25 Anniversary Decoration Ideas to Level Up Your Soirée

Celebrate your milestone in style.
25 Anniversary Decoration Ideas for Your Party
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Christin Perry
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Christin Perry
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Updated Mar 21, 2024
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Whether you're celebrating five, 10, 25 or 50 years with your partner, your love is worth recognizing—and who doesn't like a good party? If you're planning a big bash to celebrate the love you share, you'll need some festive anniversary party decorations for the special event.

Whether you're planning a huge party or an intimate night at home (if that's you, check out these anniversary ideas at home), anniversary decor can elevate the evening, and give you both some wonderful memories to look back on.

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Where to Buy Decor for Your Anniversary

Once you've decided to throw an anniversary party, the first step is to browse online to gather some wedding anniversary decoration ideas. Doing this will help you settle on a theme, color scheme or just an overall vibe. Pinterest is a great resource for finding and collecting great ideas. But once you're ready to start shopping, be sure to check out the sites we've listed below—they're great places to find all the anniversary party decorations your heart desires.

  • The Knot Shop: We're your one-stop shop for all things wedding and anniversary. From custom banners to party favors your guests will actually enjoy, start at The Knot's very own shop for all your customized decor for your anniversary party. Once you've customized a banner for your fête, browse The Knot's extensive collection of decorations in coordinating colors, string lights in clever shapes and confetti poppers to elevate your event.
  • Etsy: Another great option for personalized and custom items, you can find lots of anniversary decor specific to the year you're celebrating. Look for items like banners, signs, custom wine labels and even neon signs.
  • Amazon: If you happen to be celebrating a silver (25 years) or golden (50 years) anniversary, Amazon has tons of anniversary party decorations you'll love. Look for items like dazzling backdrops, balloon bouquets and convenient decoration sets that come with everything you'll need to set up a festive party. And of course, the super-fast shipping is a huge bonus.
  • Bulk Party Supplies: This site is a wonderful source for things you might need to buy in bulk, like pom poms, garlands, table decorations and confetti.

Our Picks for Anniversary Decoration Ideas

From the basics like disposable tableware and table covers to extravagant backdrops and decor, here's a list of our favorite anniversary party decorations.

Floral Paper Lanterns

Floral Paper Lanterns from The Knot Shop
Photo: The Knot Shop

Perfect for an afternoon tea gathering, or a garden party to celebrate your anniversary, these pretty floral paper lanterns come in a set of three for quick, easy decorating. Here, neutral tones combine with corals and greens for a festive vibe with lots of options for coordinating anniversary decor.

Personalized Napkins

customized wedding napkins
Photo: The Knot Shop

Anniversary party decorations aren't complete without these customizable napkins. Available in 15 different colors to match or coordinate with your party palette, these napkins come in three sizes - cocktail, luncheon or dinner size. What's more, you can add two lines of text (up to 25 characters each) of your choice, allowing you to include your names and wedding date in a variety of foil colors.

Mod Heart Cake Topper

modern heart shaped cake topper
Photo: The Knot Shop

Your anniversary party is a day to celebrate the love you share. And what better way to do that than with this cute heart-shaped cake topper. With a modern vibe and neutral color, it's the perfect finishing touch for just about any type of cake.

Pennant Banner

customized wedding bunting from The Knot Shop
Photo: The Knot Shop

No list of anniversary party decorations could possibly be complete without a pennant-shaped banner! This one, from The Knot Shop, features your initials for a simple design you can use over and over again (bonus!). Choose from five options, like chic black, rustic or florals, to suit your party's decor.

Chalkboard Easel Sign

Customized chalkboard wedding sign
Photo: The Knot Shop

When it comes to anniversary decoration ideas, our favorites are the ones that can easily be repurposed for other occasions. It's a nice way to save money while throwing a totally festive affair. This white chalkboard easel checks all the boxes—use the ample space to display any message you'd like, depending on what you're celebrating.

Happy Anniversary String Banner

Wedding anniversary glittery bunting
Photo: NANASUKO

There's no better way to say happy anniversary than with a banner that states just that. This simple yet elegant string banner comes in two sizes, and would look beautiful in a doorway or above a cake table. Choose from sparkly silver or gold lettering, with three different string types and colors to coordinate.

Anniversary Banner with Photo

customized wedding anniversary celebration banner
Photo: NiceMemory

Make it a grand event with this oversized photo banner from Etsy. It's completely customizable to make it the perfect fit with the rest of your anniversary decor. Choose from a variety of different dimensions, from small to can't-miss-it big, and vertical or horizontal orientation. Either way, this banner is a showstopper when it comes to anniversary party decorations.

Foam Pool Letters

Personalized floating pool letters on Etsy
Photo: CustomCraftCuts

If your anniversary soiree will be a backyard gathering on the pool deck, there's no better anniversary decoration than these Insta-worthy oversized foam letters! Toss them in the pool for a trendy homage to your special day. Choose any letters of the alphabet and a heart for your anniversary party, or customize a message that feels right for you and your partner.

Cardstock Centerpieces

customized cardstock party favors
Photo: CharmingTouchParties

If you're pulling together wedding anniversary decoration ideas, don't forget those tablescapes! This set of fully customizable centerpieces features cardstock attached to a stick with a festive ribbon, which lends itself perfectly to a DIY table centerpiece. Customize the cards with your names, wedding date, anniversary year or anything else you'd like to include - or even add a photo for a super personal touch.

