A Chinese Party

Happy Lunar New Year!  Today it’s Chinese New Year, the beginning of the year of the snake. And whenever a theme presents itself to organize a party, I enthusiastically invite my friends over. I love to cook and create themed tablescapes, and to be honest (I’m not bragging), I’m quite known for my home entertaining. Although Chinese New Year has its traditions and abundantly uses red decorations, I took a creative and modern take on it. I went for pink as the theme colour.

There was also a little crafting involved. I bought white take out boxes and jazzed them up with wallpaper. The chopsticks needed some colour so I used MT Masking tape to prettify them. I crafted napkins from a beautiful fabric I found at Pipoos. And I made paper golden fortune cookies by using this tutorial.

I didn’t go extreme on the food. I made roasted duck, bapao, Chinese vegetables, tofu, springrolls, wonton soup, and white rice.

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