The more you commit, the more you can avoid a boring future of dinners out or even worse, forgotten holidays. We have fun talking about the theme and how to celebrate.
By your fourth anniversary, it sure can be easy to phone it in. Just head out to dinner and call it a day. I will be honest with you, we did not nail this one (we were also a week away from a new baby, but still). We may have failed, but don't be like us! Be like you and awesome. The fruit and flowers theme lends itself to all sorts of cool inspiration. You can check out the gift ideas here.
What to Do
The ideas on Pinterest for this anniversary are particularly lame. Basically, just fruit puns. I have nothing against fruit puns, but its no inside tent or leather den or really anything fun. But clearly, they have missed the boat here, because I think so many great ideas are waiting to happen!
1. Berry-picking- I know it sounds cheesy, but we have had the best time doing this. Living in Northern California, we could actually go pick strawberries right by the beach. Can you hear the sea lions when you look at this picture? Needless to say, it was cool. Lots of areas, rural and urban have picking farms nearby, and dependent on your anniversary date, you could do whatever is seasonal and available. Then go home and make something with it. It's an activity that is out of the ordinary, but it won't break the bank either.
2. Start a garden- Are you a late-spring/ early-summer couple? You got this. Plant something. Plant a bush or a tree in the anniversary's honor, and every year you can see how much it grows. Don't have a yard? Plant an herb garden you can use at home OR look and see if there is any planting that needs done in your neighborhood. You could even volunteer together for replanting somewhere or to work for a day in a community garden. It can be so fun to get your hands dirty, and isn't it always somehow better to do this kind of thing for someone else?
A good way to revise the flower/ fruit theme is "Growing." Your marriage isn't new anymore, but now we all know the secret that things don't stop growing just because they aren't saplings. Think about things that grow in your life and build your anniversary plans around keeping things growing.
Do a fun fruit salad. Or carve something out of fruit? I want to see some anniversary- themed watermelon sculptures!
|I mean, come on. From Seasons of Joy|
What to Eat
This anniversary screams cake or pie, so there is plenty to dig into here. So this year I am looking for some fruity inspiration:
|from Design Sponge|
|from Eat Spin Run Repeat|
Just a Regular Old Amazing Cake. There is infinite pinteresty goodness around cakes with fruit. This is a goldmine, so you only have to find what idea fits you best. I had all sorts of ideas, and our cake was jank. I mean, really jank. Such a mess that I won't even put it up here, which I am never above doing. So let's look at other people's successes and ignore my 4th year failure:
|from Baker by Nature|
|from Dagmar's Kitchen|
|from Plain Chicken|
Ok, these are my best fruit and flower ideas! What did you do for your 4th anniversary?