Spring's warm evenings are perfect for outdoor parties, but it can be hard to set the right mood outside. An obstacle that I always face when planning an outside event is lighting. Nothing ruins the party atmosphere like flood lights. Their brightness overpowers the relaxing, peaceful outdoor space. But, frankly, I don't want to spend a lot of money buying and installing light fixtures in my backyard.
I was excited to find this website which has inexpensive paper lanterns and luminaries that are perfect for providing needed light and setting a casual and fun atmosphere. The Luna Bazaar items bellow are my favorites. I love that they're battery operated. I would be a very nervous hostess if I had candles set in paper lanterns around my home. Each battery costs 1.95. The orange lantern, which stands 8 inches tall, costs $4.50. The luminaries on the left cost 3.95 for a pack of four.
I can hardly wait to light up my next party.