Wishing upon a star is all well and good but the twinkly little blighters don't always want to come out. And that's a shame because starry skies always add a touch of magic to outdoor events, from weddings and festivals to garden parties and barbecues.
So how do you add an element of wonder to evening do's and illuminate the night sky without forking out thousands on fireworks? No, you don't wait for an eclipse or get guests to write their names in the dark with sparklers. You buy some jaw-droppingly beautiful Chinese Lantern Balloons.
These enchanting paper blimps are guaranteed to become the talking point of any evening soiree because they climb gently into the night sky like mini hot air balloons. Simply light the special wick, wait for a flame to form, make a wish and then watch in wonder as your balloon gradually ascends to the heavens, glowing as it rises.
10 x Lanterns + Marker Pen
For a truly magical effect, why not get a group of friends to light several Chinese Lantern Balloons simultaneously? The effect is so breathtaking it's not unlike watching ET, Close Encounters and a Pink Floyd concert at the same time. We guarantee guests will be blown away.
They might be new to Firebox but these enchanting lanterns have been around in various forms for yonks, and they are a popular feature at festivals across the Far East. The idea is to write your wish on the delicate paper surface before launching. The higher your lantern climbs the more likely the chance of your wish coming true.
Write your wish
Light the wick
Set it free!
Off the scale in terms of ooh-aah-factor, Chinese Lantern Balloons are ideal for countless night time events and they're infinitely more original than noisy fireworks. So what are you waiting for? Make a wish.