How to prepare for a CNY meeting now that you’ve been ‘arrowed’ to host one

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Hosting a large group of guests for the first time after the pandemic?

Some of us may be feeling the jitters about organizing large gatherings, with family members of different generations and friends, this Chinese New Year.

And that is understandable, given that everyone is probably not used to organizing meetings of this size.

Don’t worry, here’s a handy checklist of items to use for your upcoming gatherings.

1. Spoil your guests with CNY gifts and packages

A surefire way to impress your guests is to present them with some CNY gifts and packages upon arrival.

Give your guests the gift of health with this Kinohimitsu Bird’s Nest Gift Set, which contains eight bottles of bird’s nest, for a relatively affordable price.

Photo via Kinohimitsu at Amazon.sg

You can also pre-order baskets, like this Evergreen Chinese New Year Gift Hamper from Hummings.com.

Photo via Hummings.com at Amazon.sg

Discover the full range of CNY gifts and baskets here to wish your loved ones health and well-being in the New Year.

2. Host a reunion dinner for your guests to cherish

One way to really take your reunion dinner to the next level is to choose dinnerware that matches the festive occasion.

This Red Tai oval baking dish from Table Matters, for example, will easily take your table setting to the next level and will be a fresh change from some ordinary dishes.

Photo via Table Matters at Amazon.sg

The bowl is both microwave and dishwasher safe, making warming up and cleaning up a lot easier.

It’s important to make sure you have all the equipment you need to host a hot pot dinner.

Check out this 4-gallon steamer and grill from EuropAce, which allows your guests to enjoy both a barbecue and a hotpot dinner at the same time.

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Photo via EuropAce on Amazon.sg

You can also order all your hotpot ingredients on Amazon.sg and get up to 20 percent off steamboat reunion dinner supplies, and an additional 18 percent off if you buy more than four items.

Plus, you can get up to 20 percent off Chinese New Year essentials on Amazon.sg, including groceries, cooking appliances, fans, and more.

Buy all your home and kitchen supplies here to prepare your reunion dinner.

3. Keep the food and drink flowing

It’s also important to make sure your guests stay well fed and hydrated throughout the gathering.

Buying drinks in bulk would also translate to more cost savings when organizing your CNY gathering.

The Coca-Cola Variety Pack (CNY Festive Edition) 12 x 320 ml, has three different types of canned drinks, so every guest can have something they like.

Photo via Pokka at Amazon.sg

It’s also good to stock up on packaged drinks, like this 24-pack of Pokka Green Jasmine Tea.

Photo via Pokka at Amazon.sg

You can get an extra 10 percent off beer, wine, and liquor if you buy more than three items on Amazon.sg.

If your guests want something to eat, it’s good to have a good spread of snacks around the house.

For example, IRVINS Salted Egg Hot Boom Fish Skin could be a hit among spice lovers.

Photo via IRVINS at Amazon.sg

Of course, you should also have some basic CNY delicacies, such as Singlong’s shrimp rolls.

Photo via Singlong at Amazon.sg

Stock up on CNY snacks and drinks to entertain family and friends here.

4. Clean up without breaking a sweat

An essential part of preparing for a CNY gathering is to clean the house before guests arrive.

Fortunately, technology has given people respite from the grueling work of vacuuming and mopping floors.

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This robot vacuum cleaner does the job of both vacuuming and mopping floors, a step up from typical robot vacuum cleaners on the market today.

The Roborock E4 mop robot vacuum cleaner and mop cleaner has a mopping range of more than 1,600 m² and will vacuum and mop your floors at the same time.

Photo via Roborock at Amazon.sg.

Get everything you need to make spring cleaning a breeze with items like the Mr Clean Microfiber Magic Mop, Beautex Anti-Bacterial Tissue, Scott Multi-Purpose Kitchen Towels, Honeywell Premium Air Purifier and more right here.

5. Make your home look festive

Decorating your house for CNY would also add to the festive atmosphere at your gathering.

This 47 piece set of CNY decorations comes with paper lanterns, couplets, window decals, hanging ornaments and red packets.

Some items also feature cartoon rabbits, matching this year’s zodiac.

Photo by Glorya at Amazon.sg

6. Keep the atmosphere fun and lively

For guests less prone to gambling or mahjong, it would also be a good idea to have some games on hand for entertainment.

Consider getting the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – Luigi Set Nintendo Switch (Japanese Import), which is currently 31 percent off.

Photo via Nintendo at Amazon.sg

This set lets you race around your house with a real Mario Kart, using a track that you (or the kids!) can design.

Anyone can join in the fun as they can see the race happening right in front of them in real life.

You can also choose from a whole range of video, board and card games to entertain your family and friends here for this CNY, and enjoy up to 20% off essential entertainment.

It’s also good to have a wide variety of TV shows and movies for your guests to watch when they’re at your house.

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Buy Amazon Prime to make hosting CNY easier

As an added bonus, Prime members can rest easy with free local delivery on Amazon.sg’s growing domestic Prime-eligible selection and free same-day delivery service with Amazon Fresh, with a minimum spend of S$60.

You also have access to Prime Video and Prime Gaming, perfect for family entertainment during the holiday season.

In addition, an Amazon Prime membership also gives you:

  • Free international delivery for millions of eligible items sold by Amazon for international orders
  • Free same-day delivery on groceries and home goods for eligible orders on Amazon Fresh and Fast
  • Access to Watsons and Little Farms as part of Amazon Fresh and Fast

Amazon Prime is free for the first 30 days and costs just S$2.99 ​​per month after that.

Hassle-free preparations for CNY meetings

Preparing for a CNY meeting just got a whole lot easier with Amazon Singapore.

You can buy everything and have it delivered without leaving the comfort of your home.

Shoppers can also share the joy of Chinese New Year here with Amazon.sg e-Gift card designs, exclusive to this holiday season.

New customers can enjoy a S$10 Amazon.sg gift card with a minimum spend of S$60 on DBS credit cards, or a S$20 Amazon.sg gift card with a minimum spend of S$60 on Citibank- credit cards, on Amazon.sg and Amazon Fresh and Watsons.

Don’t miss out and start getting Huat – someday you need this CNY at Amazon.sg and Amazon Fresh.

This sponsored article from Amazon Singapore made this writer feel more prepared to host CNY rallies this year.

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