WIN! A Chinese New Year Celebration with P.F. Chang’s

The Chinese New Year is one of the most important and festive Chinese holidays and 2012 happens to be the year of the Dragon. Why not invite friends over for a festive Chinese New Year celebration, or plan a romantic night in with that special someone?

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The folks over at P.F. Chang’s are helping us plan the perfect night. I’ve partnered with them to bring you a fun and festive giveaway and to share some ideas that will get you excited about the peace and good fortune that awaits you in 2012!

Create your space: Paper lanterns, bold colors, simple centerpieces are all fitting for a Chinese New Year’s party. For a festive centerpiece, submerge your favorite blooms in water. Image via Rachel Ray

The meal: Pick up on of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu noodle entrees like Pepper Steak with Chow Fun Noodles, Grilled Chicken Teriyaki with Lo Mein Noodles, Garlic Chicken with Dan Dan Noodles (my personal favorite), and Firecracker Shrimp with Yakisoba Noodles. Don’t forget — it’s simple to dress up these no fuss meals!

A Festive Cocktail: Our Ginger Beer Cocktail is a great pairing. Or try something more festive like this Red Dragon:

Red Dragon Martini

11/2 oz. SKYY Infusions Dragon Fruit

1 oz. Pomegranate Juice

1/2 oz. Lychee Syrup

2 Lychees

Lime

Combine all ingredients except lychees and lime in cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with lychees and twist of lime.

recipe via Marie Claire

Are you ready to celebrate?!

In observance of this centuries old custom, P.F. Chang’s is giving away Red Envelope Celebration Kits.

1 Grand Prize Red Envelope includes: A night out at the Bistro with their Dragon  and a night in enjoying Home Menu with their favorite Dragon 

 14 Additional Winners will get the Red Envelope First Prizes include: Home Menu coupons, Bistro gift cards, co-branded t-shirts

Contest is Closed. TO WIN: Comment below telling us who embodies the dragon traits in your life (confident, bold, honest & genuine).

For an extra entry: Follow both Thoughtfully Simple and P.F. Chang’s on Facebook — then come back and leave a comment letting us know you did.

Enter by January 26, 2012 midnight, PST. 15 winners chosen and announced by January 27, 2012.

 

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27 Comments on WIN! A Chinese New Year Celebration with P.F. Chang’s

  1. Nancy B
    January 22, 2012 at 10:56 am (3 years ago)

    The person in my life that represents a dragon is my husband. He is my rock, my encouraged, too honest sometimes. He is bold in Jesus and living a godly life.

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  2. Nancy B
    January 22, 2012 at 10:56 am (3 years ago)

    I like thoughtfully simple on FB

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  3. Nancy B
    January 22, 2012 at 10:57 am (3 years ago)

    I like PF Changs on FB

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  4. michelle
    January 22, 2012 at 11:42 am (3 years ago)

    The person in my life that represents a dragon is my mother. She is a strong, honest, and kind person who thinks of others before herself.

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  5. Gabby
    January 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm (3 years ago)

    The person in my life who represents a dragon in my life is my husband! He is strong, brave, full of life and truly has a heart of gold!!!

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  6. Gabby
    January 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm (3 years ago)

    I follow Thoughtfully Simple on FB!

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  7. michelle
    January 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm (3 years ago)

    I follow Thoughtfully Simple and P.F. Chang’s on Facebook

    Reply
  8. Erin B
    January 22, 2012 at 5:57 pm (3 years ago)

    My husband, no doubt, embodies the dragon traits for me. He’s active duty military and never forgets his personal beliefs and is always trying to enlighten and empower those around him.

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  9. Erin B
    January 22, 2012 at 5:58 pm (3 years ago)

    I follow Thoughtfully Simple and P.F. Chang’s on Facebook

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  10. Lynda
    January 23, 2012 at 9:17 am (3 years ago)

    My hubby is 100% Dragon!

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  11. Lynda
    January 23, 2012 at 9:19 am (3 years ago)

    I am also following you and PF Changs on FB. :-)

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  12. Bobbi Gumino
    January 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm (3 years ago)

    My husband, for sure! Confident, bold and sometimes painfully honest. That is what I love about him. Dragon for sure! :)

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  13. Bobbi Gumino
    January 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Liked both on facebook!

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  14. Helen
    January 23, 2012 at 7:31 pm (3 years ago)

    Everyone in our family possesses at least one of the dragon traits – so together we make one special dragon!

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  15. Helen
    January 23, 2012 at 7:32 pm (3 years ago)

    I already “like” P.F.Chang’s on FB and just “liked” Thoughtfully Simple. Thanks for the opportunity to win such great prizes.

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  16. Tara
    January 25, 2012 at 5:40 pm (3 years ago)

    My husband is my dragon. He encourages me to be bolder and more confident with my business decisions and my life overall. He’s extremely supportive and loving while always pushing us both to be better. I’d love to take him out to dinner to say “Thanks”!

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  17. Charro Mojica
    January 25, 2012 at 5:46 pm (3 years ago)

    One of my sons have those wonderful Dragon traits. He is currently serving 4 years in Japan with the US Navy. We need more “Dragons” in our lives :)

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  18. Charro Mojica
    January 25, 2012 at 5:47 pm (3 years ago)

    I like both PF Changs and Thoughtfully Simple on facebook – Thanks for the chance to win, LOVE PF Changs!!! ;)

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  19. Jessica Jawny
    January 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm (3 years ago)

    The person that embodies all of the Dragon traits is my mother. She is such an independent and confident woman that can brighten a room just by walking in. She has brought me up to me strong, fearless, and also determined. I couldn’t choose anyone better!

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  20. Jessica Jawny
    January 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm (3 years ago)

    Followed PF Changs and Thoughtfully Simple on Facebook :) (Jessica P)

    Reply
  21. Erica Best
    January 26, 2012 at 4:45 pm (3 years ago)

    my mother is the Dragon in my life

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  22. Erica Best
    January 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm (3 years ago)

    im following both on fb erica best

    Reply
  23. Nancy's Couture
    January 26, 2012 at 7:06 pm (3 years ago)

    My husband is the person in my life that exudes the dragon. He is intelligent, bold in his faith, and honest (sometimes too honest) He is my rock!

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  24. Nancy's Couture
    January 26, 2012 at 7:07 pm (3 years ago)

    I follow Thoughtfully Simple and PF Chang’s on FB

    Reply
  25. Silverdollar_52
    January 26, 2012 at 11:53 pm (3 years ago)

    My husband was the dragon in my life he pasted in 07

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  26. Silverdollar_52
    January 26, 2012 at 11:54 pm (3 years ago)

     I liked both pages

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  27. karina
    April 17, 2012 at 9:13 am (2 years ago)

    How do you keep the blooms from floating?

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