2.11.2013

Happy Chinese New Year!






So last night we enjoyed a nice warm night celebrating Chinese New Year! Did you? Last year I put on a fun shaa-bang {you can see here} and the kids just LOVED it! So this year I thought I would do the same thing! Why not? I see it as a wonderful way to grub down on some tasty Chinese Food while creating those fun memories with your family! 


This year I added some cool napkins and placemats I scored for .50 at a garage sale! It really added the perfect touch to the table.


Derek helped me create these fun Chinese Fire Breathing Dragons out of egg cartons! Those felt fortune cookies were from last year... you can see the steps {here} I found fun fortunes to print out {here} and stuffed them in the "cookies"

This year I decided grabbing Chinese takeout! I found that to be very nice as I was not slaving in the kitchen {don't get me wrong I love cooking} - but Love some great Chinese food that is hot and ready just waiting to be grubbed on!




Happy Chinese New Year!

My fortune this year:  Express yourself don't hold back! 

Lucky #'s 33, 10, 5, 20


18 comments:

  1. Love this!!! The dragons were super cute!! And your party goers were the best!

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  2. Aw that is so fun! I love that the napkins and placemats came from a yard sale. Score!

    Kelly @ View Along the Way
    www.viewalongtheway.com

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  3. How fun! I always loved this time of year when I taught preschool. All of the dragon crafts! But you took it to eleven with the beautiful table AND the dinner. I just may be making lettuce wraps tonight...

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  4. Could not have been a better fortune for you!

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  5. Love, love, love this idea, and totally stealing it! I love dragons and the lanterns...too fun! Look at D eating with no shirt...what do you live in Cali or somethin?

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  6. What a sweet tradition! And three boys?! I have two and I'm always thinking that if we were to have another, I'd love to have three boys!

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  7. I love those napkins! Why don't I ever find garage sale treasures like that? This looks like so much fun-I have three boys too and I bet they'd love it!

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  8. Oh no! I'm so disappointed that we missed out on a good excuse to get chinese food! Oh well, there's always next year! I love that you removed shirts in case of over-enthusiastic eating. :)

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  9. That fortune is perfect for you! looks like so much fun, Jen!

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  10. Love this idea!! I think the egg crate dragons are my favorite!

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  11. How fun! I bet my boys would LOVE eating with chopsticks!

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  12. What a totally fun idea! I love it! Looks like the kiddos enjoyed it too. :)
    Nancy

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  13. I'm sitting here slobbering drool at your dinner but mostly over your napkins & placemats! Swa-woon worthy my dear! And there you go again buddy, creating memories! You are truly the best mom ever :-)

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  14. What a great idea! I didn't even know it was the Chinese New Year! We had Chinese last week, I was early! Your boys will remember these fun times for a life time! XO (great photography!!!)

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  15. I didn't realize it was Chinese New Year's either! So cute! And, like Julie said, I was thinking the same thing - great pics!! Too much fun - I love it! xo, Claire

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  16. Perfect fortune and what fun this is! I never thought about it, but I bet the little ones would love it, especiallly making those cuter than cute dragons! You have the best ideas! Hugs, Leena

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  17. So dang cute...love the dragons...come link up to Centerpiece Wed on my blog and share this post with us. I posted a Chinese New Years Eve dinner too!
    Karin

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