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.)
Chinese Bingo! You can either create your own boards or
download a Chinese themed Bingo set HERE.
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 www.wordlingo.com.
the kids on a Chinese themed scavenger hunt! You can either
create your own, or download one HERE.
your hand on as many different TV sets that you can and
place them around your party/facility/event. On each of
the sets, play a different episode of Ni Hao Kai Lan. If
you do not personally have any episodes on DVD, check your
local library to reserve some. While at the library, you
might also check their travel section DVDs for some great
travel videos of different Asian countries. The great part
about this is that you don't even need to have the volume
on (in fact, especially for adult parties where the guests
will probably more enjoy their conversations more than the
going for the traditional balloons and streamers, you might
consider incorporating red as it has traditionally been
the symbol of luck in China.
honor of the country, explain to your guests that the must
wear as much red as possible when they arrive to your party!