Chinese Sky Lanterns for Halloween 2012

If you are looking for something to really make your Halloween special this year, we have some ideas for you!

While carving pumpkins and going trick-or-treating may be more traditional ways to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year, we have some ideas on using sky lanterns to make any event or party you have a little more spectacular.

Why Sky Lanterns?

You may not think of sky lanterns when you first think of Halloween. It’s hard NOT to think about the candy, to be honest. Even adults love the ability to splurge a little with extra candy around the house.

When you sit down and begin to think about what makes a great Halloween party, they should pop into your head. Any good party for this time of the year should have a lot of atmosphere – a flavor if you will. The more time you take in preparing your decorations around the house or the place you’re planning on having a party, the easier it’s going to be to have something that people truly remember.

One of the easiest ways to add quite a bit of atmosphere to your next outdoor gathering is adding a Chinese sky lantern to the mix. We’re next going to go over some of the different types of sky lanterns that we think would be a good fit for most Halloween themed parties this year. And with our prices, you’re going to be able to get more than just a single lantern, which can really help set a mood.

What Types of Lanterns?

Okay, so we have you convinced that having a sky lantern at your Halloween party is a good idea. Next, we have some specific examples of lanterns we have for sale that will work well with your big pumpkin party this year.

  • Alien Sky Lantern – What is more spooky than an alien head that’s glowing and floating in your yard? Not much! This is why we think our green Alien sky lanterns are a good idea for your Halloween party this year.
  • Orange Sky Lanterns – Another good choice is the popular orange sky lantern. We have plenty of these in stock, so if you want to buy more than one, we are going to have you covered without any problems.
  • Mini White Sky Lanterns – If you’re worried about space or you want to have more lanterns without spending a lot more, you can go with our mini sky lanterns. They come in white or yellow, so you’re sure to be able to get something that will fit the theme of your party.
Want another great idea? Why not get a bunch of Orange sky lanterns and use a felt tip magic marker to come up with scary designs and faces. Imagine getting the fun of carving a pumpkin without all the icky mess!

Why Event Lanterns?

If you look around our website, you will notice that we have quite a bit of information about Chinese sky lanterns as well as many different kinds that you can buy. And beyond being truly bio-degradable (no metal is used in construction), there are many other reasons you should choose us for all your lantern needs.

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There are many other reasons, but if you look around our website, you are going to see why many people have chose to go with us for all their sky lantern needs. And when it comes to Halloween, we think you’re going to like the way they give your event, party or yard a little more flavor this Halloween.

Happy Haunting!

FAQ About Event Lanterns

We are going to take a look at some of the frequently asked questions we have received recently so that you can get a better idea of how sky lanterns can make your event better – whatever it might be.

What are some good occasions for sky lanterns?

This is an easy one because it’s really up to you. Whether it is an official holiday like Labor Day, the Fourth of July or even Halloween or Christmas, flying lanterns can be a great way to bring more meaning to the day.

There are also a lot of other occasions where they fit well. For example, memorial services, birthday parties, or any other type of party or event you may be having.

Are Chinese Lanterns Safe to Use?

This is another common question that many people have when it comes to sky lanterns. As long as you are following instructions carefully, you are not going to run into that many problems. And when you order with us, you’re going to get everything you need to know to make sure you stay safe.

Because they use fire and flammable materials, however, you are going to want to make sure you are safe. When you look back through history, you’re going to see that many, many people have been able to enjoy this cool way to light up the sky all without any problems.

Do I need to Assemble the Event Lanterns?

No! The good news is that when you buy from us, you are not going to have to worry about putting anything together before the big party. You will want to read the safety instructions, of course, but as for assembling the sky lanterns, this is not something you are going to have to worry about.

Are Your Event Lanterns Eco-Friendly?

Yes! We make sure that all the items we sell are 100% bio-degradable so you do not have to worry about having a negative impact on the environment. Not every sky lantern out there can say the same thing. This is why it is such a good idea to stick with us for all of your Chinese sky lantern needs.

What are Wish Lanterns?

Wish lanterns are like normal sky lanterns, but many people believe that sending them up grants you one wish. What you wish for is up to you, of course. There is definitely something special about sending up a lantern and making a wish as it ascends into the sky.

