A half-year anniversary is a pretty big deal. Keep it low-key if you want, but use these six month anniversary date ideas to create a memorable time!
People may scoff and roll their eyes when they hear a couple celebrating a six month anniversary date. To them, it’s just half a year. But to you, it’s a possibility that you may have found the love of your life. Should you really not celebrate it? Of course, you should! Use these six month anniversary date ideas and wow and woo your date all over again!
The first six month anniversary together
There are two ways to look at why six month anniversary dates are becoming such a big deal. On one hand, it’s possibly because you’re still floating in the honeymoon stage and totally in love with each other. And you can’t wait to celebrate every single special occasion together.
After all, there are so many firsts in a six month anniversary. Your first kiss, your first date, your first make-out and sex, and probably your first fart in front of each other too!
And on the other hand, one of the reasons to celebrate and use these six month anniversary date ideas is because relationships are often a little less permanent than once they were. People fall in and out of relationships more frequently and with more ease. Because of this, celebrating “first” anniversaries has even begun to include the six-month mark, which can be a fun and exciting time to spend some extra quality time together.
The best six month anniversary date ideas to wow your date
There’s no special secret to celebrating a six-month anniversary, which shouldn’t really be treated differently than any other anniversary date. However, if you’re looking for a little twist in your celebration, then look no further than the following list. Here, we’ve included the best ideas that creatively employ the number “6” as their theme, and a few other really sweet anniversary date ideas as well.
Each of these date ideas are perfect to woo your lover and express your emotions to them, so feel free to pick any of them and charm your date. But if you want to take it one step further, mix a couple or more of these ideas and you’ll be able to create a six month date anniversary your lover would never ever be able to forget!
You can scroll down, and pick the best of our six month anniversary ideas below. But if you’re also looking for the best date ideas to make your special day memorable, check out these handpicked lists that can help you plan the best date ever!
1. Six minutes of love
Hopefully you’ve got a load of photos, memories, and videos from your time together. So how about stitching them all together and compiling them into a single six-minute video? Then, with a little gentle music playing in the background, share this video with them on your six month anniversary. If they’re a romantic soul, they’ll love it.
2. Blossoming relationship
Nothing says “I love you” better than flowers to celebrate a six month anniversary, so how about incorporating the six month theme into a bouquet? It could be six of her favorite flowers in one small bunch, six different types of flowers, or, if you’re really feeling fancy, six whole bouquets.
3. A lesson in love
Buy your loved one a course of six lessons. What those lessons might be exactly is entirely up to you and your special someone, but these could include things like cookery, language lessons, DIY projects, or a sporting pursuit such as skiing.
4. Book of love
Do you have any mementos of your dates together? Create a scrapbook with all the memories you can recollect and stick all the souvenirs and mementos up in a beautiful hard-cover book. It’s easy to do, but something that can last an entire lifetime together.
5. Record a six-minute video of yourself
Do you have something romantic to share with your lover? Express your love to your sweetheart with words, and let them know just how grateful you are to have them as a part of your life. It’s a six minute video, but your partner would love this message for many years to come.
6. Six dates in one day
Set aside an evening for this, or take the whole day off. And take your date to six different places for your date – plan different activities keeping your lover’s preference in mind. But clubbing six dates into one day is a perfect six month anniversary date idea that’ll make it extra special, though a bit overwhelming!
7. Revisit your first date
This is a good one for a one year anniversary, but if you’re feeling hasty, recreate your first date together as a six month anniversary date idea. But this time, instead of just talking, spend the whole evening recollecting moments from the first date and reminiscing about everything, from the jitters to the backstories to the thoughts going through your minds on that first date together.
8. Fake dating
This six month anniversary idea is a fun take on the previous suggestion, which, once again, requires revisiting the place you first went on a date together.
In this variation, however, you both pretend you’re strangers, or meeting on a blind date, and behave like two people who don’t know each other. The trick is to stay in character until you leave the joint. Not only is this a pleasant bit of silly fun, but it’s also a great opportunity to re-ask those “early days” types of questions, the answers to which you may have forgotten.
8. A note of love
Love letters are a dying art these days, and that’s what makes it so special and worth keeping. And it’s still one of the most romantic ways to celebrate a six month anniversary together. Pen a heartfelt note on fine paper, and gift it to your lover while enjoying dinner together. It’ll make their heart melt!
9. The perfect IOU
Give your anniversary date an IOU for six minutes *or six hours* of your time, in which you promise to do absolutely ANYTHING and everything they ask. This could be an opportunity for a lot of fun and laughs, or even something a little spicy.
