Party Girl: Chinese New Year / Valentine's Day Mashups
Chinese Woo Year
Spend the dawn of the Year of the Tiger with your own lil' tiger. Deck out your pad in imperial shades of red - easy decor to pick up almost anywhere this time of year - and order in a spread of Chinese finger foods. Take turns feeding each other steamy dumplings, then cap off the meal with personalized fortune cookies - we'll leave the message up to your imaginations (or dirty minds, as the case may be).
Chinese New Year gives singletons the perfect excuse to shun the lovey-dovey trappings of a traditional Valentine's Day. Round up some of your single pals for a Chinese love-potluck: each guest brings not only a tasty Asian dish (takeout is perfectly acceptable), but a tasty single friend as well! Unless you've invited an even split of male/female guests, heteros should impose an opposite-sex rule to keep things balanced. Though on Cupid's big day, anything is possible!