Preparing for and Celebrating the Mid-autumn Festival
Get ready to celebrate with family and friends with these great tips.
Summer is winding down, but there are still plenty of occasions to get excited about. Planning to celebrate with family and friends in honour of this year’s Mid-autumn Festival? The heritage of this celebration goes back thousands of years, honouring the moon and its association with rejuvenation.
There are a few things you can do – indoors and out – as you prepare to host relatives and friends for this joyous reunion.
Arrange plants, flowers and incense around the house or backyard for a festive, elegant touch. Consider purchasing a few strings of mini paper lanterns to hang along a staircase or porch railing. Or if you’re feeling crafty, grab the kids and make these great DIY lanterns instead. Using tealight candles and Mason jars, tin cans or paper bags, this is a fun and low-key way to get the whole family involved in the party planning.
If you’re looking for a way to blend a bit of your local culture with your heritage, there are also some great fall centrepiece ideas you could try.
If you’re able to capture one last warm-ish day of summer and eat outside, you may want to follow these tips on how to do a quick clean of your patio furniture. If you’re mostly staying indoors, grab a Swiffer to trap and lock dust and allergens around your house. And after you put away any clutter, grab a tried and tested product like Mr. Clean Multisurface Cleaner; which leaves a fresh scent after disinfecting floors and counters.
Traditional foods like mooncakes, duck, pork or dumplings are all great options, but they’re also a lot of work. So we have a couple of tips to keep in mind:
- See our ideas for taking the worry out of buffet-style parties.
- If you want to blend in some Western food with your Eastern celebration, these garlic knot biscuits are simple and delicious.
- When all is said and done, check out our tips for loading the dishwasher and using the power of Cascade.
Now you’ve got everything covered! You’re ready to host your Mid-autumn Festival celebration.
What are you doing to celebrate? Share your plans and favourite recipes in the comments below