Chinese New Year is a great holiday to spend quality time with family and friends, and is the perfect excuse to host a decadent meal that celebrates a new year full of hope and prosperity.For inspiration on how to set your table for Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year) follow our guide below for hints and tips.
Chinese New Year Table Setting Ideas
The meaning behind Chinese New Year table decorationsWhen setting the table for Chinese New Year, colour is king. Each element on your table should be chosen to attract good fortune, good health, prosperity and luck for the Lunar New Year.
Eating delicious, traditional meals with friends and family on Chinese New Year makes the table setting an important part of your celebrations.
What do you put on the table for Chinese New Year?The choice is yours! You can go for traditional flowers such as cherry blossom, paper lanterns and red candles on your tabletop to complement the plates and bowls you will use. Or let your imagination run wild and create your own tabletop look.
Incorporate gold and red for good fortuneThe colours red and gold are considered to be lucky and auspicious in China. Incorporating these two colours into your Chinese New Year decor will help to ensure your table setting rings in the new year in the best way.
Wedgwood’s Renaissance Red collection has been created with bold crimson and gold, which makes it a wonderful addition to your Chinese New Year dining celebrations. With a variety of plates, bowls and serveware, make it easy for your guests to grab as much delicious food as they desire.
The Wonderlust collection also has some beautifully crafted tableware pieces inspired by elegant Chinese flora and Chinoiserie patterns. Serve tea in an Orient Teacup and Saucer set to finish your celebrations.
Embrace the Year of the Rabbit2023 welcomes the Year of the Rabbit, one of the luckiest animals in the Chinese Zodiac. The rabbit symbolises mercy, elegance and beauty, which goes hand in hand with our beautifully crafted collections of tableware and teaware.
Create a colourful centrepiece to place on your tableCreating a Chinese inspired centrepiece is a great way to bring health and attract good fortune in your Lunar New Year celebrations.
Using a Wedgwood fine bone china bowl, place red flowers, orange mandarins and bamboo in whatever arrangement you prefer. Not only will this look great on the table for everyone to admire, but it is a great way to get the kids involved also.