10. The most luxurious way ever
This is a six month anniversary idea that both of you indulge in together, or you can gift this to your partner. Few things are more relaxing or rewarding than a bit of time spent in a spa. Buy your loved one a six-hour package that allows them to be indulged and pampered to their heart’s content. It’ll be the perfect way to get them to relax and unwind before spending the evening and night together with you.
11. Treasure island
A new twist on a traditional idea, try a six-stage treasure hunt that ends with an anniversary gift or other surprise for a unique and memorable marker to your burgeoning relationship.
12. The perfect bucket list
If you two are in no mood to go out, and want to spend all day in each other’s arms, well, that’s great! But do something productive and some long-term thinking while lazing all day. Sit down together and come up with a bucket list of all the things you two would want to together over the rest of your lives. This is literally one of the most romantic six month anniversary date ideas that will give you both something to look forward to, for the rest of your lives!
13. The perfect romantic setup
This needs a bit of work, but how about planning a date at home, and using this addition to add the perfect spark of romance? Light one candle for each day you’ve been together all around a table in an open space, which would be about 180 candles to mark each day you’ve spent together. Want something different? How about blowing up 180 heart-shaped balloons and filling their place up with them?
14. Get to know you questions
This is another six month anniversary date idea that doesn’t involve leaving your couch. Order in food, bring out the drinks and ask each other deep questions about love, and each other. It seems trivial, but when you use our list of questions, you’ll feel more closer and in love with each other than you can ever imagine, we promise!
15. Adrenalin dates
Want to do something fun to celebrate the half year you’ve been together? How about an amusement park? Or a visit to a racetrack? Or maybe bungee jumping? It doesn’t matter what you choose as long as it’s something that’ll get your lover’s adrenalin racing!
16. A six course dinner
Not just once, but a full six times. In the final six days leading up to your anniversary, take your significant other out each night to different but equally swanky restaurants. Just make sure the best is saved for last.
17. Home cooked love
Cooking a meal for someone at home is always high up on the list of potential romantic dates, but to mark this special occasion, try making a six-course meal. Just make sure that each course is quite light. Otherwise, you won’t be able to move at the end of it… never mind anything else!
18. Create a new memory together
Is there something both of you have wanted to do together, but never got a chance to do it yet in your lives? Try something together that both of you have never ever done previously in your lives. That way, you can always look back at that unique experience as something both of you shared together, for the first time in both of your lives as a couple.
19. Buy something together
This could be a piece of art, something from the flea market, or anything both of you like, that can last for a long time. Every time you two look at this, you’ll remember that special day on your six month anniversary that both of you picked it up together.
20. Art love
Buy a couple of canvases and paints. Set a time limit of an hour or two, and try to create a painting for each other. It doesn’t have to be a portrait, it could be a memory, a heart shape, something abstract or just about anything that comes to mind when you think of your partner. And when you both are done with this, you’ll have two masterpieces that both of you can hang on each other’s walls.
21. Movie lovers
If your other half is a big lover of cinema, then how about suggesting a film marathon snuggled up on the sofa together? There are two ways to play this, depending on your respective stamina levels for film watching: either choose movies that collectively add up to six hours in length, or if you’re both really hardcore, watch six films in unbroken sequence.
22. A trunk call
What could be more traditionally romantic than carving your names into a tree somewhere to commemorate your six months together? This may be as near to a permanent option as you’ll find.
23. Plant a seed
Sticking with all things horticultural, how about planting something together to commemorate the occasion? Six trees or shrubs, perhaps? Just something that will serve as a long-term reminder of your first six months together. Then, you can *hopefully* watch them continue to bloom along with your relationship.
24. A six shooter
Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting that you get the guns out. The shots we’re referring to are the kind you drink. And what better way to start a fun-fuelled six-month anniversary date night at a bar or club than lining up a row of six alcoholic shots for each of you to down before moving on. A sure way to start the night off with a bang.
This one might need a few spare bucks in the bank to make happen, but it can be a great vacation option to mark the six-month anniversary event. Instead of rolling up at a beach somewhere and not moving for a week, try hitting the road. Depending on where you live in the world and your available budget, you could aim for hitting six counties, six states, or even six different countries within six days. An anniversary that neither of you would ever forget.
Don’t let your six-month anniversary sail by. It’s an event that is certainly worth celebrating, and you can easily do so with any of these great six month anniversary ideas!