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Sky Lanterns and Specialty Party Lighting

Updated on July 12, 2013

Ever since I saw the movie Tangled I have been fascinated by the beauty of Sky Lanterns. As the lanterns floated into the sky, it was captivating! I thought that it would be so much fun if I could do that one day. Then one day, I was on Groupon and there they were offering a special on Chinese Sky Lanterns. Well, I couldn’t resist, I had to go to the site and there I found all that I could have dreamed of for a fantasy wedding or birthday party.

As one that is often planning special events for my ministry, friends, family and potential clients to find this site was a true discovery. They had everything that you could ever think or imagine to make the environment for a special occasion spectacular.

Lighting is very important when you are planning a party or wedding or reception. It is lighting that helps to create the right atmosphere. Lighting speaks to the environment and creates the mood for whatever may be occurring. The right lighting can either make or break that major event or moment.

As I researched the different types of lighting available I found a variety of choices. It was exciting to see so many different lighting options. Here are just a few that I found that may be of use to you in your next party planning venture or perhaps for the wedding of your dreams.

If you love balloons, Led-Balloons are all the rage right now. They come in an assortment of color choices. Sure to make your party goers smile with pleasure when they enter and see your balloons sparkling in the room. Go take a look at this party lighting favorite.

Sky Lanterns are an elegant lighting choice when you want to bring your evening to a close in a most memorable way. If you loved the sight of the lanterns in the movie Tangled imagine you’re guests pleasure as they release their sky lantern in honor of your special occasion. There is a wide range of choices as far as colors cover the spectrum of the rainbow.

You also have the Candle Bags with an assortment of choices that if you like the effect of a bag lit from the inside then this is a great option for your party. When lit they reflect a variety of shapes such as hearts, stars, doves, dragon flies and martini glasses.

Have you ever seen the Water Lanterns that float across the water? When lit they flicker and float on the waves of the water. The sight is so beautiful that it is breathtaking. It is a beautiful way to commemorate and celebrate a person’s life or perhaps the birth of a child.

Just the right lighting effect will bring that extra special touch to your event. It can make it memorable for not only you but everyone that have chosen to include. Don’t just throw a candle on the tables do something spectacular that will have people talking about your event way after it is over. So whether you love Sky Lanterns like I do or decide that the Water Lanterns are your favorite, it is sure to bring joy to you and your guests too!

Happy Lighting!!

Sky Lantern Safety

Sky Lanterns are lovely, but be careful when launching them to ensure the safety of your guests.

Since you are dealing with a naked flame there are safety procedures that should be followed.

Things to be remembered when using Sky Lanterns are as follows:

  • The wind should not be stronger than 5 mph.
  • Do not release within five miles of an airport.
  • Do not release near trees.
  • Use care around dry crops.
  • Always keep water or fire extinguishers nearby
  • Do not leave children unattended with the Sky Lanterns.

Steps for a successful launch:

  • Check wind direction.
  • Make sure there are no obstacles in the way of the intended balloon flight.
  • Make sure the lantern is fully open and corners are not creased.
  • Light the corners of the fuel.
  • Hold the Sky Lantern upright and after a few seconds the lantern will feel lighter and will gradually rise.
  • Do not attempt to throw it up into the air, just guide it and let it go by itself.
  • Stand back and watch it float up into the sky.

Sky Lantern Launch


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      Precious Pearl 4 years ago

      Hi peachpurple and jabelufiroz, thank you for your comments. They are greatly appreciated.

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      Firoz 4 years ago from India

      Impressive hub on Party Lighting.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      In Taiwan, china, Malaysia sky lanterns are popular only on Chinese festivals, they believe that writing your wish onto the paper lantern will make your dream comes true, however some lanterns landed in housing areas, seas, field where strangers could read your wishes, still it is a meaningful event, voted up