We were thrilled to join Cityline again for a special segment on Lunar New Year ideas, traditions and customs. We showcased fun gifting and food ideas from my Chinese background, including some fun drinks for the audience. It was so much fun! Thanks to August Media for capturing the photos onset. Special thanks to Qipology for the lovely velvet qipao.

Lunar new year party ideas on Cityline with expert and event planner Rebecca Chan

I am a huge fan of mixing vintage furniture with modern decor, and Glamourous Affairs helped us create the perfect set up for the segment.

Neon Chinese New Year Fortune sign

We decorated the set with a modern Neon Sign from Fuse Neon, and beautiful backdrop from Soho Sweet Carts. The vinyl really gave it a pop, done by Designer Dance Floors.

Lunar New Year, Year of the Rabbit peony backdrop, as seen on Cityline with Rebecca Chan.

Flowers are a must for Lunar New Year, representing new life and energy. Cherry blossoms are popular for the occasion.

Traditional Chinese New Year pastries
Traditional Chinese New Year pastries, lotus blossom cookie, from Wai Tack Kee.

Traditional sweets from Wai Tack Kee were enjoyed by the audience. The beautiful lotus blossom cookie was my favourite! Both beautiful and delicious.

Lunar New Year Lion Dancers on Cityline
Lion Dancers are my favourite tradition from Lunar New Year! Wushu Project really wowed the audience.
Lunar new year red and pink chocolate dipped strawberry tower with flowers.

Gifting fruit is very common in the Asian culture, and Dip The Tip Desserts created a stunning tower of chocolate dipped strawberries in a beautiful floral theme. Just perfect for bringing to someone’s house.

Lucky mandarin cake for lunar new year, as seen on Cityline with Rebecca Chan

Masterchef Canada winner, Christopher Siu, designed this beautiful lucky mandarin orange mouse cake, that is sure to delight. These can be ordered from his bakery Daango Bakery.

Mixology Matt created unique boozy boba cocktails for the audience and Tracy to try. They were such a hit!

For those wanting to try their hand at making bubble tea at home, Teacup TO has DIY bubble tea kits and bubble tea workshops offered worldwide.

Event planner Rebecca Chan and chef Nick Liu from DaiLo Restaurant.

We also joined Chef Nick Liu from DaiLo Restaurant in the kitchen to prep dumplings. Dumplings are very symbolic during Lunar New Year as they are like a little purse, holding your abundance and luck in a package. They also look like Chinese ingots and old nuggets, so they are eating for wealth and prosperity.

It’s always a blast on set with Cityline! Until next time.

Rebecca Chan is a Toronto event designer and event planner. If you have a brand activation, media launch event, design project, trade show or a special event, connect with her today to see how we can collaborate on your next project.