Chinese/Asian Theme Party Ideas and Supplies

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Chinese/Asian Party Ideas

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These look REALLY great…but you'll need someone who has a very simple computer graphics program and the basic knowledge to use it. Download some nice photos from the Internet of China (you should be overwhelmed by the selection you find on the Internet) and load them into the graphics program. You can do this by 'right clicking' with your mouse on any picture you like, then selecting 'Save As' among the options. Save these to a disk or your hard drive. Across the top (or in any other place, depending on how creative you want to get with it…) put the words of the location (i.e. Hong Kong, The Great Wall, etc.) Then, in one of the corners put a large number…essentially, you are making a large stamp. Once you have the image the way you want it, print it out and decorate cut the edges all around in the fashion of a large stamp (fiskar scissors do a great job.) These look great just about anywhere. HINT: These can be done in assembly-line fashion and can be cranked out relatively fast once you get into the 'groove' of it.

Name your location. Invite your guests to Beijing, Hong Kong, Chinatown or Lin's Chinese Restaurant, etc. By naming it and referring to that name you'll create a definite place and time for your guests. It's amazing the credibility that is given when it is given a name.

Create a Chinese themed scavenger hunt. It's a great way to familiarize your guests with all the different icons of the culture. You can either create your own lists or download a variety of lists HERE.

DON'T THROW AWAY THE PARTY DECORATIONS! - Save money and do something your guests will LOVE! GIVE AWAY your party decorations! Use Chinese posters (see below for inexpensive resources) to hang around your party area. Allow the winners of different games to choose which poster they'll get to walk away with at the conclusion to the party! Combine decorations with party prizes!

Have some live characters roaming around, mingling with the guests. How about a travel guide pitching his/her newest tour all along the Great Wall of China? Or how about a Kung Fu Master walking around asking your guests to sign up for his new "Pain Is Your Friend" class? These characters do not need to be present for long periods of time. In fact, it is best if they are not. Let them come…and then go. Your guests will be incredibly impressed.

If you want to paint with a faux rock/stone finish (without spending an arm and a leg on those craft store kits) buy a few cans of spray paint instead. This is a great trick if you are considering making portions of the Great Wall as part of your decorations. Gray, black and white should do the trick. With a hobby razor blade, lightly score the nozzle hole of the spray can. This will cause the paint to sputter rather than spray. Make sure the surface is covered first in the gray, then add some sputtering of the white and black.

For an inexpensive Great Wall of China, use brown postal wrapping paper and a new rectangle sponge. With any water based paint (try not to dilute it too much) use the sponge as a stamp to imprint bricks onto the paper. Although not very realistic, it 'works' for areas that are not meant for high profile places. A great way to blanket an area.

Hang fabric for simple decoration. Near larger metropolitan areas one can always find some type of 'garment district' or wholesaler shops for fabric. These are great for finding a high variety of prints for prices that are a steal. Have fun searching for appropriate prints to hang like pinched tapestries on the walls. This simple trick does wonders for decoration (especially when the decoration supply is pretty thin.)

This game would work for older children as well. Look up at your local library (or online) how to say the following words in Chinese: Yes, No, Please and Thanks. (I say look them up because spelling them in Chinese won't help pronouncing them with a native tongue.) Provide these words and translations for each of your guests and explain that the English versions of these four words are not to be used (either for a specified period of time or for the duration of the party/event.) Additionally, arm each guest with three markers (coins, fake jewels, etc.) If a guest uses one of the four English words in any way (even in casual conversation) the first other guest to notice gets to ask for one of the markers. At the end of the specified time, the one with the most markers wins. For a great online translator for a resource (though does not show pronounciation) is

Chinese Posters! - Great party decorations!


Chinese Antiqued Paper

Chinese Dragon Hand Antiqued Paper


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