Although I don't celebrate Chinese New Year, I am a big fan of anything Asian inspired. I love the alphabet characters, the design, the colors, all of it. So with Chinese New Year coming up fast, I wanted to share a great website for anyone wanting to throw a party with an Asian theme. Asian Ideas, www.asianideas.com, has a HUGE selection for everything you could need...paper lanterns, parasols, chopsticks, fans, favors...it really is a one-stop-shop and the prices are very reasonable.
Their lanterns are LED and battery operated...so easy!
They have so many fans to choose from, but I really love the sandlewood fans and the natural straw fans
Chinese glamour is usually expressed in colors like red and gold, but you can always just go with neutrals or even pink to capitalize on the cherry blossom print
Chopsticks are a great inexpensive favor that everyone would love to receive and at $1.05 a piece, these will not break your budget
Centerpieces for an asian themed party can still be modern and clean looking....bamboo, simple seasonal blooms, some tea lights and lanterns like the below complete your look
Now the food...you can't just get any chinese food! If you are in New Jersey, Cathay 22 in Springfield, NJ has the best gourmet chinese food and your guests can experience it either in their private room or in your own home.
So to anyone celebrating...a very happy new year. May the year of the snake be a great year for everyone!