As I sit in my dining room day after day and type up blog posts and chat with friends on social media, I am always looking for new things to write about. I want to find things to share with you, whether it be recipes, crafts, parenting tips or anything else I think is of value.
Today as I look around my house for inspiration, the cute white “twinkle lights” as I refer to them, caught my attention. I thought, that would make a fun post, so here we go! To purchase Christmas Lights throughout the year you can visit ChristmasLightsEtc.com. Here are 3 ways to use Christmas lights for decorating throughout the year.
1. Use them in your home. White twinkle lights create a softer light than most light bulbs. We have several places in our home with twinkle lights sitting on top of them. In the evenings, instead of using our chandeliers or ceiling fan lights, we turn on the twinkle lights for a softer glow. I like the mellow feeling the warm twinkle light brings to the room.
2. Use Christmas lights to decorate your wedding. At our wedding reception we had one section of the room with twinkle lights on a couple trees. If your reception is outside you can wrap the tree trunks with white lights. It will create a nice, romantic feeling to the space. If you are having your reception under a tent, using white lights to outline to tent will add a nice look. I think incorporating Christmas lights for these situations is a lot of fun.
3. Use Christmas lights to make your party more festive! A couple years ago I had a “Cocoa” themed party. We put lights around the house for ambiance. If you are having a birthday party or some similar celebration you can put colors lights or white lights around to create the feel you are going for. I have seen people put multiple strands of light behind the food table at a party to create a sort of light wall. If you are hanging streamers or ribbons, wrap them around the lights like in the link above. There are some fun ways to incorporate Christmas lights into your party planning. Especially if you search pinterest, there are a lot of fun light ideas!
What other ideas do you have for using Christmas lights throughout the year?