One of the best parts of the summer is the ability to throw lavish outdoor parties. If you own or have access to a lawn, consider yourself lucky, because you have the perfect venue to host your very own celebration in the great outdoors. Once you've planned your theme, invited all of the guests and pulled out the barbeque and coolers, you'll still need to make sure that you have plenty of light. Nothing will enhance your theme and contribute to the ambiance more than well-chosen outdoor lighting. Here are some ideas that will keep the party going and keep your guests raving for summers to come.
A festive way to spice up the night is to position Tiki Torches around the perimeter of your party area. Placing them is usually as simple as inserting the sharpened end of the torch into soft grass or soil so they can stand unsupported. Equipped with refillable kerosene as fuel, these fun lights will last for several hours. As with any open outdoor flame, make sure that the torches are placed far away from tree branches, bushes or other potentially flammable surfaces.
String lights are a festive way to provide mood lighting over a fairly large area. Place plastic hooks along the surface you would like to hang these lights from every 3 to 4 feet. You can find string lights with a variety of decorations, with bulb enclosures shaped like everything from plastic chili peppers to beer bottles.
Not every party is without its share of uninvited guests. Be prepared for bothersome insects with specially formulated insect-repelling candles. These party-saving candles give off a smoke that keeps bugs away from your guests without smelling offensive. Not only will these candles save your skin from bug bites, they provide dramatic, warm lighting for any party.