As Chinese New Year approaches, it’s a time for families to come together, celebrate traditions, and usher in good fortune for the year ahead. But let’s not forget our beloved furkids, who are an integral part of our families! This year, why not include them in the festivities and make their Chinese New Year experience just as memorable? From dressing them up in traditional Chinese outfits to creating pet-friendly feasts, there are plenty of fun ways to involve your furry friends in the celebration. Here are four delightful ideas we have curated to help you and your furkids ring in the Lunar New Year with joy.
1. Dress Up Your Pets in Traditional Chinese Outfits & Have a Lunar New Year Photoshoot
Get ready to make memories that warm the heart this Chinese New Year by dressing up your furry friends in the most adorable traditional Chinese outfits. Imagine them in tiny qipaos or cute tang suits, ready to steal the spotlight with their irresistible charm. These outfits aren’t just about style—they’re about creating moments of pure joy and laughter that you’ll cherish forever. So, gather your pets, snap some photos, and let the festive spirit fill your home with love and happiness. Checkout platforms such as Shopee, Lazada or Amazon for some great finds for your pet’s outfits!
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2. Pet-Friendly Chinese New Year Feast
Treat your furkids to a pet-friendly Chinese New Year feast. Research safe and healthy ingredients that align with traditional New Year foods. From homemade pet-friendly dumplings to pet-friendly fruit platters, you can consider endeavouring into crafting a festive meal for your pets! However, if cooking is too time-consuming or you simply lack the confidence, fret not! You can consider contacting one of the many talented pet bakeries around Singapore, which you can contact for a fuss-free feast for your furkids – as seen in one of the Petissier’s many CNY treats!
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3. Interactive Red Envelope Hunt
Add excitement to the celebration with an interactive red envelope hunt for your furkids. Mimicking the tradition of giving and receiving red envelopes, fill them with your pets’ favourite treats or small toys. Hide these envelopes around the house or in a designated play area, encouraging your furry friends to seek out their surprises. This activity not only serves as great mental stimulation for your furkids, but it makes for a fun activity for the whole family!
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4. Give Back to the Local Shelter
As the vibrant festivities of Chinese New Year fill the air with joy and renewal, it’s also a time to extend our hearts to those who need it most, including our beloved furry companions. Embrace the spirit of generosity and compassion by giving back to the community in a meaningful way. Consider honouring your pet by donating to a local pet shelter, providing much-needed support and care for animals in need. Alternatively, take a more hands-on approach by volunteering in post-holiday pet care drives, lending your time and effort to make a tangible difference. Your contributions, whether big or small, will illuminate the lives of these animals, echoing the spirit of kindness and goodwill that defines this festive season.
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This Chinese New Year, let’s make it a celebration to remember by including our furkids in the joy and festivities. Whether dressing them up in traditional attire, sharing a pet-friendly feast, organising a fun red envelope hunt, or giving back to those in need, there are countless ways to create special memories with our beloved pets. As we usher in the Year of the Dragon, may our homes be filled with love, laughter, and the boundless affection of our furry companions. Happy Chinese New Year to you and your furkids!