Paper Lantern Decorating Ideas

Paper Lantern Decorating Ideas

Paper Lanterns offer an inexpensive yet stunning decoration element for parties and events! Decorating with paper lanterns can be used on every type of event. all the way from kid’s birthday parties to baby showers. They can also be used as an elegant alternative for balloons in formal events such as Weddings, Quinceaneras & Sweet 16 celebrations.

Paper Lantern Decorating Ideas

Paper Lantern Basics:

1) Easy  storage and assembly: Paper lanterns arrive flat which makes it easier for you to store until the day of the party and put them away for later use, after the party. To assemble you simply stretch them out and place the wire expander in the spaces provided in the paper lantern.

Paper Lantern Assembly

2) Easy to hang: Hanging the paper lanterns is even easier, you can choose to hang them with monofilament string (transparent balloon string) if you want to use a floating effect or you can choose any type of ribbon, baker’s twine or string that matches your color scheme to hang them. You can also place them on tables and centerpiece bases for a different look.

Here are some great decoration ideas that you can use to decorate your party with paper lanterns.


Paper lanterns for outdoor parties are a hit! Hang them from trees, branches and plants for a natural look.

Combine your paper lanterns with tissue pom poms and hang them at different lengths for an enchanting display!

Choose different shaped paper lanterns and hang them in clusters. Add elements from your party theme, such as butterflies for a butterfly theme, bees for bee theme etc.

Choose different sizes and colors for your paper lanterns and create a paper lantern garland. 

Use a ready-made paper lantern garland and hang across the room, the candy table or cake table area.

Hang a group of color coordinated paper lanterns above the main dining table at your party or event.

Use lighted paper lanterns for a magical glowing look!

Hang color coordinated paper lanterns sparingly across your entire room for a delicate and super elegant look..

Paper Lantern Decorating Ideas

Use paper lanterns as the main element for your centerpieces. I love this beautiful centerpiece by Impressed Inc!


Hang paper lanterns above your candy buffet or sweets’ table!

These are just a few looks that you can accomplish decorating with paper lanterns, the possibilities are endless! Use these great combined with your creativity for the perfect paper lantern decoration for your party!

The fun doesn’t end after the party! You can use the paper lanterns to create stunning home decor for any room! Check out how great they look in this nursery room decoration:




Happy paper lantern decorating!

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