Light is embedded into the very genesis of celebration. Lights mean gatherings. Lights mean storytelling. Lights mean party.
The very first party of mankind was probably after the discovery of fire and I can imagine how exciting that must have been to dance around that first big bonfire as night fell.
That’s why lighting is so effective at making people feel excited. The right lighting can transform a space quickly and effectively. It draws attention and sets mood. It invites guests into undiscovered places, highlights certain elements of your event, and can evolve as the party continues.
When I step into an event or a party, I first evaluate the energy. And when that energy is low, it’s almost always because the lighting isn’t quite right. So lighting is essential to atmosphere, but it’s also smart financially. Filling a space with flowers or posters or art can be expensive, but lights are relatively budget-friendly.
Especially the lowly string light. Meant for parties and celebrations, this event staple is more relevant now than ever. And although you may be used to untangling them primarily for Christmas trees, they are actually extremely versatile. Just a few strands can add warmth and liveliness to your event in a big way.