- Theme Party Ideas
Chinese New Year's Party Ideas
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
Evening in the Orient or Party
If you are
planning an Asian or Oriental party, our event planners have found some
fun items and ideas from a variety of our favorite vendors that we think
will help you create just the ambience.
The key to pulling off a coordinated event: Evoke your theme
throughout the affair. Whether that theme is as general as a
season or a feeling, or as specific as a special flower, it should be the subtle thread that ties
everything together. Your location, invitations, flowers, menu,
cake, and favors should all cleverly reflect one common concept.
Then, get as creative as you can!
Asian Custom Banners Each
Asian Personalized Photo Banners Each
Asian Reeds Square Banners Each
Asian Border Square Banners Each
Asian Nights Personalized Banners Each
Asian Dragon Personalized Banners Each
Asian Party Ideas
Oriental Garden, Asian
restaurant, Oriental Tea Room, reception or banquet halls, hotel
Use Red, Black & Gold. Or
& Mocha. Another combination might be Claret and White.
As a fun
alternative to printed invitations, hand-deliver Chinese take out containers to each guest. Include a hand-written invitation
inside along with some wrapped fortune cookies. Tie a ribbon around
the boxes or to the wire handle.
You'll think of so many cute ways to use Chinese Take Out Containers.
They are available at craft stores in white, and a
variety of other colors, try them
Send invitations tied to a pair of
chopsticks. Use red
card stock and a gold paint pen for the invitation. Tie the
invitation to the chopsticks with black curling ribbon.
Chinese celebrations always include firecrackers to
scare away evil spirits.
Bring the exotic look of the Far East to your tables.
The tops of your tables provide you with a
very large surface area and covering them with a beautiful
tablecloth is the easiest way to change the feel of a room.. It is
also the most cost effective way to decorate.
venues offer a variety of linens. If they don't have the color you
need or length desired, you can rent them from your local party
linen rental store.
Theme Gossamer Asian Rolls
is a unique material that can be used to create overlays for your
tables. In addition to using as an overlay for tables use gossamer to cover a wall, make
bows, and etc. Gossamer makes
super backdrops too.
Place-cards facilitate guest seating, and are a must at semi-formal
and formal events for sit-down dinners as well as buffets. They
get guests seated expediently. Each couple gets a place-card, and
each single guest. Perfect
for an Asian theme are place cards shaped like Asian fortune cookies.
Create a festive and colorful setting
with bamboo chargers, bamboo placemats or floral
with bamboo accents. Wherever bamboo is placed, good
fortune is sure to follow.
up tables with mini fan favors! Place one at each place setting.
Chopsticks on the table add to the festivities when your food
and theme have an Oriental flair.
luck, toast only with sparking wine or champagne.
For a formal event have your florist
do floral arrangements in the traditional Oriental tri-lineal design
concept of heaven, man and earth. Simplicity and naturalness are the
watchwords for Oriental flower arrangements.
Long revered in Asian
cultures, bamboo is believed to spread good fortune in
everything from business and health to wealth and
Bamboo is excellent used as accent in floral arrangements or use Bamboo containers
for holding floral arrangements. Wherever bamboo is placed, good fortune
is sure to follow.
shaped twiggy branches ( Manzanita) for line, they should be
weathered for contract.
Some other ideas for foliage are Pittosporum
foliage, Polysaia branch, Solomon's Seal, Huckleberry,Japonica, Cocoa Spray & Grape Ivy.
Excellent focal flowers for
Oriental arrangements might include: Iris, Azalea, Tiger Lilly,
Canna Lily, Fugi Mums, Camellia, Calla Lily, Anemone, Sun Dahlia,
Magnolia, Passion Flower, Gardenia, Calliandra & Blooming
Fill out arrangements with Dwarf Pittosporum, Oleander,
Mountain Laurel, Podocarpus, Mountain Ash, or Philodenendron.
Bring the raw beauty of nature to
Asian centerpieces and flower arrangements by adding grey
Add a painted
Chinese fan to your arrangement for accent.
Pair magnificent Asian
and Coconut Candles for mood lighting with handsome red scalloped placemats.
If your budget is tight,
non-floral centerpieces like those featured on this page are a
red, gold or black imprinted
napkins with an oriental design. The
napkins will serve several purposes … great decorating in disguise
and a delightful memento of the party that can be saved in
scrapbooks for years to come!
can be laid out on a buffet table, or can be displayed at each place
Place napkins in the center of each place setting at an
angle, or unfold them and place them in glasses for a tall dramatic
The napkins can also be tied (and bundled with plastic
cutlery) with a multitude of items to match your theme. Tie
with curling ribbon, gossamer streamers, ric-rac, beads or ribbon.
If your budget is low, but
your dreams are grand, consider the depth of a photo mural
or backdrop. They can fill an entire wall, and better
yet, they provide guests with the most realistic setting
imaginable. Great photo op too.
following items for decorating accents:
Chinese Take Out Containers
are a must have.
at each place setting and fill with
Personalize your event by giving
out personalized favors like those featured on this page.
If you will have children at the party, you can keep them busy with
a small craft project. Purchase some plain
oriental take-out boxes
and have the kid's decorate with red and
black Asian symbols (to make this easy for them, provide some books
with Asian designs that they can copy.
Asian cuisine is one of the world's most
tasty and unique. Guests will love to try new and delicious dishes
at your Asian theme party. Here are some suggestions:
- You can either choose one type of
food from a specific country, or offer an array of different
- If you opt for just one country's
cuisine, select from Japanese, Chinese or Thai food. These are
the most popular and easy to find.
- If you are not up for making the
food yourself, simply order take-out from your local Asian
restaurant. When you get the food home, display it on your own
platters to make it look more homemade.
- Instead of cooking or getting
take-out, hire an Asian chef to come to your party! You can
either hire a sushi chef to give a demonstration, or a stir-fry
chef to cook up each guest's specific dish. Let them select
their own ingredients for a totally custom experience!
Don't forget the chop sticks.
- It would be fun to create some personalized fortune cookies for
your wedding or anniversary events. These are easy to make and are sure to be a
big hit! Simply take some regular, store-bought fortune cookies and
microwave them for about five seconds. The cookies will be soft and
you will be able to bend them to take out the fortune message.
Replace the message with your own special message!
For a birthday event make a Fortune
Cookie Cake. This is easy to make and very impressive.
The fortune in the cake can say "Confucius say, Happy Birthday".
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