Last updated on May 25th, 2022
We’re so excited to bring you today’s post all about Chinese New Year party decoration ideas. We’ve got everything you need right here to host a fun gathering with friends and family to celebrate the start of a wonderful New Year ahead! Ready to find out more? Then stick around, because today’s article is all about good cheer and well wishes, and who doesn’t need an extra dose of that?
How To Decorate For A Chinese New Year Party?
Chinese New Year is one of the most important festivals in Asia. This year, in 2022, the Lunar New Year takes place on the 1st February, so there’s only a little time left before the festivities begin! There is a tradition in Asia that the first two days of the new year should be spent with loved ones and family over a wonderful dinner with lots of food. This symbolizes that the coming year will be fruitful and affluent.
Throughout this article, we’ll give you some suggestions on how to decorate your home for a Chinese New Year Party. We’re also big on culture and tradition here, so we’ll be bringing you ideas that are authentic, as well as being beautiful and appropriate for the party you’re hosting.
Criteria For Choosing Our Chinese New Year Party Decorations
Chinese New Year decorations need to do one of two things (or both at the same time, if possible):
- They need to be based on Chinese Tradition for an authentic feel and/or;
- They need to represent luck, affluence, and health, which are all things that are important for you and your family in the year ahead
So, below we’ll share with you 10 Chinese New Year Party decoration ideas that cover all those bases for an authentic party that will bring well wishes to you and your family!
Chinese New Year Party Decorations
1. Candy And Dried Fruit Tray
This traditional wooden candy and dried fruit tray is the perfect place to start, because it’s both decorative and functional. In Chinese culture, it’s traditional to offer guests dried fruit and candy to imply that they’ll have a sweet and fruitful year ahead. If you do choose to use this beautiful, authentic decoration, then remember to keep it full all the time, as this is another way of implying abundance for the year ahead.
2. Spring Tree Hanging Ornaments
Just like how we decorate Christmas trees, it’s traditional to decorate a spring tree with hanging ornaments such as these Chinese red New Year decorations during the Lunar New Year. You may have noticed the Chinese character ‘福;’ in the spring tree hanging ornaments we’ve found, and that’s because this character means ‘fortune’ or ‘good luck’ showing that the family will be full of happiness in the coming year.
3. Cherry Blossom Floral Arrangement
In Chinese Culture, Cherry Blossom represents luck in love, which is always important to think about at the start of the Lunar New Year. By placing an artificial Cherry Blossom floral arrangement like this one at the dining table, you imply that this year any single guests will find true love, and any guests who are married or dating will have a successful and happy year in their love life! How sweet is that?
4. Spring Festival Chinese Couplet Decorations
Chinese couplets are hanging decorations which can be found at the front door of many homes celebrating the Chinese New Year. These Chinese couplets are perfect this year because they have Tigers (for the year of the Tiger in 2022), and icons for money and gold to imply wealth and good fortune for the coming year. In ancient Chinese society, people would make couplets themselves on red paper using their own calligraphy skills, but we’ve made things a little easier by pointing you toward some ready-made ones. You’re welcome!
5. God Of Wealth (Tsai Shen Yeh) Poster
The Chinese God of Wealth, Tsai Shen Yeh, is very popular with Chinese New Year celebrations for obvious reasons. By hanging this beautiful, eco-friendly poster of the God of Wealth in your dining room or sitting room, you invite good fortune and wealth to your family and all your guests, so it’s a great idea to use this as a decoration to bring even more good luck your way in 2022.
6. Red Spring Festival Wall Sticker
Traditionally, Chinese women at home would use a piece of red paper and scissors to cut out unique designs to use as wall stickers for decorations during Lunar New Year celebrations. Icons would usually include blossoming flowers or gold fish to represent wealth. These red spring festival wall stickers make your job much easier, and the red design is perfect, because red represents luck in Chinese culture too.
7. Chinese Firecracker Hanging Decorations
These Chinese Firecracker decorations are not just here because they’re beautiful or because the red and gold design works brilliantly during Chinese New Year parties. Oh no, they’re also really important in Chinese culture. Traditionally, it was believed that monsters and demons brought illness and pandemics. By lighting up firecrackers, they would be scared away. So, hang these Chinese Firecrackers by your front door to ward off the demons and monsters and keep your family happy and healthy in the coming year.
8. Spring Festival Red Paper Lantern
These spring festival red paper lanterns are perfect. Once again, they have the Chinese character ‘福’ to bring good fortune, and by lighting them in the dining room (using LED tea lights for safety) it is supposed to light the way for the year ahead and invite good fortune your way. The red and gold design of these particular lanterns is perfect, because they look great and invite wealth and good luck your way too!
9. Chinese New Year Dinner Party Decorations
This Chinese New Year dinner party set is perfect. Red and gold represent good fortune and affluence, bamboo represents well wishes for a long life, and of course we already know the Chinese character ‘福;’ by now. Serving your party food with this dinner party set is the perfect way to bring extra well wishes whilst also keeping your dining experience in line with the party theme. It’s perfect!
10. Dragon Garland
A Dragon is very traditional in Chinese culture and it’s present at many celebrations and festivals throughout the year. Dragons represent power and good fortune, so it’s always good to use a Dragon garland during Chinese New Year parties. And the best thing is? This decoration is evergreen, so you can use this at every Lunar New Year party you throw in the future. And trust us, after the success of this one, you’ll want to throw one every year!
We hope you will like the Chinese New Year Party Decoration Ideas, and wishing you a prosperous Chinese New Year 2022.