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10 Out-Of-The-Box Anniversary Celebration Ideas in Charlotte, NC

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Congratulations! If you're here, you must have made it through at least 1 year with the person you love.

Traditionally, anniversary gifts are marked by year with a material. Mix some tradition with a dash of modern by incorporating the material of your year(s) together in an outing or activity you both can enjoy. Whether you want a night between just the two of you, or an outing with friends, OccasionGenius staff have matched your year with unique activity ideas to accommodate your needs.


Year 1 Anniversary: Paper

Activity: To celebrate your first year together, some couples may want to cozy up, grab a couple drinks, and play some board games (made out of paper, of course)! New marriages can be stressful, this is a way to spend less money and more time together. Couples who want to share their benchmark with their family and friends can head on over to Piedmont Social House for a night full of fun and games. In addition to free board game time, they have table games, bowling, and arcade games.


Year 2 Anniversary: Cotton

Activity: Cotton is soft and soothing, it's only fitting that for the cotton anniversary you and your loved one go relax and take a break together. The Ballantyne Hotel has a luxurious spa where all you need to wear is a white cottony bath robe.


Year 3 Anniversary: Leather

Activity: Leather isn't a very romantic material. That is, until you see a craftsman saddle atop a magnificent horse! At Latta Equestrian Center you can take a horse out for a sunset ride with your significant other, making it a night neither of you will soon forget.


Year 4 Anniversary: Linen

Activity: Historically, common folk were to wear linen while people who could afford finer clothing wore silk. Defy history by taking your love to Barrington's for a night of fine dining; there's nothing humble about these linen table cloths!


Year 5 Anniversary: Wood

Activity: You've made it five years together (knock on wood)! Celebrate by knocking down some wood pins at Strike City. Play a match against each other, or bring along a few friends to help you remember the years together.


Year 6 Anniversary: Iron

Activity: Mixing miniature golf with tradition golf, you and your significant other can choose from putt putting and driving the range. Test your skills with a 9 iron at Ratcliffe Golf Services.


Year 7 Anniversary: Copper

Activity: Make your copper anniversary an excuse to try out all the bars and eateries you haven't yet explored in Charlotte and see who makes the best copper mug cocktail in town. A themed Moscow Mule bar crawl will make your 7th anniversary one you and your loved ones will never (or most definitely) forget.

Charlotte restaurants who serve the Moscow Mule:
Ilios Noche
Village Tavern
Soul Gastrolounge
Paco's Tacos and Tequila
Heist Brewery
Cowbell Burger and Bar
The Cellar At Duckworth's


Year 8 Anniversary: Bronze

Activity: Bronze may be a third place medal, but your loved one will feel like a winner when you take them to The Double Door Inn for a drink and a show. Having the title for the oldest blues venue in the country under original ownership, the history at Double Door Inn is unmatchable. The bronze in Eric clapton's guitar string was once strung here; maybe you'll be lucky enough to witness the next big thing in music during your visit.


Year 9 Anniversary: Clay

Activity: Surprise your loved one with a night of pottery painting on the pottery anniversary. You'll create together and be able to keep the final project to remember the night for years to come.


Year 10 Anniversary: Aluminum

Activity: When you've been together for 10 years, sometimes you need to be able to look at things with a new perspective. See the Queen City like you never have: from the seat of a (aluminum) bike! By booking a tour with Charlotte NC Tours, you are sure to be in for an interesting ride.

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