4 Ways To Make Your Anniversary Unforgettable

Anniversaries are some of the most important dates in a relationship. However, this comes with an expectation that the day will be special and romantic. It can be stressful trying to plan an exciting date without breaking the bank.

Whatever your budget, there are unique and fun anniversary celebration options out there for you. Whether you’re celebrating six months of dating or twenty years married, read on for some great inspiration.

1. Hire A Luxury Car

Who hasn’t dreamed of cruising through their neighborhood in a shiny new Ferrari? Unfortunately, buying one of these super-cars is out of most people’s budget. Renting one, however, is a different story. It can be an inexpensive way to add a touch of glamour to your anniversary.

It’s easy to find a company providing high-quality luxury car hire. There’s everything from Bentley GT Coupes to Tesla Model S options. Whether you want classic luxury or a speedy ride, there’s something out there for you.

2. Make Your Own Scavenger Hunt

Many people feel pressure to splash the cash on fancy anniversary dates. In fact, being in a relationship costs on average of £3,600 a year or 3,046 USD — a huge amount of money to many. Thankfully, you can have an inexpensive or even free, but exciting anniversary easily.

A homemade scavenger hunt is a perfect way to combine a fun activity and a great gift for very little money. You can easily find inspiration online for designs and clues. Base your hunt around meaningful locations to make your scavenger hunt even more personal and special.

3. Take A Cooking Class

Many couples share a love of going out for a meal. Although this can be a great anniversary date, after a few years it can start to lose its excitement. Taking a cooking class together is a great way to add extra fun to your day. You can find a whole range of virtual cooking classes, or take a look for a local one in person. It’s a great idea to bond as a couple and learn new skills.

Not only will taking a cooking class lead to a fun anniversary, but it can have longer-lasting benefits for your relationship. A 2019 study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that broadening your horizons together can have a whole host of positive impacts. Trying a cooking class is the perfect way to strengthen your relationship — and enjoy some tasty food.

4. Take A Mini Break

Your anniversary may just be one day — but the celebration doesn’t have to be. Taking a mini-break is the perfect way to have a fun celebration and get some quality time together as a couple. This is crucial for your mental health and the strength of your relationship.

Want to make the mini-break even more special? Travel back to a meaningful location in your relationship. It could be the location of your first meeting or the place where you proposed. Combine a holiday and date for the perfect anniversary.

Have The Best Possible Anniversary

Showing the person you love how much you care about them doesn’t have to be a difficult task. There are so many great ideas for anniversary experiences and gifts — you just have to think outside the box. Remember to consider the interests and likes of your partner when choosing any gift or date.

From luxury car hire to simple tokens of affection, there’s something there that’s perfect for you. The only thing left to do is get planning and have a fantastic time.

10 Family Fun Ideas For the Summer


Sun’s up, school’s out, and you’re now scrambling for ideas to keep your kids occupied all summer. The good thing is there are a lot of things families can do for free (or almost free) inside and outside the house. Finding the right activities may not always be easy, but summer is a great time to explore interests and discover new talent.

Here are some fun ideas for the whole family to enjoy in the summer:

Backyard camping

You don’t have to travel far for a camping trip. Enjoy the outdoors with the comfort of your entire home within reach by setting up a campsite in the garden. Grab a pop up tent for hassle-free pitching, bring out the grill, and enjoy all the perks of camping right in your backyard.

Build an obstacle course

Hula hoops, furniture, ropes, sticks – practically anything around the house can be used to build a makeshift obstacle course. It can be as easy, difficult, simple, or complicated as you can make it out to be. You can even have an indoor and outdoor version! It’s also a fun way to add exercise to your kid’s routine.

Create sidewalk or driveway murals

Bring out the kids’ (and yours!) creative side with some colored chalk and an area of pavement. Chalk murals are a fun way to create designs and drawings without making too much of a mess. Draw landscapes, cartoon characters, or even each other and have a good laugh.

Stage a bike parade

Riding bikes is fun but making a parade out of it is even better. Take bike riding to a new level by decorating bikes with streamers, flags, or stickers. The louder, the better! You can also pick themes or have a bike design competition. When done, cruise around the neighborhood so the kids can show off their work.

Take a hike

Kids in nature have become a bit rare nowadays with the rise of tablets, smartphones, and video games. This summer, take the kids on a hike to remind them of how much fun they can have outdoors. 

For younger kids, opt for an easy stroll with lots of views and a fairly flat walk. For older kids, look for slightly difficult hikes for a more interesting physical and mental challenge.

