Friday, January 31, 2014

Gong Hey Fat Choy!

Today is the start of Chinese New Year! As the president of my school's Asian/Pacific-Islander Club, we decided to celebrate it a few days ago by throwing a New Year's party! I don't have any good quality pictures from the event, but with our limited budget we had to be creative with it!

I couldn't help but post with this Chinese baby decoration I bought at the local Asian market!

Most of this simple Chinese New Year's Eve party that we had involved lots of DIY things--one of them was using this wooden board painted with chalkboard paint to create a backdrop for our photobooth! I wrote Happy New Year in Chinese characters, the spelled out version of it in Cantonese, and the old Chinese version of the word "horse" for year of the Horse! To add more embellishment to the board, I doodled a bit and drew some Chinese coins as well.

We even made Chinese lanterns out of scrapbooking and construction paper! I will definitely keep this simple and easy DIY in mind for future events! I got the idea from Pinterest, but my friend and I learned how to make them through an Australian craft site for kids! 

This post is shorter than my usual posts, but I just wanted to give a short update on my life and say Happy Lunar New Year, year of the horse! 


  1. Happy New Year! My boyfriend is Chinese, so he and his family celebrate every year. And he is making me wear red underwear today for good luck. Haha!!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

    1. Aww haha that is so funny! Well, happy lunar new year to you & your boyfriend! That is so cool that you get to celebrate with him.

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful time!

    ➵ Alli


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