City of Stars | Lantern Fest

poconos lantern fest

lantern fest

City of stars, are you shining just for me? City of stars, you never shined so brightly.

Hello my beautiful readers! It’s been 5everrrrr but I’m finally back. I honestly don’t know where all the time went since my last post, but I’m so happy to finally be writing again. During my hiatus, I’ve been busy studying, focusing more on myself and spending more time with loved ones. One of the most notable things I’ve done was attend the Lantern Fest in Poconos, PA with le bub!

The pictures honestly do not do this event justice. I swear, the scene was so magical and I truly felt like I was a) transported into Disney’s Tangle and b) stuck in time.

lantern fest

I think the hardest part was actually lighting the lantern to the point where it can fly off into the sky. Le bub and I literally had the hardest time getting this thing to go off on its own. I actually made him light his first as a test run so I don’t get frustrated when I do it LOL. Needless to say, after a lot of trial and error, we finally got it off the ground.

Then it was my turn!

lantern fest

I knew when it came to decorating my lantern, I wanted it to say something meaningful. I’m sure y’all already guessed that by now since all my deep captions on Instagram are basically meaningful quotes LOL. I picked “every moment matters” because it does. Like how I spent the whole day with my bub just enjoying each other’s company in a field of dozens of other people. To roasting marshmallows over a camp fire for some smores while listening to the vocals of a local singer.

lantern fest

And then especially a moment like this that really makes you stop, stare, and appreciate the beauty in something so simple as lighting a paper lantern. But it’s more than that, it’s sharing this beautiful moment with thousands of people all at the same time. Truly. Breathtaking. If you ever have the opportunity to go, I promise it’s worth it.

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  1. You’re so lucky you got to experience something like this! I’ve always dreamt of going to a lantern festival with my boyfriend. It just looks like pure magic and you’re right — it totally screams Disney’s Tangled! AHH! I just want to curl up in a cozy blanket and watch that movie tonight to make up for my FOMO after seeing your blog post haha! <3 xo, sharon

  2. Every time I see lantern festivals, I think of Tangled! It was just such a momentous occasion in Disney history haha. This seriously does seem so magical though. I love the quote you chose to put on your lantern. I hope I get to attend one of these one day!

  3. These photos are so beautiful, and I could only imagine what it looked like in person! I love how something so simple can make such a beautiful impact. I need to go to a lantern festival!

  4. I’ve always wanted to go to a lantern festival! My friend went last year, and I’m determined to go to one this year. It looks like such a magical experience, and I hope you had an amazing time!

    xoxo Bryanna

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