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?

2 comments:

  1. Pretty! It has been raining here too.

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  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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