Elaborate flashes of color uplighting a lush topiary or architectural feature? Tiny yellow flares sprinkled across a venue like a magical fairy land or distant galaxy? Lighting can sure create an atmosphere, transforming even the dullest of spaces into a breathtaking dreamscape.
Unfortunately for us, interesting lighting is on the list of “would be nice, but…” ideas. So, no elaborate lighting? Fair enough, but we can still do something simple, right?
Tealights. Perhaps the most commonly used, these little candles are cheap and efficient, bringing instant table-side glow. But we’re going to cheat a little.
LED tealights. Much more expensive, I know. But the price difference is worth the peace of mine that come with the small electronics. It’s worth it to know that there’s no way your 19 year old brother can set himself on fire, or that your fiance himself won’t burn something down. Bored budding pyros and open flames don’t mix. Not that I think anyone would be bored, but you never know.
Now what should we put them in? Here’s what they look like in a double happiness glass:
They look better in person… the LEDs flicker, so it’s hard to take a picture with them all on at the same time! And in the case that the double happiness holders can’t come with us to Hawaii, what else can we use to put our LEDs in? Origami boxes? A little ribbon? Beads?
Are you using tealights or votives? Real or LED? What are you putting them in?