Paper Lanterns are a wonderful way to decorate! They’re bright and fun and add color and light to any party. Whether the sun sets before or during your party, these paper lantern ideas set a festive and fun atmosphere. You can hang your colored paper lanterns from tree branches, on string strung across your food table, from shepherd hooks in the ground, or on the ribs of your outdoor umbrella. Hang paper lanterns from the branches of trees at the entrance to your party or around the pool or eating area for a festive atmosphere.