As it floats up there, it is a good time to think about your wish and what you can do to help make sure it happens. (Note: Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee that your wishes will be fulfilled, but we think these lanterns are a great way to get a little help!)

Event Lanterns for All Occasions

Event Lanterns are truly great for all types of occasions. We are going to show you a video of some lanterns going up and then give you some reasons why you should shop with us. First, let’s take a look at this pretty amazing video.

Here is an attempt at setting a record for most lit lanterns launched at a single time!

If you watch the video, you’re going to see that a lot of the people are quite happy during the big event. And when you see the event lanterns lighting up the sky, it’s quite spectacular.

There are actually quite a few reasons that you should think about getting a sky lantern (or a dozen of them) for your next big event. Whether it is a wedding, a Labor Day party, or just a big get together of friends and family, we offer a wide selection of lanterns at prices that are hard to beat.

Here are some of the reasons you should go with us for all your event lantern needs.

  • Cost – One of the biggest reasons that people decide to shop with us is that we offer ridiculously low prices. While we still offer top-notch products, we are able to provide them to the public at prices that are hard to believe. When you consider all you’re getting, you can see why so many think it’s quite a deal.
  • Quality – The other thing that people like about our sky lanterns is the quality. We go out of our way to make sure we only deal with high quality products that are going to last – when you treat them properly. There are some things you need to know about fire lanterns, but it’s easy to learn what to do and not do if you want to stay safe.
  • Shipping – Even when you take shipping costs into consideration, you’re still going to be getting a great price. We don’t believe in charging too much for basic services like shipping and handling. We would rather you have some extra money to spend on more lanterns. We ship within 1 business day with priority mail, which means you’re going to get your lanterns within 2 to 4 days on average.
  • Customer Service -Finally, a lot of our customers seem to think we are very helpful with every step of the ordering process. From this blog which gives you a lot of useful and informative information to making it easy to shop online to answering all of your questions, we go out of our way to help each and every one of our customers – which is why so many keep coming back.
There are other reasons as well, but we think that once you shop with us you’re not going to want to deal with anyone else for all your lantern needs. We offer everything you could want and a little more. To help give you some ideas, here are some inventive and unique ways you can use our event lanterns.
  • Birthday – Whether it’s a first birthday or the a thirtieth birthday, event lanterns can give a little pizzazz to any birthday celebration. One idea is to use one lantern for each year the person has been alive on the planet. With our prices, it’s not too expensive even if you need 60 or more lanterns!
  • Memorial – When you are grieving a loss, it can sometimes be beneficial to have a physical means of “letting go…” With a sky lantern – all lit up at night – this act can be meaningful and beautiful at the same time. Contact us for more ideas on Chinese sky lanterns for memorial services big or small.
  • Holidays – From Halloween (obvious) to Christmas (not so obvious) to the 4th of July, there are many holidays where a sky full of our lanterns all lit up would be a wonderful addition to the day. You want to make sure you follow safety precautions, of course, but lit sky lanterns can add a little something special to the holidays.
  • Family or School Reunion – Whether you are getting together with a group of school friends or family to reminisce a sky full of lanterns is a great way to give a little special meaning to the event. Whether they are plain white with the school logo or family crest hand painted on them or one of many different colors, seeing them in the sky is another way to bring a large group of people closer together via a shared moment.

There are safety precautions you are going to want to take, but all of this will be explained when you purchase so that you can stay safe at all times while enjoying a beautiful and awesome way to commemorate an event or special occasion.

The Best Quality Sky Lanterns Online

There are a wide variety of different products that can bring forth a fun time for the entire family but very little families find a product that is both beautiful and fun to play with simultaneously.  With the use of Sky Lanterns you are essentially providing yourself with the opportunity to have a fun and exciting summer night with the family as you watch the beautiful Sky Lanterns illuminate with light and float away.  Wish Lanterns provide a wide variety of different uses to many people all over the world.

One of the most popular uses for Flying Lanterns is for weddings.  As more individuals are looking for unique ways to involve their guests in their ceremony, Wish Lanterns have become increasingly popular throughout the wedding industry.  Essentially you will be providing your guests with the opportunity to light their own Flying Lanterns and have them Float away with everyone else’s.  This helps to create a type of unity and enjoyment that will be remembered throughout the evening.  Also, Sky Lanterns are incredibly beautiful and so they add to the general appeal of your wedding night.

