Happy Chinese New Year 2017
Year of the Rooster
Chinese New Year is January 28, 2017.
Red is a main colour of Chinese New Year and is an auspicious color.
I couldn't resist glamming up the table with a gold sequined table linen. I've used this gold sequined linen in a lot of my parties. It's so versatile.
Paper plates get an upgrade with chargers. I've gotten a lot of use out of these gold chargers too.
Fish is a must at Chinese New Year but I don't like the taste of fish at all. So I decorated with gummy fish. Eating fish is believed to bring a surplus of wealth and good fortune.
Koi fish gummies swim in a pool of river rocks. Small details like this can add a big impact to your table. You might think that your guests wouldn't notice small details like these but they do. They do. And it's a wonderful feeling when your guests comment on these little details you take time to add.
I served up spring rolls in a bamboo steamer and set the spring rolls atop red candy coated chocolate candies. The candy coating kept the chocolate from melting. And I just liked the way it looked. It added a layer of texture and colour.
Now I totally could have made my own Chinese food but I cheated and went to Panda Express. It's just so much easier. I like Chinese food but many recipes call for a lot of ingredients that I would never use up before they expired. And Panda Express is 2 miles from my house and by picking up food to go I save myself time and stress so I can enjoy more time with my friends at the party.
Red envelopes are given to children and seniors and have money inside. I filled mine this year with chocolate money. In past Chinese New Year parties I filled the red envelopes with lottery tickets.
Next up: Chinese New Year dessert. Be sure to come back by.
Inspired to host a Chinese New Year party?
Here's where I got everything so you too can achieve this look.
Styling, concept, photography: Fizzy Party
Gold sequin table linen: Joann Fabric and Craft
Gold chargers: Michaels
Red and gold candles: Fred Meyer
Rooster paper plates, Koi gummies and red candy coated candy: Oriental Trading
Red envelopes, bamboo steamer and gold coin chocolate money: Uwajimaya
Chinese food: Panda Express