You are about to attend a traditional Chinese celebration of a baby’s one month birthday. Red Egg and Ginger Parties can range from full banquet meals at restaurants to small family events at home. Guests receive red eggs, which symbolize luck and unity, and pickled ginger, which brings the body back into balance after childbirth.
You should bring a gift for the baby when attending a Red Egg and Ginger Party. Gifts are traditionally given to wish the baby good luck and protect it from bad spirits. Today gift giving is much more casual, though you can still strive to incorporate these traditional themes.
Your Red Egg and Ginger Party invitations should be fun and unique, bounded only by your own time and creativity. Parents can design and print their own invitations or go online to find ideas that incorporate both traditional and contemporary Chinese designs.
You may choose to thank guests for attending by sending them off with the customary hard boiled red eggs or packages of pork biscuits. However, you can also thank those who attended the celebration with a more creative gift that still has a touch of tradition in it.
Your Red Egg and Ginger Party will introduce your new baby to family and friends. Red Egg and Ginger Parties can be traditional affairs full of symbolic rituals or casual gatherings that feel more like a contemporary baby shower. Either way, don’t be overwhelmed by party planning during your early, sleep-deprived days of parenthood.
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