The Year of the Dragon- 6 Chinese New Year Ideas

Prosperity, peace, happiness and longevity all symbolize the Chinese New Year, one of the most important and festive Chinese holidays. This is the year of the Dragon, and to kick off the celebrations, here are 6 creative and crafty Chinese New Year ideas:

1 Dragon Chain

1. Paper Chain Dragons from Naturally Educational

2 fingerprint dragon2. Thumbprint Dragons from Handprint and Footprint Art

3 Chinese-Lanterns

3. Paper Lanterns from Craft-Craft

4 longevity juice

4.”Longevity Juice” water labels from Kara’s Party Ideas

5 dragon cake

5. Dragon & Ninja Party from Life, Right Now via Kara’s Party Ideas

6 paper-fortune-cookies

6.Cupcake Liner Fortune Cookies from Family Fun Go

Do you know your Chinese Zodiac sign? It’s a fun thing to read about and see how close it matches your personality. I was born in the year of the dog, which at first sounded lame to me- I wanted to be something cool, like the dragon or tiger. But it could be worse- I could’ve been born in the year of the pig :) (Sorry if you are born in that year!)

AND according to the “stuff” I read, “The Dog is the most likeable sign in the Chinese zodiac” so, I’m pretty much loved by everyone. (wink)

It also says the Dog and Horse are compatible, which is a good thing ’cause I am married to a horse! Yet, his personality doesn’t match that of the Chinese Horse, so go figure.

Read about your Chinese Zodiac Sign here.


About Stephanie

Wife, mom of 5, preschool teacher, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.


  1. I’d have to nominate my best female friend. She is such a special person

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