Al Fresco Entertaining: String Lights

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I think one of the best ways to create an absolutely unforgettable environment at your next outdoor party is to use string lights.  They create an atmosphere that’s romantic like a Florentine side street. 

I used them last year at my fiesta party and wow, what an effect they created!

They’re pretty straight forward.  Individual bulbs hang from the main electrical line.  You string them back and forth across your outdoor space for instant drama.  I’d recommend sticking to low-wattage bulbs so that your backyard doesn’t look like the high school football stadium on Friday night.  I bought mine from 1000bulbs.com and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase!

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7 Responses to Al Fresco Entertaining: String Lights

  1. Lovely! Thanks for sharing! Now I just need to book a pool party! :)

  2. Stephanie says:

    love! makes me think of my wedding. love your new blog decor as well

  3. String lights add such a great ambiance to any party! Chinese paper lanterns are also great too!

    Katie
    Acreativeinterior.com

  4. I agree, I love string lights! They just say Partay!

  5. I adore any kind of sparkly lights on a warm summer evening – it sets just the right mood!

  6. Franki Parde says:

    Hmmm, you “light up my night”… franki

  7. I love lights – they really make an evening get-together extra special. So glad to find your site today (via Design Therapy). You have a wonderful site and can’t wait to have time to look around even more.

    Hope your upcoming weekend is great!

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