From cheap, colorful 24 inch globes perfect for adding pop to any party to models that actually light up, you’ll find a variety of paper party lanterns at Stumps. We have all the usual solid colors in both light-up and non-light-up versions, but we also carry several whimsical designs such as the red, blue and yellow lanterns wearing graduation caps. The tiki lantern garland or pineapple lantern are great for a luau theme. Our light-up star paper lanterns offer an elegant look and a rich glow. They’re battery operated so you don’t have to worry about working your decor in around outlets. With careful handling many of the lanterns are reusable, so buying lanterns in school colors will pay off in savings for the next several years.
Too often, paper lanterns wind up relegated to clusters in the corner of the room or over a doorway because it’s easy. Consider the impact on the party, though, of extending your decor overhead. Unlighted lanterns in theme colors look great suspended from the ceiling during the day, while the same treatment with lighted lanterns at night allows you to turn down the rest of the lights and turn up the ambiance in the room. Hang the lanterns individually or string them on a garland. Lanterns also can create elegance when clustered with paper poms or tissue balls in coordinating or contrasting colors and suspended over the food or head table. And don’t overlook the potential of lanterns as blank slates. It doesn’t take much time to turn a white lantern into a snowman or a yellow lantern into a Minion.