Another beneficial use for Flying Sky Lanterns are for the general excitement of those in your family.  As an innovative and exciting activity for children, utilizing Wish Lanterns will provide them with a memory that they will never forget.  With our High Quality Sky Lanterns, you can rest assured, that your children will maintain their safety while launching the Chinese Sky Lanterns.  You will be able to light it and allow them to release it into the air.  Many individuals also find it beneficial to attach a rope to the Floating Sky Lanterns so that it is transformed into a novelty type of kite.

It is also imperative to know that using Sky Lanterns is incredibly easy.  All you will have to do is open the Flying Lanterns and shake them so that they are able to take their full shape.  Once the lantern has been fully open you then Light the fuel pad within the wish lanterns and the flame that is produced will provide heat so that the lantern is able to take flight.  Rather than spending a copious amount of time trying to determine how to assemble a Sky Lantern, they are extremely simple to use and come pre-assembled.

Perfect for kids and adults, Sky Lanterns are available in a variety of different shapes and sizes.  Great for any occasion, acquiring your own personal Chinese Sky Lanterns is quite simple.  The Best Quality Sky Lanterns can be found online at our site HERE.

Sky Lanterns for Charity

Hundreds light Sky Lanterns over the Arkansas River for Mother’s Day Charity

Hundreds of people showed up in Little Rock, Arkansas on Sunday (5-13-12) for the “Illuminate the Cure” celebration which occurred on Mother’s Day this year.

Over 1000 Participants showed up to launched Over 500 lanterns in the sky over the Arkansas River for an event where all the proceeds went to the “Susan G. Komen” Foundation for the fight against breast cancer.

The Organizers of the charity hope to make “Illuminate the Cure” a Mother’s Day tradition year after year.

Sky Lanterns were sold on site at the event for $25 each.

We sell them for less than $3 each. Click Here to purchase

Sky Lantern Festival 2012


Check out this Sky Lantern Festival Video!  Lots of Lanterns

Chinese Sky Lanterns Video on Youtube


What Sizes do Sky Lanterns come in?

How big are they?

  • 44 In Tall * 24 In wide at the top* 16 In wide at the bottom (Sky Lanterns)
  • 72 In Tall * 36 In wide at the top* 36 In wide at the bottom (Giant Lanterns)
  • 5 In Tall * 11 In wide * 11 In wide (Water Lanterns)

Sky Lantern Launching Guidelines!

What are the guidelines to launch Sky Lanterns?

  • Only launch in dry, calm, windless conditions.
  • Only launch in open spaces, far away from airports, buildings, and overhead objects.
  • Launch away from dry crops, woodlands, and plants.
  • Please have a fire extinguisher and water close by for safety purposes.
  • Please do not use any damaged Lanterns. This includes lanterns with holes, tears, and or rips

How to Launch Sky Lanterns!

How do I Launch them?

  1. Remove the Sky Lantern from the plastic sleeve and carefully unfold it.
  2. Fill the Sky Lantern with air by gently swaying it in the air back and forth.
  3. Hold the Lantern from the top, in a fully extended upright position, at an arms length away.
  4. Have a helper light the fuel cell, which is pre-attached, until it has been fully lit.
  5. Please hold the lantern upright for 30-90 seconds while the hot air inflates the lantern.
  6. When you feel the lantern starting to rise, please guide the lantern while you release it.
  7. Make a wish and enjoy!

Event Lanterns are 100% Biodegradable!

What are the Lanterns made of?

  • The Lanterns are all hand made. They are composed of rice paper, a fuel cell, a bamboo ring (wire free) and a non-flammable string to support the fuel cell. The Rice paper and the string are flame retardant for safety!

Eco-Friendly and Biodegradable Sky Lanterns

Are they Biodegradable and Eco Friendly?

  • Yes, our lanterns are 100% Bio Degradable and Eco Friendly!

Eco-Friendly Sky Lanterns!

