Have you ever celebrated Chinese New Year? Here are some fun party ideas to easily create your own Chinese New Year celebration.
2021 is the year of the ox.
WHEN IS CHINESE NEW YEAR?
Chinese New Year 2021 starts on February 12th.
Chinese New Year is a festive event that anyone can celebrate. Really, who wouldn’t love an excuse to celebrate the wish of “good fortune” in the coming year with tasty appetizers and simple red envelope gifts?
SIMPLE CHINESE FOOD IDEAS
Throwing a party can be a lot of work! We’re all about simple recipes here! To make your Chinese New Year celebration simple, pick up some boxes of Tai Pei® Egg Rolls and Tai Pei® Spring Rolls from the frozen section at Walmart. There are many varieties to choose from including pork, chicken, veggie, and even mini spring rolls!
These Tai Pei® Veggie Spring Rolls are packed with fresh veggies and flavor. The crispy wrapper makes them super fun to dip and dip again. Plus, they are ready in just minutes.
The Spring Rolls come with dipping sauce, so that’s one less thing for you to worry about making. That’s my kind of party food!
CHINESE NEW YEAR DECORATIONS
Decorate for your Chinese New Year Party with some simple decorations :
- paper lanterns
- fortune cookies
- or fortune cards
Or you can buy an entire Chinese New Year party kit here.
CHINESE NEW YEAR ACTIVITIES
Here’s some fun and simple activity ideas for your Chinese New Year celebration:
- Origami paper folding contest – pull out some origami folding paper and see what fun creations you can come up with!
- Forget Fortune Cookies- exchange fortune cards instead
- Give out Red Envelopes
RED ENVELOPE TRADITOIN
Have you heard of the Red Envelope Tradition?
Gifts of red envelopes are a Chinese New Year tradition. The red color of the envelope symbolizes good luck. You can fill them with gold coins, money, or treats.
(Speaking of Red Envelopes, check out the Red Envelope App on the Tai Pei® Facebook page for some sweet coupons, while supplies last.)
You can definitely make your own red envelopes or grab some pre-made mini Red Envelopes from Amazon.
I thought the Red Envelopes would make a fun centerpiece for the table.
CHINESE NEW YEAR ANIMALS
Each year, an animal is picked to symbolize that year.
- 2021- Year of the Ox
- 2022- Year of the Tiger
- 2023-Year of the Rabbit
- 2024- Year of the Dragon
2015 is the Year of the Sheep. Your guests will love these cute sheep treats as dessert! To make them, simply cut out card stock legs and a face and put them on pre-made treats you can find in the baked goods aisle.
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