This year is the year of the Dragon, celebrating those born under this Chinese Zodiac sign. The Dragon represents nobility and luck, and is one of the most popular amongst Chinese celebrated years. So this year, we should all celebrate our own share of luck to start out the new year.
A traditional look
Red and black balloons with golden ribbons provide a great look for your ceiling, and are easy enough to do in a matter of minutes. Plenty of light carried by the classic red Chinese lanterns that hang from trees and posts will bring luck to your event. These lanterns can string across any area, and give a very festive vibe to the atmosphere. On the table, bowls with the floating Peonies (flowers that represent riches and honor) make a colorful addition and aren’t difficult to manage.
Taste the new year
Of course, it all comes down to what’s for dinner. Celebrating the Chinese New Year wouldn’t be quite right without that special flavor. The scent of Kung Pao Chicken, egg rolls, the flavors of sautéed onions, garlic and shrimp all filling the air. While mastering the skills to create such an array of cuisine would be valuable, we don’t always have the time to accomplish such tasks. Luckily, caterers like Gomez Catering can bring that unique flavor to your event so that you can relax and enjoy the festivities.
Because the food can flow with the theme, why not take a few lessons in the use of chopsticks to really experience the feel of the event? It can be a little tricky at first, but with a folded up piece of paper and a rubber band, you can turn any pair of chopsticks into a utensil that anyone can use. Just wedge the folded paper between the two sticks at the top end, and then wrap a rubber band around the area. Then it’s time to enjoy the feast!
This year, celebrate the Year of the Dagon with an event that brings the unique experience and food from a land where tradition coincides with elegance…and a little bit of luck.
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