This party warms my heart as it is a baby shower for a couple that is adopting a baby boy from China!  They have waited over 5 years to adopt their second child from China, and their sweet friend Kristi planned an amazing Chinese New Year party and surprise shower to celebrate the special occasion!

Kristi included so many fun and festive decorations- I love the red lanterns and this tassle garland!

One of my favorite touches is the referral photo that Kristi used throughout the party.  The referral photo is the first photo that the adoptive parents received of their son.  Kristi printed it and used it on the favor bags and napkin rings…notice how she rimmed the photo with gold ink.

Desserts were made even more beautiful with Kristi’s creative displays and handmade cupcake toppers.  2012 is the Year of the Dragon on the Chinese calendar…

The new baby will be named Dan, and so Kristi used paper mache’ letters to spell out his name.  She painted them gold.  There were games for the children- such as guessing the number of fortune cookies in the jar and guessing what was in each baby food jar…

What a wonderful way to celebrate the arrival of a long-awaited wish come true!

Thank you for sharing your party, Kristi!  And congratulations to your friends and their family!

See more of this party and Kristi’s own exciting journey of adopting twins at “…And Babies Make Four”

Tassle Garland- Pom Flair