Chinese New Year Party Ideas


With Chinese New Year knocking your door, keep no stone unturned to invite luck and prosperity in your life as you prepare for a blast in your party. Put on your thinking caps and host a party that thrills your guests and opens the floodgate of good fortune for you in the New Year.


Chinese New Year Invitations

  • Use lot of bright colours in your invitations to make it exciting for the guests. You may use red fonts in your invite to make it bright and cheerful.

  • Be innovative with the letter of invitation. You may construct a Chinese lantern or a fierce dragon with “Gung hay Fat Choy” meaning “Happy New Year” written on it in brazen bold.

Decoration Ideas for Chinese New Year Party

  • Red is considered to be an auspicious colour so be ready for some red romance. Decorate your indoor plants with primly knotted red ribbons.

  • Get Chinese lucky charms and paper cut out of FengShui items and stick them on your windows and doorways.

  • To make it look really gorgeous, fill up your black tablecloths amply with god confetti dust and put red and golden candles on your tabletop.

  • Peonies are known as “flower of richness” in China. You can leave them floating on exotic glass bowls.

  • You may decorate your mantle place and doorways with fresh flower garlands.

  • Tie colourful balloons with golden ribbons and hang them from your ceiling.

  • Light up the approach to your door with Chinese lanterns and make room for light, love and fortune to inundate you throughout the year.
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Food

  • Try traditional Chinese delicacies like noodles, mandarin oranges and whole fish.

  • If the idea of cooking Chinese food seems a little too adventurous, you can order for New Year special dish in any good Chinese cuisine. Make up your own fortune cookies to pep up the show.

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Beverages:

  • As a host, if you have invited teetotallers with strong reservation for alcoholic beverage, try Chinese tea. Otherwise feel free to try Chinese beer for a change.

  • Orange drinks are favoured by the Chinese since orange and tangerine symbolize wealth, good fortune and happiness. Orange Martini or Screwdriver could be a roaring rave in your party.  Do not shy away from coconut drinks as coconut symbolizes togetherness.

  • Coconut-flavour infused rum or Blue Curacao could make your guests go gaga with delight. Red, the Chinese icon of happiness should have a special place in your closet and when you serve Red Sangria you can expect to happiness oozing from the eyes of your guests young and old alike.

  • It’s a good idea to make pitchers for non-carbonated drinks and you can prepare them in advance and store it in your fridge.

Host Fun-filled Party Activities

Involve the guests in a not so ordinary card game. Include Chinese zodiac cards and play some really engaging games for fun.

  • Find Your Partner:

    Stick one card on the back of each guest and ask him/her to identify his/her partner who has the second card of the pair stapled to the back.They are allows to ask questions while searching for the partner that could be answered only in either “yes” or “no”.

  • Have a Treasure Hunt:

    One who finds the maximum number of cards wins the game. This could be made a little more difficult by asking the guests to find out the second card of a pair with different shades.

  • Teach Your Friends to Use Chopsticks:

    Neatly separate the sticks by pulling them apart in the opposite directions. Be careful with this maneuver or else you might land up shooting splinters across the room. You can rub the chopsticks with each other and even out the rough edges. Position the base-stick as if you are handling a pencil in your fingers. Hold the main stick in between the index finger and thumb and align the tips of both the sticks together. Start by picking up the bigger pieces with the two sticks and as and when you gain confidence, go for the smaller ones. When you can successfully maneuver grains of rice with the two sticks, you can safely consider yourself a pro when it comes to eating the Chinese way.

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  • Distribute small handmade red packets containing some money. Carefully craft it using golden dust on a red background and paint Chinese letters in black on them.

  • It is customary to hand over “lucky money” in the New Year to invite wealth, prosperity and long life. Gift your guests a small red purse with golden embellishments that contains threes golden coloured FengShui coins tied with each other by a red thread.

  • You may include oranges, fortune cookies and chocolate coins to make it look grand. Every Chinese year symbolizes an animal and a good gift could be a small stuffed animal that is symbolic of the year.
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