Traditions that you and your SO have started.

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
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601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@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
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5087 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
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311 posts
Helper bee

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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 # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@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.

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