Paper lanterns are a fun, creative and inexpensive way to light up any outdoor occasion. Paper lanterns are ideal decorations for outdoor birthday parties, wedding receptions and other festive occasions. However, more and more people are using them for everyday patio and garden decor. Paper lanterns are available in an assortment of colors - ranging from bright red and yellows to classic black and whites. These also come in large and small sizes. Large paper lanterns can be as big as 30-inches; while small lanterns can be as little as 5-inches. Paper lanterns are usually made of bamboo ribbing with thin paper covering, and are available with creative patterns such as palm trees, flowers and Chinese symbols. Paper lanterns are electrical and require socket sets for assembly (generally sold separately).