Cook up a storm

Cooking can be a chore for most adults, but it can be a fun family activity when kids are involved. Pick easy recipes of the kids’ favorite foods and have them help in every step of the recipe. 

You can have a cooking session on a designated day of the week so the kids have something to look forward to.


Build an outdoor cinema

Summer nights are best spent outdoors. With a plain white sheet, a portable projector, and your phone or laptop, you can create your very own outdoor cinema. 

Gather floor pillows and grab some warm popcorn to make the movie night comfortable and fun.

Tour your hometown

You’ve lived in your town for years, but how well do you really know it? Most people take their neighborhoods for granted, opting to travel far and wide to do some exploration. 

This summer, look up local landmarks, public libraries, or the city hall, and get to know your town a little more. If there are not that many local attractions to visit, why not go food hopping with local restaurants? Window-shopping with local stores? There are many things to do around town if you just look closely.

Create a scavenger hunt

Adventurous kids will always be up for a good scavenger hunt. This is something you can do indoors or outdoors, depending on how complicated you want your hunt to be. 

To keep it interesting, choose special items to hide that your kids will really want to find so they don’t lose interest mid-hunt.

Stage a mini play

Staging a mini-play is fun for kids with an active imagination since you’re able to play out their favorite stories or create your own. Dress up in makeshift costumes, use items around the house to build a stage, create some props, and have the rest of the family turn stories into reality. If you’re planning a big production, you can even invite friends or relatives to watch over video calls!

Light Up UCF At the CFE Arena


Central Florida’s ultimate winter wonderland returns for its eleventh annual season at CFE Arena!

We’re spreading holiday cheer at CFE Arena and the University of Central Florida with the annual holiday festival, Light Up UCF. Produced by UCF Convocation Corporation and Spectra, managers of CFE Arena, Light Up UCF will open tonight, Friday, November 16 and run through Tuesday, January 1.

This year’s festival offers 47 nights of ice skating, a world-class choreographed light show sponsored by Duke Energy, featuring new music, free holiday movies, live entertainment, rides like the Ferris Wheel and Light Up Express kids train, and much more.

Also enjoy the movie “Elf” at 7:00pm and 9:30pm on Friday November 16th.

Raminator Is Coming to Florida Hospital for Children


As many of you may remember, my daughter had a lot of medical issues growing up and did long stays at Florida Hospital for Children. They have a cool event coming up and I wanted to share it with you….

The Raminator, the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record holder for the Fastest Speed for a Monster Truck, hitting a record speed of 99.10 mph will make a special stop at Florida Hospital for Children, which will soon be AdventHealth for Children. Patients and families will be able to get an up close and personal look at the monster truck and meet its owners and operators, the Hall Brothers Racing Team. The Hall Brothers will be onsite to greet guests, sign autographs and pass out mini monster trucks.

WHEN: Thursday, November 15th

WHERE: Florida Hospital for Children
601 E. Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803

* Raminator will be parked in valet loop.

Free Admission and Parking for U.S. Veterans at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in November


During the month of November, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort will once again honor U.S. veterans and active military personnel with free theme park admission, free standard parking, 50 percent off tickets for up to six guests and up to 25 percent off overnight stays. It’s our way of saying thank you to the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

To receive free admission and parking, U.S. veterans must present valid military ID or proof of veteran status at the theme park ticket windows and parking toll plaza on the day of their visit. To book a discounted overnight stay, visit www.legoland.com/veterans. This offer is not available online or by phone.

On Veterans Day (Sunday, Nov. 11) only, LEGOLAND Florida Resort will further honor veterans with these exclusive offers:

  • A 10 percent discount on retail purchases and food and beverage items
  • Receive a second 6×8 photo free with purchase of the first photo
  • Receive two plays for the price of one on skill games (not including “prize every time” games)

Valid military ID or proof of veteran status is required to receive all offers. To receive free admission and purchase discounted tickets, please visit a LEGOLAND Florida Resort ticket window on the day of visit.

For the purposes of this promotion, U.S. veterans are defined as retired or non-active duty members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines and U.S. Coast Guard in possession of valid military ID or other proof of veteran status. The discounts described above are exclusive and cannot be combined with any other offers, including annual pass discounts.

In addition, active duty U.S. service members receive complimentary admission to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and LEGOLAND Water Park all year long! This offer is available only at the theme park ticket windows with valid military ID, and is not available online or by phone.

For additional details about discounts available to U.S. military personnel, please visit www.LEGOLAND.com/florida/buy-tickets/military.