A Chinese theme party can be a festive and elegant celebration for a birthday, a get together with friends, or a way to celebrate Chinese New Year in style. On February 10th, 2013, the Chinese New Year will welcome the year of the snake. Here are some of our favorite ideas for invitations, activities, and party decorations to help you host a party with Asian flair!
Chinese Theme Party Invitations
Depending on whether your party will be a Chinese New Year celebration, a Chinese themed birthday party, or a dinner party, there are a variety of different ideas for your invitations:
One idea is to print your invitation in Chinese and then write the translation underneath the Chinese characters. You can find out how to translate back and forth from English to traditional Chinese on translate.google.com
You can design your party invitation to look like an ancient scroll.
Instead of mailing your invitations, you can personally deliver them inside Chinese take out boxes.
Here are some great options that you can purchase from our friends at Tinyprints.com:
Golden Origami Invitations
Ornate Origami Invitations
Garden Path Invitations
Chinese Party Decorations
Chinese New Year Party Supplies from Shindigz.com
For an overall color theme for a Chinese party consider using red, black and gold. Here are some more fun decoration ideas:
For a centerpiece put cherry blossom branches in a tall vase, or use Chinese lucky bamboo
Arrange orange or red flowers in a plastic lined Chinese takeout box
Use fortune cookies for placecard holders
Set out bamboo placemats
Display an arrangement of Chinese paper fans
Play Chinese Music
Scatter small tealight candles in your party area
Make origami using the book Absolute Beginner’s Origami
Here are some more party supplies that we’ve found which would be perfect at a Chinese theme party:
Chinese Cultural Cutouts
Chinatown Foil Decoration
Chinese Theme Party Activities, Games, and Crafts
Purchase an origami book and some Origami Paper so your guests can try their hand at this ancient paper folding art
Decorate paper lanterns using paint, tissue paper, or peel and stick foam pieces
Make your own paper fans
Test your guests chopstick skills by dividing them up into two or more teams for a chopstick relay race where participants need to carry cotton balls with their chopsticks from one bowl to the next.
Include your guests in meal preparations by having them make fortune cookies or folding won ton wrappers.
Watch the Karate Kid Movies
Chinese Party Food
Give each guest Bamboo Chopsticks
Order your favorite dishes from your local Chinese restaurant to make it easy for you
Try your hand at Chinese cooking with these Chinese Cookbooks
Pot stickers are always a big hit and can be purchased at the grocery store in the frozen food section
Order or make sushi
Buy soy sauce, plum sauce, and peanut sauce for dipping
Serve green tea
Try some asian beers like Kirin or Tsingtao
For dessert you can serve fortune cookies. A fun way to dress them up is to dip them in melted chocolate and then roll them in sprinkles
Family Fun has a great mock sushi dessert recipe.
Chinese Party Favors
- Decorative Chopsticks
- Chopsticks for Kids
- Chinese take out box with fortune cookies
- Chinese Candy
- Herbal tea
- Lucky Bamboo potted plants
Hope you’ve found some helpful Chinese theme party ideas on this page. Enjoy the party!
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