You don’t have to be Asian to celebrate the Chinese or Lunar New Year. I LOVE celebrating every day I am alive!
The beauty of the lunar new year is it is rich in traditions and delicious fun!
Here are 10 Ways You Can Do It:
Let’s get this party started! If you want to celebrate send an invitation by MAIL. Yes, snail mail (I am not fond of that description) is the BEST mail. We are bombarded with IPHONE and computer emails and nothing seems special anymore! This invite can be to be with your BAE, bestie, family and friends.
*Did you know that the US POSTAL service sells beautiful forever stamps every year? This year it is all about the Year of the Tiger.
*You can easily celebrate with your own family by ordering TAKE OUT and supporting the sweet small businesses in your community. We small business owners ALL need your business. Don’t be afraid to order food that’s new to you. And don’t forget to order the noodle dishes…they represent LONG life in the new year.
*Brew and serve a pot of hot green or jasmine tea and serve a fortune cookie or Asian cake. I also recommend serving oranges or kumquats. IF you want to explore and serve slices of DRAGON FRUIT which is known to help gut health, your immune system and your skin look its best.
*Set the table with plates and bowls or just find Chinese Take Out containers to serve in. Not much clean up!
*Be authentic and set the table with chopsticks. Make them LEARN how to use them. It just may be quite amusing. The Asian grocery stores even have chopsticks for children and adults so many gorgeous styles and patterns to choose from.
Decorate with red and gold. Lanterns and more. Maybe you can find a Tiger 🐅 figurine.
*Make party favors so everyone gets a treat to go home with. I love to use small decorative take out boxes or organza bags to put the token gift in.
*If you’re feeling adventurous have a FORTUNE COOKIE making party! They are easy and so fun to make!
If you’re looking for a great gift for your Valentine ❤️ this year. Perhaps you might consider giving a gift of food and drink for the kitchen. Or a bamboo steamer filled with Asian beauty products.
Whatever you do you’ve got 15 days to celebrate 🎊 it with your family and friends too!