How to throw a baby shower if the soon-to-be-mommy is Chinese or other countries from Asia? An "East meets West" baby shower? Uh...asian amercian, fusion or not. What ever you call it, let's have some extra speical fun created from two different cultures.
NOTE: Before understand how to throw a baby shower for Chinese parents-to-be, talk to their family and learn the Chinese customs and traditions. If her family is not available, you can also find useful ideas that came to mind .
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In China, it is customary to celebrate a new arrival in the family by holding a "Red Egg and Ginger Party," when the child is between one to three months old.
You can purchase this red egg invitation.
If you want to respect their traditions, a chinese baby calendar can help you a lot to make an appropriate schedule before you get started with the rest of this page of "How to throw a baby shower".
You can still go for a normal Shower before the big day, here are some creative chinese Shower invitations that all the guests can't wait for attending your party.
How to Throw A Baby Shower with Asian or Zen Party Atmosphere? Go the extra mile to make sure that everything is great for their guests, including the decorations.
Use Take-out Cartons - A super fun and simple decoration idea is to use tons of take-out cartons everywhere! These containers come in paper, plastic, and even silk-covered versions in just about every color imaginable. So, you are sure to find just the right accent or complimentary color for your event. Pop some flowers and gather them with ribbons, and have balloons floating above them to create a really sweet centerpiece.
"Fairly" Dragon - Even though people sometimes think of dragons as scary things, they can be softened up for a baby shower fairly easily. Go with cute looking dragons that don't "snarl", but rather "puff" happiness. Dragons can be used as main additions on the walls or in corners to hold up banners and streamers. They will also make cute accents for the buffet table. Choose dragons that are in soft pastel colors or go with a more traditional red for a more authentically Asian look.
Fortune Cookies - Fill your party space with paper "fortune cookies"! Use paper baking cups, in whatever colors you desire, fill them with funny or wild paper fortunes, then, fold and secure them with a drop of glue. These non-fattening treats will have guests smiling and they will make wonderful decorations for the baby shower.
Real Bamboo Decoration - There is something that's calming and serene about bamboo. Use real bamboo or bamboo pictures to anchor your other decorations. Bamboo can come in bright greens or pretty gold tones. You can also find tons of funky bamboo utensils that will make your buffet table look absolutely gorgeous. Also, go for the chic bamboo trays and serving utensils for a more complete look.
Asian Fans - A good idea is using a Chinese takeout box and asian silk hand fans to decorate your table. Expect tons of "fan"-fare when you incorporate those beautiful Asian fans into your décor. Fans come in so many different colors and many even feature pretty Asian inspired writing that can totally transform your space. Plus, fans are so much fun to have around! Your guests won't be able to keep their hands off of these awesome additions. Fans can also be arranged to make all types of patterns, so the color combinations are limitless!
Here are some great decoration ideas that fit for a Asian theme shower:
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Uh, here are some very delicious chinese recipes to serve the soont-to-be-mommy and the guests as well.
Background Info: Fish symbolizes surplus and a good beginning and end in the new year. A child holding an oversized fish and lotus flower is a favorite picture during Chinese New Year.
You can add a touch of toile to an Asian Luncheon with charming blue & white Chinoiserie servingware. More formal than plain paper goods, but without the fuss of breakable china. Serve delicate canapes and crustless finger sandwiches with crispy salads. For dessert, I suggest green tea ice cream and buttery dipping biscuits.
Don't forget to check out these delicious Chinese recipes and cooking tips from a Master Chef with 40 years cooking practice.
Chinese Etiquette for Dinner - When a baby is born, the happy father will send red boiled eggs to announce the news. Eggs with a black pointed end and dots in an even number such as six or eight, indicates a boy's birth; those without a black point and in an odd number like a five or seven will say the baby is a girl.
Come here to learn more about some cool game ideas.
Also here's an excellent selection of printable games you can buy and print out right away:
How to throw a baby shower when you need a few creative favors?
Give your guests the gift of good fortune while making the most of your decorations with these fabulous multi-purpose Asian brocade favor purses.
Here are some asian theme favors that you can use at a special celebration for a Chinese parents-to-be (or adoptive parents of chinese babies):
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