Name Place Cards for Chinese New Year – Year of the Dragon!

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These Name Place Cards for Chinese New Year are the finishing touch you need if you are hosting a dinner party for the Year of the Dragon!

The place cards can also be used as food labels if you’re serving buffet style or even as toppers for favor bags.

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Name Place Cards for Chinese New Year

10 February 2024 is the start of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon!

Your Chinese zodiac is Dragon if you were born in one of these years: 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 200, 2012, and 2024.

Digital representation of Free Printable Name Place Cards Chinese New Year of the Dragon

We have been sharing Chinese New Year Printables since the Year of the Monkey in 2016, and these printables are updated annually to reflect that year’s zodiac animal.

It also happens that the Year of the Dragon was one of the first big things we celebrated on The Purple Pumpkin Blog back in 2012 with a Chinese Banquet!

If you are planning your own dinner party, be sure to take a look at these 50+ Delicious Recipes for Chinese New Year.

Legend of the Dragon

One day, the Jade Emperor said the zodiac order would be decided by the order in which the animals arrived at his party. He was confused that the Dragon did not win the race, afterall, and asked him to explain himself.

The Dragon explained that he had stopped to extinguish a fire in a farmers field and to blow the Rabbit across the river to the shore.

Impressed by the Dragon’s charitable nature, the Emperor placed the Dragon as the fifth of all Chinese zodiac animals.

Where are the Downloads?

  • You will find the download links at the bottom of this page, surrounded by a purple box.
  • Tap the purple download buttons to save the file(s) to your device.
  • Printables are available in two sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″).
  • Download the size suitable for your printer.
Free Printable Chinese New Year Name Place Cards

How To Use Printable Place Cards

Place cards are one of those nice finishing touches to add to a dinner party and are so simple to make.

There are 8 designs in total featuring both the gold version of our dragon as well as the color version (which has also been turned into a Build a Chinese Dragon Printable for kids to make).

Not only can the cards be used as name place cards for Chinese New Year, but also as food labels on a party buffet table or even as toppers for cellophane favor bags.

The cards are approximately 7.5cm/3″ wide, so bear that in mind when buying favor bags to fill.

To show you what these look like once assembled (in the loosest sense of the word!), below are the ones I made for the Year of the Monkey.

Your printables will, of course, have the correct Chinese Zodiac animal for the Year of the Dragon!

How To Make Name Place Cards for CNY!


Below is the printable tutorial card. To save ink, any demonstration photos on the tutorial card are not printed out.

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Name Place Cards for Chinese New Year

Name Place Cards for Chinese New Year

Yield: As Many Place Cards As You Need!
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

These Name Place Cards are simple to make and add a lovely touch to a dinner party for Chinese New Year!


  • Free Printable (download in blog post)
  • Thick Paper or Thin Card


  • Scissors
  • Scoring Tool
  • Gold or Black Marker Pen


  1. Print the desired number of cards onto good quality (120gsm/30lbs) thick paper or onto thin card.
  2. Cut out, then use a scoring tool to score in the middle to fold in half.
  3. Write details in with a black or gold marker pen.


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Download CNY Dragon Name Place Cards

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