What to Wear?
For a complete rundown of what you can expect when attending a Red Egg and Ginger Party, including customs and the food you’ll be served, you can check out our Etiquette page.
When thinking about what to wear, remember that Red Egg and Ginger Parties are celebrations! They’re typically held at lunch time, rather than at dinner time, and attendees range from family to close friends to business colleagues. There are also a fair number of children in attendance, which prevents the atmosphere from becoming too stuffy, even if the party is held at a fancy local restaurant.
In terms of dress code, just think “casual semi-formal weekend wear.” This means no shorts, jeans or flip flops at one end of the spectrum. No ties, jackets or fancy dresses at the other. If you’re bringing kids, simply picking a clean set of clothes will do! No need to buy a special outfit like you might for a wedding. The couple below looks great — the tie earns bonus points.
Keep your outfit fun! Red and gold are the luckiest of all colors in Chinese culture, so they’re always a good choice. Just avoid lots of black and white, which are typically reserved for funerals and mourning. Check out the folks in the picture below — they’re dressed perfectly for a Red Egg and Ginger Party, just in the wrong colors.
Above all, don’t stress about what to wear to a Red Egg and Ginger Party. Dress up a little, avoid lots of black and white and get ready to have some fun with your friends and their new baby!