Today Lawrence and I celebrated two years of marriage!
We're definitely a little strapped for cash (Holidays coming, Lawson's 2nd birthday, student loans, and one income will do that...) But I wanted to do something a little special for today.
I looked online and found out that the 2nd year anniversary gift is Cotton and China. So I imagine if you are rich you buy your significant other a nice robe or high thread count bed sheets? And/or a really nice new set of china dishes?
That was far from within our budget. So I decided that I wanted to spend a grand total of $0. But I wanted to do something together. This is what I came up with:
It's a board game made almost entirely out of frabric/cotton. Of course I had to improvise a bit since I didn't want to spend money and only use what I already had laying about.
The point of the game: to get the other person naked first. You started out with five articles of clothing: undies, hat, shirt, pants, and shoes. If you rolled a two you got to roll again, if you landed on a picture of us you picked up another clothing card, if you had more than one piece of the same clothing (ex: two hats) you could sacrifice one and make the other player also sacrifice a piece of clothing.
We played one game, and Lawrence kicked my butt. But it was fun and totally served the purpose of giving us a laugh and something to do together in celebration of another year together!
So that covered the 'cotton' part of the anniversary gift. But I also needed something for 'China'. So I decided to get two fortune cookies - it covered the other part of the traditional anniversary gift and also desert!
I also had one left over iron transfer that I decided to have fun with. I am a big fan of being festive for an occasion - so I made an anniversary shirt!
So overall, it was a fun anniversary!
We did end up buying Church's chicken for dinner so it wasn't a completely $0 evening - but that was a good bonus since it means less clean up!