Resolution gluttons rejoice. Your 4704 can be happy, healthy and wealthy with these Chinese New Year treats.
Perch this paper mask ($12.99, B & J Trading , 378 Spadina, 416-586-9655) on Fido's head (it's his year after all) and watch him bust his own lion dance.
A circular candy dish like this hot-pink plastic pedestal ($1.49, Tap Phong Trading Co. , 360 Spadina, 416-977-6364) symbolizes togetherness, while these foil-wrapped peanut and sesame bars ($2.79 for 400 g bag, Cai Yuan Supermarket , 359 Broadview, 416-465-1886) represent delicious!
If you do your tummy in by hitting Mandarin 's (2200 Yonge, 416-486-2222, and others) Chinese New Year buffet (they're having a dumpling festival! How can you resist?), set your belly back on a healthy track with a steady diet of oranges (39¢ each) and persimmons (50¢ each, Cai Yuan Supermarket).
These floral paper tattoos (79¢/each, B & J Trading) will guarantee your lantern outshines every other shade.
Get your personal god of fortune to drop some dough into a red envelope like this one we DIYed from Japanese chiyogami silk-screened paper ($3 for an 81/2-by-11 sheet, the Paper Place , 887 Queen West, 416-703-0089).