How to Celebrate Chinese New Year Simply!

by Mel

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Have you ever celebrated Chinese New Year? Here are some fun  party ideas to easily create your own Chinese New Year celebration. 

2019: The Year of the Pig!

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How to Celebrate Chinese New Year!

A few years ago, my little family was visiting some friends in Arizona. They invited us to come to a Chinese New Year party that their friends host every year. We had never celebrated Chinese New Year before, but it was a fun night. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to have our own Chinese New Year party.

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?

For a fun Chinese New Year celebration, you’ll need any or all of these:

  • Chinese food – yes, it’s the most important, am I right?
  • Simple party decor
  • Activity ideas

Keep reading for simple ideas for all aspects of your Chinese New Year celebration!

Simple Chinese Food!

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!

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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.

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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!

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What  Decorations

Decorate for your Chinese New Year Party with some simple decorations. :

Or you can buy an entire Chinese New Year party kit here

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Chinese New Year Activity Ideas

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

The Red Envelope Tradition!

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. 

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I thought the Red Envelopes would make a fun centerpiece for the table.

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Celebrate the Year of The….

Each year, an animal is picked to symbolize that year.

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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What animal symbolizes this year?

  • 2016- Year of the Monkey
  • 2017- Year of the Rooster
  • 2018- Year of the Dog
  • 2019-Year of the Boar/Pig
  • 2020-Year of the Rat

These simple ways to celebrate Chinese New Year will create for a fun and memorable evening!

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This post was sponsored by Collective Bias and its advertiser. As always, these opinions are my own. Thanks to my sponsors who allow me to keep the festive ideas coming! #NewYearFortune #CollectiveBias

 

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2 comments

Michelle February 17, 2015 - 11:10 pm

That’s such a beautiful table. I love the idea of tying the tradition of red envelopes into the centerpiece. Very cute! #client

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