Like all other vendors in the event industry, we are continuously increasing our inventory to stay up with the latest trends. 6 years ago we saw an influx in paper lanterns. Our stock of paper lanterns ranges in over 40 different color choices and various shapes and sizes. We have round, square, beehive, urn, stars, and even beaded paper lanterns. We’ve built our stock up so much that we’ve tried to come up with clever ways to utilize them. At christmas time we stacked the various sizes to create snowmen in our warehouse. For birthdays we like to seal up the bottom and fill them with candy as our own makeshift pinatas. For the Lady Gaga concert we wore them as outfits and headdresses.
Over the last year we’ve seen this trend decrease in usage. Last fall we moved our lantern inventory from there shelves in the warehouse to our loft above our office. We needed the shelf space downstairs for the next big thing, chandeliers. I’m not saying the paper lantern is a dying trend in the event world, but it does seem to be taking a mini vacation from the public eye. Brides and party planners are thinking outside of the box a little more these days and infusing other decor elements. Posted below are a few of our favorite paper lantern events.