{GIVEAWAY} Host Your Own Chinese New Year’s Party!

chinese new year party2012 is the year of the Dragon, a very important one in the Chinese zodiac year.

Prosperity, peace, happiness and longevity all symbolize the Chinese New Year, one of the most important and festive Chinese holidays. Why not invite your friends over and host a CHINESE NEW YEAR’S PARTY! Attract even more prosperity, peace, and good fortune for the next year.

I teamed up with PF Changs to share how they can help make your party a delicious one. Red envelopes are a traditional gift of the Chinese New Year, and red symbolizes good luck.WANT TO WIN A RED ENVELOPE PRIZE FROM PF CHANGS?! Leave a comment below telling us who embodies the dragon traits in your life (confident, bold, honest, genuine).

1 GRAND PRIZE RED ENVELOPE: A night out at the Bistro with their Dragon and a night in enjoying Home Menu with their favorite Dragon
14 RED ENVELOPE FIRST PRIZES: Home Menu coupons, Bistro gift cards, co-branded t-shirts

15 Winners to be chosen. Deadline to enter is 1/23/12. Winners will be notified 1/24/12. 

Party Ideas for the Chinese New Year!
paper fortune cookies

CUPCAKE LINER FORTUNE “COOKIES”:  Cute baking cup liners are used to make these paper fortunes.  For each one, fold a paper cupcake baking liner as shown, slip the note inside, and apply a dot of craft glue to the bottom of the liner to secure it in place. Want to make the real thing? Find a recipe for Fortune Cookies over on The Bakery Spot!

chinese new year party

CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE: Use a variety of red, orange, and yellow decorations to create the perfect atmosphere. Hang paper lanterns in these colors over console tables full of sweet treats and tasty appetizers. {Party styled by Pure Joy Events for Bird’s Party}

ENJOY PF CHANGS DINNER AT HOME: Make your Chinese New Year’s Party a breeze with PF Changs at home meals. Hello!? Love! PF Changs is one of my fave restaurants so the fact that I can serve “at home” cooked meals to friends at a party that taste just as amazing as in the restaurant is a huge score! They’re easy too which is great for a busy hostess. Find out more about the Home Menu! 

Be sure to enter below to win!





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  1. 43

    Courtney-awesome job on the table and partnering up with PF Changs!! My mom is my dragon! She is the best!

  2. 44
    Alice Chase says:

    Love Chinese New Year celebrations! We have celebrated every yr since our close friends adopted their daughter from china as an infant. It has served as a reminder and celebration of the land and her homecoming. In my group I am the dragon(spoken like a true dragon, right ? haha.) Thanks so much for doing this!!

  3. 45

    My Mom is my dragon!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  4. 46
    Jane Johnston says:

    I am proud to say that I am finally a DRAGON! Honesty, and being genuine have always been there, but boldness & confidence have had to come with maturity! Loving the wrinkles that come with the battles!!

  5. 47
    Jennifer Labecki says:

    The Dragon is the Chinese zodiac sign of both me and my mother. She is the one person that I know that best embodies the traits of the Dragon. She is the most honest and genuine person that I know!

  6. 48

    My new boyfriend is so 2012 Year of the Dragon! His honesty and ability to be genuine at every moment are two of the reasons I let him into my life, as I have not dated in five years. Our first ‘date’ was snowboarding together on Jan 2, 2012; we had mongolian bbq at the cliffhouse and his fortune read ‘do it with confidence’. Later that week he asked me to coffee, and boldly laid his feelings on the line! I would love to have a PF Changs Chinese New Year dinner party to introduce each other and our good fortune to our friends.

  7. 49

    My grown son is my “dragon” in my life…confident, honest and genuine.Thanks for such a great giveaway. We love P.F. Chang’s

  8. 50
    Patti Redford says:

    My husband is my “dragon”. I can always count on him. Love those “cupcake” fortune cookies.

  9. 51

    My fiancé is definitely a dragon. He is the most genuine and gutsy person I have ever met. I am thankful he is that way because if he wasn’t, we would have never started dating in the first place because I am way too shy!!

  10. 52

    My daughter, Carolyn, is my dragon. She has no problem being the only one on a dance floor, or even asking a guy to dance. If he say’s “no”, she moves on to the next potential dance partner. She is always kind, honest and genuine.

  11. 53

    Great decorating ideas! Wishing everybody a great dragon year!

  12. 54

    My Mom, even though she is a Tiger, embodies those Dragon traits!

  13. 55

    I would say my husband has all the traits of a dragon, however I dont think that is his zodiac sign….love all the party ideas…I am hosting a CNY party with a friend this year, our daughters are from China!!

  14. 56

    My husband is the dragon in our family even though he was born in the year of the rooster, haha. Thanks for the giveaway, and as always, beautiful decorations!

  15. 57

    The dragon in my life is my husband. He is supportive and very generous.

  16. 58

    My kids are my dragons. They are so genuine in all they do and they continually encourage me to be more bold & confident in my own life.

  17. 59

    My mother is a Scorpio born in the year of the Dragon. She is stubborn, hard-working, bold, opinionated…and I love her to pieces!

  18. 60

    My mom and stepdad are both my dragons~ I don’t know what I’d do without them~ And we all LOVE PF CHANG’s!

  19. 61
    jocelyn heyward says:

    My 6 year old son is my dragon. He is honest. The innocence of our youth. That is the only way he knows to be.

  20. 62

    I was born under the dragon sign and have always tried to live my life with “dragon” qualities, somthing I’m very proud of! I just gave birth 2 weeks ago to my 4 daughter Also born under the sign of the dragon! Her father ( a rabbit) and I sure could use some time together enjoying some PF Changs!

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