Eco-Friendly vs. Standard Sky Lanterns

  • The majority of manufacture’s use asbestos based chemicals to hold the fuel cell in place because it is cheaper to manufacture. Also, the majority of manufactures use metal wires to construct their lanterns. Our lanterns use no asbestos products; only use bamboo for structural support, and a non-wax fuel cell, which make our lanterns 100% Biodegradable.

Sky Lantern Fuel Cell Composition

What is the fuel cell made of?

  • The fuel cell for the small lanterns is composed of brown paper and paraffin, the giant lantern fuel cell is composed of Rib paper and paraffin
  • This burns up completely and self extinguishes before the lantern falls back to earth.

Pafaffin In Sky Lantern Fuel Cells

What is paraffin?

  • Paraffin is a flammable, whitish, translucent, solid consisting of a mixture of saturated hydrocarbons, obtained by distillation from petroleum or shale and used in candles, cosmetics, polishes, and sealing and waterproofing compounds
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Sky Lanterns Fuel Cell Duration

How long do they stay lit for?

  • The Fuel cells stay light for 8-10 minutes depending on atmospheric conditions

Sky Lanterns Fuel Cell is Attached!

Is the Fuel Cell attached?

  • Yes, the fuel cell is attached and ready to launch right out of the package.

Sky Lanterns Assembly Not Required!

Do they require any assembly?

  • No, they do not require any assembly.

How far do Sky Lanterns Travel?

How far will they travel?

  • This depends entirely on the wind. On VERY calm days you can light them and the lanterns will come back down within 50 feet of where you are standing. But if there are winds then the lantern will travel at the same velocity and direction as the wind for the duration that it is airborne.

How high do Sky Lanterns go?

How high will they go?

  • They typically reach about 3,000 feet high and can reach heights of 5,000 feet in cold environments.

Too Much Wind for Sky Lanterns?

How much wind is too much wind?

  • We do not recommend lighting the lanterns off with more than 3 MPH of wind.
  • A good “Rule of Thumb” is if you are having difficulty lighting the lighter without having to cover it from the wind, then there is probably too much wind!

Can You Retrieve Sky Lanterns?

Will I get the sky lanterns back?

  • If the wind is very calm or nonexistent, then yes you can get them back if they fall close enough to where you lit them off.

Are Sky Lanterns A Fire Hazard or risk?

Are they a fire hazard or risk?

  • Anything that has fire or has to do with fire can be considered hazardous. They only become a risk if they are lit off in inappropriate places (under trees, indoors, near dry conditions, etc..) or in inappropriate wind conditions. (over 3 mph of wind)

Solo Launching a Sky Lantern

Can 1 person light a sky lantern by themselves?

  • Yes, one person can light them off by themselves, however we recommend that you have a partner to assist you for safety purposes.

Sky Lanterns Colors

What colors do they come in?

  • They come in White, Yellow, Blue, Orange, Purple, Pink, Green, and Red. (Sky Lanterns)
  • They come in White, Pink, Purple, and Red (Water Lanterns)
  • They come in White, Orange, and Red (Giant Lanterns)

Order Quantity

How many do I need to order?

  • This depends on what you are using them for? If you are using the sky lanterns for a wedding then we suggest that you order at least one for every person that will be attending the wedding!

Sky Lanterns Permits

Do you need permits to light them?

  • You do not need a permit to light sky lanterns, however you may want to check with your local municipality just in case.


Do I need permission from the local fire Department to light them?

  • Law does not require it. But if you are having a big event and lighting lots of lanterns its not a bad idea for safety reasons.

Sky Lanterns Legality

Are they Legal in all states?

  • Yes, They are completely legal in All 50 States!

Airport Launch

Should I light them near an airport?

  • We do not recommend lighting them near an airport because they can cause confusion among pilots trying to take off and land. We recommend that you stay at least 10 miles from major airports.

What happens to Sky Lanterns Fuel Cell

What happens after the fuel cell goes out?

  • After the fuel cell burns out completely the lantern then falls back to the earth.

Biodegradable Sky Lanterns

How long does it take for them to disintegrate after flight?

  • The rice paper will completely dissolve after it gets wet in a matter of days. All that remains after that is the bamboo ring and a string, which are both, made of 100 % organic material.

Sky Lanterns Water

Do I need to light them over water?

