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25 Year Anniversary Inspirations

If you and your loved one are celebrating a 25-year anniversary, commemorate the special milestone with these inspirations for food, decor and gifts. Show your sweetie how much you love him or her on your anniversary!

Celebrate 25 years of bliss with a romantic evening for two full of exquisite entrees and delectable desserts. The 25 year anniversary is not something to be taken lightly, either. That's why we believe it should be celebrated with an extra special meal. We've chosen some of our favorite recipes that incorporate a touch of vino for a truly memorable spread.

Since the traditional gift for a 25 year anniversary is silver, we suggest incorporating this color into the decor, drinks, and even the food!


In keeping with the theme of silver, visit your local craft store and pick up a pack of cheap, silver craft gems or embellishments to add some glitz to your decor.

You can use these embellishments to create elegant jeweled candles which will also add a romantic element to the ambiance. Or, create this easy to make jeweled napkins that will help turn your spread into a fancy feast.

Since your dinner dishes are going to be primarily spiked with wine, why not use those leftover wine corks in your decor? This adorable wine cork snack dish is creative, elegant, and makes use of something you would have thrown in the garbage!


Start off with an elegant and tasty appetizer (spiked with wine) such as these yummy prosciutto wrapped shrimp. Cut the ingredients down for your dinner for 2, or make extra and let the kids have the leftovers.

For an unforgettable juicy entree, whip up these tasty red wine steak kabobs. Or, for a lighter, fruitier flavor, these apricot plum pork chops are also spiked with a hint of delicious vino. Serve with a side of roasted garlic wine mashed potatoes. Your sweetie will love how creative you are with their favorite boozy beverage.

Drinks and Desserts

A night such as this deserves the proper drink to toast with and dessert to finish with. In keeping with our silver and wine theme, these red wine cupcakes are a must. You'll have some leftovers to share with the rest of the family!

Finally, the important celebratory drink. Choose your favorite glass of white wine and sprinkle it with edible silver flakes. An easy way to turn any drink into a celebratory cocktail.


25 means silver, so your best bet is your sweetie's favorite jewelry store. You don't have to stick with traditional necklaces or rings, though. Silver pens, broaches, or collector's items are a great gift idea! If you're shopping for him, a silver money clip, cuff links, or even a silver martini shaker would do the trick.

Tie it together with this fun DIY cork memory wreath. Use the corks from the bottles of wine you used in preparing your meal, so you can recount your 25th anniversary every time you see it hanging in your dining room!

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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