Happy Chinese New Year!

Are YOU celebrating the Chinese New Year?
Check out these fun C.N.Y projects:

[Flying Dragon Puppet by Jellyfish Jelly]

[Paper Lanterns by Kaboose]

[Paper Dragon by Our Big Earth]

chinese new year dragon craft
[Egg Carton Dragon by Kaboose]

[Felt Fortune Cookies by CraftSanity]

[Cardboard Fire Crackers bt Kaboose]

We thought it’d be fun to teach the kiddos something new so we had a little shin dig last night, courtesy of P.F. Chang’s Red Envelope Celebration Kit.

  The eve of Chinese New Year, January 22nd, is marked by having a feast with loved ones.  What better way to teach the kids than SHOWING them by celebrating with our very own feast?!

According to the Chinese New Year traditions, after dinner is a very exciting time for the kids.  They await a red envelope containing money from their parents.  Then they put the red envelope under their pillow and they believe they will sleep well without bad dreams.  Isn’t that cute?  They also believe by doing that, they’ll become richer the next year (I need to start doing that, lol!)

We talked about the cool dragon calendar, dressed up our surroundings with awesome red lanterns, and cooked dinner [P.F. Chang’s new Home Menus] in less than 10 mins.

To give our honest opinion of the Home Menus, they were delicious! I attempted to trick the hubby into thinking I made them by scratch but he knew I wasn’t capable of getting all those flavors just right (;  We will definitely get again, they were tasty!  Juicy meat + crunchy veggies, just like their restaurants [without the hassle of driving, waiting in line + dragging the kids along]. Win-win = yum yum!!

P.F. Chang’s is celebrating the new year BIG, good fortune for you!  If you visit their restaurant between January 23rd – February 6th, you’ll receive a red envelope with a surprise inside: anything from a free dessert to discount off your meal.

If you don’t live close to one, you can still have good fortune!  P.F. Chang’s Facebook “Celebrate the Year of the Dragon” promotion will launch today at noon.  Visit to open a virtual red envelope from January 24th-February 13th with a variety of goods to score!  Keep up with them on Twitter too.

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Happy Chinese New Year, friends!  Are you celebrating?

Lolly Jane
Meet Kelli & Kristi, twin sisters and authors of Lolly Jane. We are two busy wives + mommas who are makers of all things pretty. From signs to home decor and holiday crafts or redoing furniture in between soccer practices, we do it all all while armed with an ice cold Diet Coke. Join us in our DIY adventures! XOXO
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