  • You can light them over water, but you do NOT need to light them over water. They are appropriate to light over water or land.

Large Order Discounts

Do you offer discounts on larger orders?

  • If you are a reseller, or have a large private party that you would like to supply lanterns for, please fill out the form on our wholesale page and a representative will contact you and assist you with a wholesale discount. If you are just looking for wholesale pricing it can be found at our wholesale-pricing page.

Purchase Orders

Do you accept Purchase Orders?

  • Yes, we can set up purchase orders with clients that order more than 1000 lanterns a month and we require that the first 3 months be paid in full prior to accepting our clients purchase orders.
    We do accept Debit and Credit Cards on the site for customers that are wanting to set up this option.

Event Lanterns Sales Tax

Do you charge Sales Tax?

  • We Only charge sales tax if your order is shipped to an address in Missouri. We are not obligated to charge sales tax on orders that are located outside of Missouri. Since we are located in Missouri we only are required to charge sales tax to customers that order and have their packages delivered with the same state that we reside. (Missouri) All other orders (outside of Missouri) are processed and shipped without sales tax.

Shipping Time Frame

How long does shipping take?

  • All orders are shipped either USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days) or UPS ground for larger order. All orders are processed within 1 business day and shipped within 1 business day. Orders will be delivered within 2-4 business days from the day you place your order.

Sky Lanterns Processing Time

How long does it take to process my order before it is shipped?

  • All orders are processed with 24 hours (M-F). If you order M-F 9-3 your order will be process same day.

Do you offer overnight shipping?

Do you offer overnight shipping?

  • Currently we do not have an option on the site for overnight shipping, However if you contact us via the contact from M-F 9am-3pm we can try to arrange this for you.

Can you expedite my shipping?

Can you expedite my shipping?

  • Currently we do not have an option on the site for expedited shipping, However if you contact us via the contact from M-F 9am-3pm we can try to arrange this for you.

Do you ship to Canada?

Do you ship to Canada?

  • Yes, We can ship to Canada but do not offer it as an option on the website. If you are looking to Ship to Canada Check out our Ship to Canada page for more information.

Can I track my package after I order?

Can I track my package after I order?

  • All orders are processed and shipped within 1 business day. If you would like a tracking number please fill out the contact form or reply to your original order email asking for the status of your order. We will then email you, your tracking number. Please note that we will need your name and order # to be able to provide you with your tracking number.

What happens if my order does not arrive?

What happens if my order does not arrive?

  • The only way this can happen is if you give us the wrong address. We print off our labels exactly as you enter them into the fields. If your package hasn’t arrived yet, check the tracking number or fill out our contact form to find out where your package is?

Event Lanterns Return Policy

Do you accept returns?

  • Yes, if you wish to return your lanterns, we will refund your order in full. However, you, the purchaser is responsible for both the return shipping, and the initial shipping expenses to your designated address.

Can we take Sky Lanterns on an Airplane with us?

Can we take them on a Airplane with us?

  • Yes, You can take them with you on airplanes. There is NO harmful material and most people claim them as Wedding Decorations. You may want to check them like you would a bag, but you can carry them on as well if you like.

Can we ship them to our destination outside of the United States?

Can you/we ship them to our destination outside of the United States?

  • Yes, you have 2 options for this. We can ship them to your Home (within the US) and you can then ship them to your destination of choice (we recommend this way to all of our customers). The other option that you have would be for us ship them to your destination for you but we would not be responsible for any lost or stolen packages shipped outside of the United states. (We do not recommend this due to a high risk of packages getting lost and or stolen)

Great Sky Lantern Video

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Floating Lanterns are great for events!

If you have an upcoming event, you should really consider taking a number of Sky Lanterns. Chinese Sky Lanterns have been around for 1000′s of years and have only seemed to become more popular.  To order Chinese Sky Lanterns, please click on the products tab.  Also, make sure to check our facebook page to stay up to date on our current specials!

Wedding Sky Lanterns

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Chinese Sky Lanterns for Weddings

Are you planning or attending a wedding in the near future?  If so, you should try taking Chinese Sky Lanterns to the event!  Our Chinese Sky Lanterns are 100% Eco-Friendly, flame retardant, per-assembled, and make a great party favor for any event!