Make note...Chinese New Year is February 7th.
One of the first times the husband and I spent time together was at a Chinese restaurant celebrating Chinese New Year...or whatever. However, I use the phrase "spent time together" very loosely here. The husband spent the dinner mostly talking to another girl he was dating at the time and the husband's roommate spent the night flirting with me. A little topsy turvey but it ended out right in the end :)
Also, when we lived in San Francisco I threw a Chinese New Year party. How could I not with Chinatown a few blocks away? Around the apartment we placed a few bowls of fortune cookies purchased directly from the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie company, also in Chinatown. When I arrived at the factory a woman asked me if I wanted the "sexy fortune cookie" or the "regular fortune cookie". I opted for "regular" but I wonder, should I have purchased the "sexy" ones? That might've put an interesting twist on our dinner party :)
All in all I have fond memories of Chinese New Year.
Wouldn't it be fun to host your own party and mail out invitations like these with these stamps?
And decorate with these lanterns and these garlands?
And prepare this menu?
And give these out as party favors?
Oh yes it would.
For an all out tutorial as to how to prepare a simple party, click here.