January 20, 2017


Chinese New Year Dessert - Year of the Rooster

Chinese New Year 
Year of the Rooster 

Happy Chinese New Year!  It's the Year of the Rooster this year.  Earlier this week I showed you ideas for setting up a table for lunch.  Now it's time for the best part of the meal, dessert!

I picked up a bamboo steamer from an Asian market to serve the desserts in. To tie into the lunch setting I placed the bamboo steamer on a gold charger to bring the desserts to the table.  

You might notice snow in the background in this post and the lunch post.   It so rarely snows like it did this year in Portland and I couldn't resist taking the photos outside with the snow.   It was too cold to eat outside but it was so pretty for pictures. 

Tier one of the bamboo steamer contained fortune cookies.

The second tier of the bamboo steamer contained sesame cookies that I picked up at an Asian market.  Sesame cookies aren't too difficult to make but it's so much easier to pick some up at the store. It saves so much time and stress.  What happens if you make the cookies and they don't turn out?  Or they don't taste very good? What are you going to serve your friends then? Save yourself the stress and pick some up.

I also served up some gold and red candy coated chocolate candies.

It wouldn't be a Chinese New Year party without  the dragon dance.  I found this dragon at an Asian  market.

Inspired to host a Chinese New Year party?  Looking for more ideas? Follow my Chinese New Year Pinterest board.  

Here's what you need to achieve the look of this dessert table:

Styling, concept, photography:  Fizzy Party
Gold sequin table linen:  Joann Crafts 
Gold charger and candy containers: Michaels 
Bamboo steamer, sesame cookies and dragon:  Uwajimaya 
Fortune cookies, candy coated chocolates : Oriental Trading 

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