Post # 1
What fun/new traditions have you and your SO started since getting together? What are some you plan or want to start?
My husband and I have started a Thanksgiving dinner party with our close friends and younger family members – this year will mark our third one. I make a Thanksgiving meal, we eat, and then we play card games with some mild drinking. I hope this is something that we can continue for several years to come, and make tons more memories to last a lifetime. And once we all start having kids, we can incorporate them too!
Post # 3
We’re planning on hosting a ton of dinners and get-togethers at our house. Parties for friends, for his family, for my family, for both of our families.
I’ve already decided on my “signature dessert”: ice cream and cake bombes. I’ll do seasonal ones for each dinner we host.
We’re the first to get married in our circle of friends, so we’d also like our home to be “Sports Central,” hosting awesome game day parties for huge football, baseball, basketball and soccer games.
And if I ever find the promise ring he gave me that I lost somewhere in my room, we’re making that an heirloom ring.
Post # 4
@Twyla_Smith: FI is obsessed with Christmas. Ever since we started dating 6 years ago – we have taken a picture with Santa at the mall lol. There’s a bunch of other things we’ve started- but that one sticks out the most! Kind of embarrassing when you’re waiting in a 30 min line with parents and their kids!!
Post # 5
Going on holiday together every year.
Last year we did a £20 Christmas present limit. It was so fun sticking to a budget.
Post # 6
Every month on our anni I paint or design a 4×4 canvas for my FI. Now we both look forward to the 18th every month because it is canvas day! I can’t wait until we have a whole wall filled one day!
Post # 7
This isn’t nearly as exciting as what some PPs have said, but every year on Valentine’s Day and Christmas, I get my BF holiday-themed boxers, and he gets me holiday socks! It’s cheap and easy, and it’s always a nice little reminder of how we spent the holidays together! My mom used to get my dad holiday boxers when they were younger, and she always bought us kids socks, so I sort of adopted the ideas for my relationship 🙂
Post # 8
@fzesguer: Sports nights always sound like fun – too bad neither my husband nor I are into sports! And your signature dessert sounds yummy!
@sunkissed19: Too cool!
@Soon2BD-CBee: We try to take a mini vacation each year as well, not necessarily during the holidays. It’s good to get away once in awhile, just the two of us.
@nikbee: That is very neat!
@kayl226: That is cute! It’d also be a neat way to incorporate with your future kids, if you have any of course, and something they could continue on as well.
Post # 9
On Valentine’s day we cook a gourmet meal together. We have been doing it for 4 years. This year we made lobster risotto with truffle oil,roasted asparagus spears, baked zucchini chips and stuffed dover sole. Yummy,.We cook somewhat extravagantly through the year, but on V-day we do candles, sexy clothes, etc. I am not really a V-day person, and we loving things for each other every day. This is how we started the tradition because we didn’t really want to go out because it was V-day, so we started staying in 🙂
Post # 11
@Twyla_Smith: Unfourtunately my FI and I have to travel at peak holiday times, during school breaks, which sucks because its super expensive. We don’t get a choice as we both work in Education. You are so right, it’s lovely to spend quality time away.
Post # 12
We have celebrated our ‘monthversary’ with DH buying me a grocery store bouquet and me buying him something small as well like a USB stick, coffee mug, socks, etc.
Evrey year for his b’day i bake him a surprise cake. I am no professional baker by any means but DH always gets overjoyed to receive it and then pretends he had NO idea i was going to do this. Lol!
We would love to start a family BBQ tradition but his family is always fighting where some ppl are not talking to others and it is always difficult to guage when is a good time to have them all over. When we have kids, i will try to invite just the children for sleepovers with their parents coming over to pick them up and staying for tea, etc. Nothing too long where they will all act/feel awkward. Also we all live kind of far from each other so that doesnt help this cause much anyway.
Post # 13
We did a very elaborate Halloween setup with lights and smoke machines and a tunnel last year. It was a BLAST. FI was only there for part of it. This year he’s taking the day off and we’re going to do it up even bigger!
We also have a very crazy pink Christmas tree on other wacky decorations.
Post # 14
Well our first Thanksgiving together we spend just the two of us and got really, really drunk that night. I had wanted to keep that tradition going this year (before we have kids), but I ended up inviting over both of our families and we were too tired after they left. We’re still working on traditions.
Post # 15
@Twyla_Smith: good question! We toast on our month anniversary. He always gives this amazing toast on our behalf. Its so simple, but I love it!
Post # 16
@Twyla_Smith: Our kids’ birthdays! We don’t actually have any kids yet but we’ve agreed that when we do, they get to have an awesome birthday every year. I know this is probably standard with most of you already, but when I was a kid I only had a real party for 2 of my childhood birthdays (my 6th & 8th)!
When FH and his sisters were kids they always celebrated birthdays, I mean really celebrated, every year. And it looks pretty awesome.