Lisa Thornbury: Party Mummy


How To Host A Chinese New Year Dinner

Bang A Gong, Dinner's On

Add a few Asian inspired elements to your table and turn dinner time into party time...Chinese New Year style.

Even if you don't celebrate Chinese New Year, it's easy to transform an ordinary week night into something extraordinary by incorporating a few special touches into your regular dinner.  Your kids will love it!

What To Serve:
Healthy Fried Rice
Your favourite noodle dish
Zesty Chicken Skewers
Chicken balls (my kids’ all-time fave) with plenty of plum sauce for dipping
Fortune Cookies

Easy Embellishments:
Red napkins (red is good luck)
Chopsticks - they may make the meal messy...but it's good clean fun
Red envelopes with money inside ("Hong Bao") – fold regular red craft paper into an envelope and insert a twoonie for luck.
Stream Chinese music online to listen to at meal time --> here or here (click play button on the left)
Do a little research before dinner and share a few fun facts about this family friendly holiday during your meal.

Gung Hay Fat Choi everyone!