Photo Booth Accessories

assorted funny photo booth props
Photo: Amazon

If a photo booth will be part of your anniversary decorations, your celebration won't be complete without this go-to set of props from Amazon. Here, you'll get 40 props, along with an 8x10 sign. The set includes everything you'll need for a fun booth for your guests, including adhesive pads and sticks.

Anniversary Party Pack

wedding anniversary decor party pack
Photo: Amazon

If you're the type who likes a one-and-done approach to party decorations, this comprehensive set from Amazon is right up your alley. With just the click of a button, you'll receive a bunch of foil and latex balloons in white and gold, along with festive swirls to hang from the ceiling and all the ribbon you'll need to pull off your anniversary decor.

Assorted Paper Fans

paper fan party decorations for your wedding anniversary
Photo: Bulk Party Supplies

Pretty and festive, paper fans are a must-have when it comes to anniversary party decorations. This set of 5 from Bulk Party Supplies includes an assortment of fans in coordinating colors of gold, white and pink. Hang them from the ceiling for an indoor party, or add a festive touch to guest chairs or even an archway for an outdoor affair.

Paper Lanterns

pretty paper lanterns for your wedding anniversary party
Photo: Bulk Party Supplies

Add these neutral paper lanterns to your paper fans, or hang them on their own for your anniversary party. The white color allows you to combine them with any other color to match your chosen decor.

Disposable Tableware

disposable wedding anniversary tableware
Photo: Amazon

What better way to find tableware for 24 guests than this 96-piece set, featuring festive anniversary designs in elegant black and gold? Especially if those colors will be part of your anniversary decor, this affordable set is a quick and easy way to serve your favorite guests on your special day.

Disposable Tablecloths

Gold confetti tablecloth for your wedding anniversary party
Photo: Amazon

Create a tablescape that's both festive and easy to clean up when you opt for this four-pack of white table covers. Adorned with pretty gold accents (or choose from a few other colors if gold isn't your speed), each plastic tablecloth fits a rectangular table with dimensions up to 54x108. A center stripe adds a touch of visual interest.

Chrome Vases

chrome vases for your wedding anniversary decor
Photo: The Knot Shop

Elevate your anniversary decor with this set of two chrome metallic flower vases. The minimalist shape highlights your eye-catching arrangements, while the shiny finish will make your tables shine. Perfect for centerpieces, accent pieces or even to give as a favor, these vases are a wonderful anniversary party decoration.

Heart-Shaped Dessert Plates

heart shaped party plates
Photo: The Knot Shop

When it comes to wedding anniversary decoration ideas, we "heart" these adorable heart-shaped dessert plates. The diminutive size is just right for a sweet, while the rose gold color is a perfect choice for an anniversary. If you'll be using this pretty hue for your anniversary decor, these plates will feel right at home on your tables.

Wine Bottle Labels

personalized wedding wine bottle labels
Photo: The Knot Shop

Many newlyweds give custom wine labels as wedding favors. We love the idea, but here's a cool thought for an anniversary party: Use them as decor! Snag a few of these personalized wine labels from The Knot Shop, wrap them on your favorite vino and display them as part of your tablescape as decor for your anniversary party. Choose from a variety of custom labels that suit your party's vibe.

Balloon Arch

gold and white balloon archway
Photo: The Knot Shop

No party is complete without a fancy balloon arch! This DIY kit from The Knot Shop allows you to customize your anniversary party decorations exactly how you'd like them. This arch comes with 70 balloons in five color assortments, and can be combined with greenery or flowers too, for a natural aesthetic.

Geometric Candle Lantern

geometric candle or plant votive holder
Photo: The Knot Shop

A beautiful table can turn a simple party into an elegant affair. That's why we've included these geometric lanterns to our list of the best wedding anniversary decoration ideas. Fill them with whatever decor you'd like to ensure they fit with your desired look. Then, once the party's over, you can reuse these in your home or hand them out to friends.

Votive Candle Holders

gold flecked votive candle holders for your anniversary party decor
Photo: Amazon

These adorable gold votive holders would look amazing alongside the lanterns we included above. Scatter them among your other table decorations for a pretty glow, or hand them out as favors.

Glitter Cake Topper

Glitter happy anniversary cake topper decor
Photo: Amazon

Add a touch of glam to your anniversary cake with this glittery cake topper that proudly states, "Happy Anniversary." Featuring dramatic swirls that take the shape of leaves and a heart, this oversized cake topper is available in a bunch of pretty colors.

We Still Do Napkins

White and gold We Still Do napkins
Photo: Amazon

This set of 100 paper napkins is a great accessory for your anniversary party. The words, "I still do" are sweetly scrawled across the front in gold lettering, making them the perfect addition to your list of anniversary party decoration ideas.

Love Balloons

cursive love balloons in red or gold
Photo: Amazon

Your anniversary is a day to celebrate your love for one another. That's why these mylar balloons are the perfect addition to your anniversary decor. You'll get a two-pack of balloons that spell out the L-word, one red and one pink, that easily inflate with the included straw. Once your anniversary celebration has passed, tuck these away and reuse them on Valentine's Day, or your next anniversary.

Rustic Cake Topper

personalized surname wedding cake topper
Photo: TheLocalKrafter

Throwing a rustic affair this year in honor of your anniversary? Top your cake with this black rustic cake topper that proudly displays your married last name. It's a beautiful addition to your cake, and one of our favorite anniversary party decoration ideas.

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