How to celebrate your monthsary?
Your first will always be special.
Everybody knows about anniversaries, but what about you and your significant other’s monthsaries? Are you excited to have spent at least 30 days dating your special guy/girl? And aren’t you glad they’ve stuck with you for this long?
Let’s check out what monthsaries are – and what you can do to celebrate your happy monthsary with your boyfriend/girlfriend!
Monthsary meaning: What is a monthsary?
It’s just like an anniversary, except that you’re celebrating a month spent together instead of a whole year together. You can have up to 11 monthsaries, since the 12th monthsary is an anniversary. A year really is a long time, so it can be fun to honor each passing month of your still-developing relationship.
Happy monthsary: What can I do to celebrate my monthsary?
There is an infinite number of possibilities. In fact, there are so many options that it can be hard to choose just one (or a few). The most important aspects of celebrating one is that:
A.) You remembered it
B.) You did something special for your boyfriend/girlfriend
To help you brainstorm some ideas, consider the following questions: How did you two meet and start to date? What has kept you together? What do you love most about your boyfriend/girlfriend, and what do you love about your relationship as a whole?
If you still feel unsure about what to do for your special day, here are a few specific ideas:
Plan a date night with your boyfriend/girlfriend, like a dinner and a movie
Buy him/her a favorite treat or item they’ve been eyeing/talking about
Take a weekend trip out camping or to see an out-of-town attraction/concert/performance
Prepare a special meal or dessert for your significant other – something you know they’ll love
Plan a surprise of any kind, something he/she would really enjoy
Make sure to listen to your significant other so you know what is in their heart or on their mind. If your gift shows that you’ve been listening, it’ll be all the more special.
What if I’m on a tight budget?
Monthsaries are not like the anniversaries that “require” gold, silver, or diamond gifts. You can show your boyfriend or girlfriend that you remembered your special day without spending a penny! Here are some zero-cost gift ideas for your special someone:
Write out a list of things you love about him/her (bonus points if the number of items on the list corresponds to special dates!)
Draw/make/paint a heartfelt monthsary wishes/message/card
Go on a surprise date to a park or free tourist attraction
Do something nice for him/her (even a chore) and leave a note behind that shows you care
Express how much you appreciate him/her through actions – do it regularly!
As long as your efforts are heartfelt, there’s no wrong way to celebrate a day both of you will enjoy!
Every relationship is different, just like every person is different. The important thing is to show your significant other how important they are to you. This appreciation can take many different forms, but the underlying message will be the same: you are a special person to me, and I want to spend many more monthsaries and anniversaries to come with you!
Are you nearing your next monthsary with no idea how to express your feelings? To be fair, love is a tricky feeling to pin down to just one cause. It is an overwhelming yet comforting sensation that develops with each moment together, whether good or bad.