Tuesday, July 2, 2013

nylon lanterns

I have a bunch of these -ten to be exact- hanging over my yard right now. They are nylon lanterns. And they are the best outdoor party decoration invention yet!
white nylon Chinese style lanterns

We had a little party for my little girl last weekend to celebrate her baptism and we invited everyone who attended back over to our house afterwards for a late lunch.

It's super wet and rainy here in New England this time of year, so I knew if I wanted to set up ahead of time, I needed something more durable than your average paper lantern. In fact, it rained the first half of the week before the party, making all the outdoor party preparations a pain in the tushie. And it's rained, drizzled, or poured since the party, and these little guys look as good as ever. (Not to much the 150% humidity that is our lot of life in these parts!)

Anyway, I just love 'em and I knew I had to share.
Hanging them was super easy. I used fishing line, which allows them to sway in the breeze. You could use heavy duty wire if you want something more durable. And I didn't purchase them this time around (since our party had little kids and we knew it would wrap up around dusk) but you can outfit them with outdoor power cords for a whimsical illuminated effect. So pretty!
I'm a huge of fan of online shopping (who wants to drag kids on errands when you don't have to?) and I bought mine online. The best part is that they do come in different sizes, shapes, styles, and colors.
What's your favorite?


  1. Pretty! It has been raining here too.

  2. What a fun idea! :)
    I am stopping by from the made in a day social hop! Joined your site on GC. I hope you can come check out our blog and follow along if you'd like!
    -Kayla from Orchardgirls.blogspot.com


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