Our honeymoon (best time ever - really didn't matter where in the world we were though - LOL!)
New Years Eve - twice
My birthday - will be 3 times as of this Sept.
Our anniversary - twice (for our 15 year wedding anniversary we did a private dinner cruise on the Morning Star - one of the highlights of all our Aruba trips)
Our 10 year Distinguished Visitor certificate - had a party with the presentation and photos in the paper
A few times at Easter
Went to a friend's daughter's wedding and reception on Renaissance Island. That whole week was a party with alot of pre- and post-wedding events planned (grooms dinner/dance at Pincho's, etc.)
Been in Aruba a few times for May 1st which is Aruba's Labor Day - we went to the Dutch Marines Open House and had a lot of fun celebrating and getting to tour the ships, rapel from a wall, and shoot a gun.
Will be getting the Goodwill Ambassador certificate this Sept. so another party is in the works. Always fun to celebrate with friends on the island who we only get to see a couple of times a year.
We never plan our Aruba trip around a birthday or anniversary but sometimes it just happens that way (cheap airfare, good time to get away from work, etc.) Since Aruba is a regular vacation spot we like to plan the big milestone birthdays and anniversaries at a different destination to make it more special. The other holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc) are always spent at home with family and friends.
Events are fun but we look at every day as a reason to celebrate. I remember ordering a bottle of champagne out at a restaurant years ago (when champagne wasn't as popular as it is now) and the waitress asked us what we were celebrating. At the same time both my husband and I answered: "Life!"