Paper Lantern Decorating Ideas That Will Add a Touch of Distinction to Your Events
Here are some paper lantern decorating ideas that will boost the visuals of your outdoor parties. I thought for this article we would travel around the world bia Wikimedia Commons and see how others use them to great effect.
Image by Ted Chi from HsinChu, Taiwan (鹿港小鎮) / CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
A whole bunch of colorful lanterns hanging together at various heights makes for an attractive scene. You might like to have a rope between two trees in the garden and hang the lanterns there. This would make a nice backdrop to an outdoor dinner party.
For a New Year’s Eve Party buy a whole bunch of paper lanterns and have each guest prepare their own. If the rope is low enough to hang it by themselves provide strings of different lengths that guests have to choose from. That way you’ll have lanterns at different heights.
It’s unlikely that your home is a temple like in the picture above. However, there might be a few spots where hanging a lantern on your home would look just as good.
Image by M. Rehemtulla / CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Lanterns placed around the garden are visually pleasing to the eyes. Don’t worry, you don’t need an extension cord to supply them with power. You can easily buy LED lights that run on batteries.
Image by Camerafiend at en.wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
If you have a fairly big property then you could make two lines of paper lanterns to welcome guests as they drive in. Alternatively, if you have a nice garden you could create a path of light around it with lanterns. Instead of large lanterns you could opt for smaller ones.
By Sakurai Midori / CC-BY-SA-3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Creating shapes with lots of lanterns looks good as well.
Image by Roger Price from Hong Kong (Uploaded by Fæ) / CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Suspending lit lanterns one above another compounds their beauty.
By Chenglum / CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Autumn leaves and lanterns are a striking pairing. Red lanterns and yellow autumn leaves in particular. If you have to make do with green leaves then blue lanterns will do just fine.
Image by Erwin Verbruggen from Amsterdam, The Netherlands/ CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Mixing different shapes of lanterns and colors is another good idea.
Image by Geolina163 / CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Don’t just think lanterns. Other decorations go well with them, too!
A few more ideas for those of you seeking indoor ideas.
* Suspend lanterns over a table in a row.
* Bunch up a dozen lanterns just above a table. I think lighter pascal colors look best for this. Perhaps lavender, sky blue, yellow, pink and lime.
* Create a big cross just under the ceiling using string or wire. Place big lanterns on the four ends of the cross and one in the middle. Then put up small lanterns along the two strings of the cross.