Blow out the old year and blow in the new! I found these noise horns at the Dollar Store, and personalized them with oval tags. I can't wait to hand them out at my annual New Year's Eve party. Just too simple for words and it makes a very LOUD statement. You Will Need: • Noisemakers - you can get them online or at your local Dollar store • Oval tags (I used boxicle style, color purple) Guidelines for Simple Gifts: • Plan ahead. Think about and decide what you want to do well … [Read more...]
For Good Luck in the Year of the Rabbit!
Traditionally, red envelopes or Lai-See are given to children on the first day of the Chinese New Year. The red envelopes almost always contain money, usually varying from a few dollars to a few hundred. Whatever the amount, it is custom to give out quantities in even numbers as odd numbers associated with gifting money are traditionally given during funerals. The number 8 is considered very lucky and $8 is a common amount to find in Lai-See. Sometimes chocolate gold coins are found in the red … [Read more...]
Fun ways to celebrate the Chinese New Year
February 3, 2011 is the first day of year 4709 on the Chinese lunar calendar and marks the beginning of the year of the Rabbit. For the Chinese, this holiday is one of the most elaborate, colorful and important holidays of the year! And more than any other Chinese holiday, the Chinese New Year stresses the importance of family ties. The new year's eve dinner gathering is among the most important family occasions of the year. If you're planning to join in the celebrations with your family, … [Read more...]