I ordered 8" and 12" lanterns in various colors. The 12" ones stand out a lot more. I chose red, burnt orange and teal and they went well together. They look good even without any lights in them, and are an inexpensive way to decorate. However, if you have to add lights to them for evening parties, the lights are pricey, and they're more difficult to put into the lanterns.
ProsThey look beautiful and can be re-used for other parties or even in a girl's bedroom.