Summer is right around the corner, and so are outdoor summer get togethers, weddings, BBQs, and all sorts of summer parties. One of the most important things to consider when planning a party is the atmosphere you wish to create. Lighting is everything when it comes to decorating for a party because it sets the tone for the celebration. Whether your celebration is a large reception or a calm get together in your backyard for dessert and cocktails, people will appreciate the ambiance created with the lighting you choose. Our decorating experts have compiled these three ways to take your party from drab to fab with the best type of outdoor lighting.
3 Ways to Use Party Lights Outside the Box
Clear Mini Lights
Traditionally used in Christmas displays, clear mini lights are timeless and can be used year round! Wrap the trunk and a few branches of trees in your garden or party area to create a warm, festive glow. No matter what the occasion, mini lights are the perfect cost-efficient way to create a luminous ambiance for any party. For a more energy efficient option, used wide angle LED mini lights in warm white color to create the same soft glow you would expect from incandescent lights. Mini lights add a beautiful glow that transforms any backyard, garden or outdoor space into a celebration space for any occasion.
Outdoor String Lights
Outdoor string lights are the classic way to illuminate any outdoor space. You’ve seen them strung above the outdoor tables at your favorite restaurant, but you can use them for almost any outdoor space, including residential porches, patios, decks, and gardens or larger event spaces like party tents. These large string lights have a magical quality about them, and your guests will be complementing you on your fabulous party atmosphere. We recommend using a globe shaped bulb (pictured) or an S14 shaped bulb. These bulbs have a wide range of sizes to meet your specific needs. We recommend using commercial grade stringers for your bulbs, especially for frequent use. We also suggest using a guide wire when hanging the lights to make sure your string stays tight and straight. If you have any questions about your outdoor string light project, please contact our experts!
Battery Operated Party Lights
Use battery operated mini lights for party table decorations. These LED lights are easy to use and incredibly versatile since they do not require access to an outlet! Bundle these lights in a glass vase, lantern or empty candle holder to create the perfect party centerpiece! Without the fire-hazard of candles you can create the same romantic dinner-time ambiance that people have been enjoying for centuries.
Create the perfect party experience for any occasion with stylish decor and lighting. Whether you’re celebrating in your backyard, or decorating a tent for a wedding, adding your own decorative lighting touch can transform your celebration from a routine living space to a party experience.