A great idea for entertaining is to have an Asian themed dinner party. You can serve your favorite Asian dishes, whether its Japanese, Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese cuisine. If you decided to go with your favorite Chinese recipes, (or if you're not much of a cook, you could cheat by having hubby sneak out the back and get Chinese take-out from your favorite restaurant) these beautiful Asian dinnerware sets and Asian tableware imported from China will help you dress up your table in true Oriental style.
The Character Patterns Dinnerware Set has 5 beautiful pieces include a large 10 inch plate, smaller 9 inch plate, 4.5 inch bowl, soup spoon and a spoon rest that also holds chopsticks. This set has a colorful geometric pattern around the border and has lotus flowers and Chinese characters meaning longevity.
The Green Dragons Patterns Dinnerware Set includes the same 5 pieces as the Character Patterns Set, with dark and light green floral patterns around the border. They have a dragon design in the center. The plates and bowls are dishwasher safe.
6 place mats, 6 napkins, 6 napkin holders, and 6 pairs of chopsticks. Or the 6 place mats, 6 napkins, 6 napkin holders, and 6 pairs of chopsticks. You can also add a silk Chinese table runner.
If you need extra chopsticks, I also carry a variety of those, available in rosewood or oak with different designs. Don't forget to get some bamboo coasters for your drinks.
For tea lovers, a beautiful Oriental tea set is a great addition for your table setting. A clear teapot and clear tea cups are perfect when entertaining with flowering tea. Or serve a delicious exotic Asian tea, grown and imported from China.
To really set the mood for your Asian dinner party, hang some bamboo lamps or Chinese hanging paper lanterns. These are perfect for adding decorative accent lighting indoors or outdoors. A couple of hand painted Chinese fans make great wall decor. Other Asian wall decor you could use include silk scroll wall hangings, paper cut wall hangings and square bamboo wall hangings.
Some ideas for an interesting table center piece include displaying Chinese Empress Dolls or Chinese Opera Dolls. Or you could try a ceramic pedestal with an arrangement of fresh flowers on top. This beautiful jade bowl with stand would also make a stunning center piece.