September 23 2020 – Justin Chung
If you are the host of a Chinese New Year party this year, you may be a little overwhelmed by all the things you need to do. From food and decor to clothes and what blessings to say, there are quite a few rules to remember. It's no wonder that hosts can feel the pressure, even amidst the joyfulness of the occasion.
To save you from being swamped by your workload and preparations, our team of experts here at Gift Hampers Macau is more than happy to give you the guidance you need and allow the party to go smoothly as planned.
How to host a Chinese New Year party
It may have been a while since you've seen some family members, or maybe you get to see them on a regular basis. Regardless, you'd want to host a party they will remember, and to make them feel special during their stay.
In preparation, the tradition is to have the place cleaned beforehand and well-decorated. You may choose to purchase fresh flowers to welcome in the spring or other Chinese New Year plants that will give the home a festive vibe. Sticking up red posters with well-wishes upon them will certainly add to the spirit of celebration.
Wearing red clothes, Chinese-styled clothes or new clothes is a must, especially for a host. Don’t forget to open the door with a smile and greet your guests with a wonderful Chinese New Year blessing.
As for the well-wishes themselves, different well-wishes mean different things. Wishing the elderly good health and longevity and wishing relatives and friends success and prosperity is common.
Traditional Chinese New Year food is an auspicious choice. It generally includes an entire fish for prosperity, dumplings for wealth, a whole chicken for togetherness, spring rolls to welcome the season of spring, and noodles for longevity. Snacks and sweet treats are very common too as they bring ‘sweetness’ into our new year. Nian gao, tang yuan, fruit and candy are all great gourmet choices to bring to the table.
What to gift at Chinese New Year
For some truly lovely Chinese New Year gifts to give, check out our exclusive range of Chinese New Year hampers, packed full of your favourite gourmet treats and the freshest fruit. Gift Hampers Macau offers free gift delivery too to save you the hassle.
- Send your family and friends the warmest wishes with CNY Luxury Fruit Hamper. Dig in to find an assortment of sweet and savoury treats that are sure to tickle your tastebuds!
- Wealthy New Year is perfect for sharing with your nearest and dearest this Chinese New Year. Celebrate in style with the delicious gourmet gifts in this wonderful hamper.
- Clink your glasses to an amazing year of great fortune! Gifting your loved ones with Mini Festive Celebrations not only shows how much you think of and care about them, but also allows them to taste the sweet success for the incoming year.