Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Grand Red Time

So this post is a bit belated; sometimes it takes me a little while to get it together during the week...especially when you start it off with a bang! To celebrate the Chinese New Year (it's the year of the Dragon - rawrr) and one of my favorite friend's heritage we held a mini shindig on Monday night. Party favors were red, guests were told to wear red and if they decided to contribute something to the gathering, to only bring red liquids. It was quite the color coordinated affair. Take a looksie down below. 

So many chopsticks.

Even more. 

A light installation of laterns created by the host. 

The most fun candies you've ever seen.  

And culturally confused Hello Kitty accessories. Went to Chinatown in Philly (mini road trip to see much beloved friends) to purchase New Year's decorations and ended up with Japanese trinkets? Odd, but we'll take it.

The lady of the night with the entree of the night- veggie steamed dumplings. Note the lantern dangling in the shot and her very awesome vintage Chinese silk jacket. Also, the red lippy. We were not kidding around with this color scheme. 

Linking to this week:


Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Andrea,
Loving all of this colour!!
What great the hello kitty candy and the cluster of lanterns!!
All the Best,

once in a blue moon said...

great happy fun photos!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a fun post. The colors are so vibrant.

lvroftiques said...

Looks like fun! Vanna

Laura said...

All the color is wonderful and I love your blog- especially the profile statement.

I am a new follower!

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Sarah said...

Andrea, thanks for stoping by my Dragon Party and inviting me to yours. Red is definitely the color for Chinese New Year. Love the lanterns. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Ann said...

Andrea, your post has me seeing red. Haha! Love the color--nice photos.

Sandy Ang said...

I am in love with your chopsticks and straw photo ! Totally wonderful. wondering if there's any chance you'll allow me to scrapbook it.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

That looks like such a fun party! I love red myself and I wear a lot of it. Happy Pink Saturday and have a great weeknd.


Sarah said...

How fun! I love the coordination of red. That must have taken a lot of planning!

Also, I'm not sure who is the owner, but I love the "Keep Calm Harry Is Still Single" poster! So funny!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

What fun! What kind of red liquids did guest bring? :)

Curtains in My Tree said...

Looks like you had a fun Chinese New Years party

I love the valentines in your previous post I have tried all day to get my createive juices flowing to make valentines

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh I just LOVE these images! :) I suppose I am a bit bias - I was born the "Year of the Dragon!" So I'm rather excited that 2012 is "my year!" lol Love all the "reds" - such vibrant & cheerful colors. Looks like you all had great fun! There's always tons of festivities locally here in downtown LA - it's actually going on this weekend! :) Happy Sunday to you!


Barbara F. said...

Hi Laura and Andrea, this looks like a great way to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. Very lovely blog, I am following you now. xo

Tricia said...

Wow, that is a lot of red. It looks so bright and happy. I'm in love with all the little boxes of candy...what cute packaging :)

val's alentejo blog said...

what a wonderful colourful blog.. all the lovely Chinese decorations for their New Year..I love anything chinese..also their food.
I love your silk jacket Andrea. I sure would love one of those..
best wishes val
hope to see you my way.
I have had some "gliches" but seem to be on the path again..

In My Wild Eden said...

What a beautiful and fun celebration! I love the lanterns and all the chop sticks!

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