There are all sorts of different ways to bring light to dark areas and parties tend to provide a great opportunity for many of these lighting systems. Paper lanterns have proven to be a great way to light up areas. They have been used extensively in Asian cultures and they are still used today. The fact that they were so well designed so many years ago to still be used today should say something. The materials to create them may have changed, but they still work exactly the same way.
Paper lanterns are made so that they cover a light source. The light sources used to be candles, but they have since been replaced by light bulbs and LED lights are used in many of them today. The covers can be many different shapes, but most are commonly spherical or boxes. Paper lanterns can be a wide variety of colors as well, which helps to soften the light to make it more pleasant.