During this wonderful time of year, also known as the Lunar New Year, it has long been a tradition for Chinese families to carry out certain rituals that help rid their homes of bad luck and make room for good fortune. Apart from the many customs and rituals surrounding the Chinese New Year, there is another aspect that bears great significance to the overall festivities: decorations! Granted, the Chinese New Year has already greeted us this month. But that doesn’t mean the festive month has to end here.
Everyone puts a lot of thought and effort into decorating their homes with symbols of happiness and success for the new year. Traditional embellishments include Chinese red lanterns, New Year paintings and Fu characters, paper cuttings, and more, but there are also many modern decorations to choose from, including those made from balloons. Below, we share some ways to make the most of simple yet beautiful balloon decorations to make your Chinese New Year decor truly pop!
1. Year of the rabbit balloon centrepiece
A zodiac animal represents each year in the repeating zodiac cycle of 12 years, each with its unique attributes. For 2023, it is the year of the Rabbit, starting from January 22nd up until February 9th in the following year. The 12 Chinese zodiac signs have their origins stem from Chinese mythology, wherein they were the crowned winners of a race organised by the Jade Emperor, a renowned figure in Chinese religion. Now, these zodiac signs have become a mascot for each new year, adored by families and their children. Make this year’s zodiac sign the highlight of your decorations with our CNY Year of the Rabbit Balloon Centrepiece.
2. Dragon balloon arch
What better way to greet guests and relatives than with an impressive dragon balloon arch at your home’s entrance? Decorating doors doesn’t have to be limited to the traditional door couplets and New Year paintings, and adding a modern touch with a well-made balloon arch will surely wow everyone who comes over to celebrate the New Year with your family.
3. Chinese New Year-themed balloon backdrop
With the rise of social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram, connecting with loved ones and relatives and welcoming the New Year with them has never been easier, no matter how far they may be. Take great photos that reflect the celebrations with a Chinese New Year-themed Balloon Backdrop filled with fanciful designs and props that commemorate the upcoming year of good luck!
4. Lion head balloon display
The lion dance is among the most important traditions of the Chinese New Year and many other Chinese festivals. It is a performance wherein two dancers in a stylised lion costume work together along with the rhythm of the music to chase away evil spirits and bring good fortune to all. With balloon decor, you, too, can have this iconic symbol among your set of decorations!
The Chinese New Year is one of many festivities that bear incredible significance to the Chinese people and their culture. Thus, going big on everything for the festivities, such as in the decorations, makes perfect sense when greeting a fresh new year of possibilities and success.
Need help with the supplies for your Chinese New Year decorations? Funlah is here to help! Let our friendly team of experts handle your CNY balloon decorations, like the ones we mentioned above, as well as any other occasion or event that won’t be complete without balloons in the picture. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to learn more about balloon decoration ideas and our balloon decor, from balloon bouquets to centrepieces and any other party supplies you may require!