How to Decorate for a One-Year Anniversary Party

by Chris Brower
The right decorations make your one-year anniversary party one to remember.

The right decorations make your one-year anniversary party one to remember.

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A one-year anniversary is one of the first big milestones of a marriage or other relationship. Thus, a one-year anniversary should both celebrate and honor that first year. The proper decorations help people get in the celebratory mood and reflect back on the previous year, recalling how the relationship has changed and grown since then. Decorations don't have to be expensive or time-consuming. Instead, they should focus on the couple's interests and what makes their love special.

Items you will need

  • Balloons or banners
  • Photos
  • Picture frames
  • Poster board
  • Candles
  • Tablecloths
  • Confetti
  • Streamers
Step 1

Decide on a theme. A theme gives a party direction. Decide on what sums up the couple. Perhaps they're interested in hiking, the arts, technology, camping or cooking. Your decorations should draw from these themes.

Step 2

Hang up balloons or banners that say, "Happy Anniversary" or "Happy One-Year Anniversary."

Step 3

Make a poster board of photos of the couple. These can be in random order or in a specific time line, from when they met to now. If a wedding anniversary is being celebrated, include several photos from the wedding. Display this poster board on a table or on a wall. Include words or clip art on the poster board that reflect the theme, such as a picture of a canoe or the words, "Cooking up a great marriage," if the couple loves cooking.

Step 4

Use tablecloths with a color or style that ties into the theme of the party. If the couple are environmentalists, a green tablecloth looks good. If they're big sports fans, a tablecloth with the logos of their favorite sports team would work well.

Step 5

Add streamers and confetti to tables and other areas.

Step 6

Place a picture frame near the middle of each dining table with a picture of the couple. You can also place additional photos, not in frames, on the table for guests to look through.

Step 7

Place a lit candle in the center of each eating table.

Step 8

Use napkins that say "Happy Anniversary" or "Happy One-Year Anniversary."

About the Author

Chris Brower is a writer with a B.A. in English. He also spent time studying journalism and utilizes both to deliver well-written content, paying close attention to audience, and knowing one word could determine whether a product is a success or a failure. He has experience writing articles, press releases, radio scripts, novels, short stories, poems and more.

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