Asian décor is part of the eating experience, and can bring a playful or refined look to your restaurant. Chinese lanterns date back to ancient times, and historically have been used as part of lantern festivals. These festivals were originally meant to appease deities that were believed to be watching over humankind. Lantern Festivals are now common throughout the world and are a joyful celebration of Chinese culture and heritage. These days paper lanterns are frequently enjoyed on restaurant patios and in dining rooms, adding a touch of playful ambiance to your Asian restaurant or party theme.