I am such a sucker for outdoor lighting. OK, I’m not a huge fan of small, standard Christmas lights (probably from the years of using them as dorm decor), but I love decorative string lights and small clear globes and paper lanterns and regular lanterns and candles of all sorts. If a restaurant has a nice patio with sparkly outdoor lighting, it doesn’t even matter how the food tastes.
I was so excited to finally host an outdoor party with a tree right smack in the middle of it! The wide, low branches were perfect for hanging lanterns. I arranged our leftover pickle and pasta sauce jars around the yard, and Greg and his dad used twine to hang them. We varied the height to keep it interesting and then added candles!
Greg’s dad did some fancy twisting to rig these up — the only knot was at the top. If you’re attempting this yourself and want additional guidance, just throw a comment my way and I’ll attempt to explain it!