If you have ever seen the Disney movie Tangled then you’ll remember the floating lantern festival from the movie. The lantern festival is a real thing. There are a few all over the world with the original and largest being in Thailand. I found out about these a few years ago and bought a bunch for my birthday party. It was January and we set off 20 of them with a big group of family and friends at night. It was really really beautiful. I can only imagine how the lantern festival would be.
Here are a few tips for using them: It takes a few people to set off each one. One person needs to hold it while the other lights. You hold them while they warm up and they become warm enough to float. The ones I purchased are “biodegradable” but it still looks like litter while it waits to biodegrade, so use responsibly. I use them the same way I do fireworks: cautious and careful.
There are lots of sources online for these, including right here. Would you ever use floating lanterns at your event?
Photo by Yang Tee Mon