January 28th, 2017 is the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar and it's the year of the Rooster! Chinese New Year was set to coincide with the downtime just before a new year of farm work begins. Now it has become a time to celebrate the start of a new business year and wishing for profits and success! Julianne's is celebrating it for the first time since opening our doors in April last year and we want to help you bring blessing upon your own lives.
Celebrating this time can be fun, we suggest having guests over the night before to bring in the year with a party! Traditionally, sweet rice dumpling soup is served but you can put a twist on it by ordering take-out or cooking up traditional Chinese dishes. Decorating your tablescape is a must too! We suggest using a red and gold color scheme, with lanterns and paper flowers. Red dishes, that you most likely used around the holidays, can be used and mixed with any white plates or serving dishes you may have. We also found these adorable ceramic take out boxes that can be used for serving or holding utensils. Don't forget the chopsticks! For those who have a hard time using these, they can use our sporks! Since it's the year of the rooster, find any rooster decor you can. We have little Chinese roosters that are so cute! You can always use it after the new year as well. Last touches can be fortune cookies and chocolates from Wiseman House, because who doesn't love chocolate? We would love to help you get ready for this special holiday, come by the shop or shop from the comfort of your couch!Continue reading