It's important to think about lighting, especially once it gets dark. The warm glow of candles, string lights and lanterns creates a fun outdoor mood. Tea lights, and many battery-operated lighting options, are available at stores like Target and Home Depot. Hang lanterns from the tent ceiling using ribbons.
This whimsical tea kettle playhouse is the perfect space for kids to escape and have a magical tea party. An outdoor bistro table with chairs complete with tea set sparks creativity and imagination. Flower shaped lights and landscaping insets coordinate well with the natural landscape and flowers in this backyard setting.
You’ll definitely need French macaroons. Made with almost flower, they are gluten free and delicious. I like to choose my macaroons based on color to match them to the decor. For a party based on roses, I went with red, pink, light green, and a pretty speckled ivory.
This creative concept used a variety of clear glass jars and vases to display colorful ornament balls, red berries and tea-light candles. Starfish and sand-filled jars keep the beach in mind during cold winter weather.
This outdoor dining area features a rectangular dining table with weathered wood chairs. Gray and white place settings line the table, along with small tea lights that provide a faint glow. Open doors and a large window area provide immediate access to the kitchen.
Sand meets ultra-gorgeous flower for a DIY centerpiece idea that's truly just as easy as it is beautiful. Cluster a few flower-and-sand creations together; add in tea light candles and you'll have a dreamy summer centerpiece worthy of a dreamy beach wedding.
Hosting a holiday party this year? Line your walkway with these simple DIY luminaries. Fill clear glass or plastic vases with stones or sand and add tea lights or votive candles (we prefer the battery-operated kind). Finish each luminary with a cute yarn bow.
Use fruit in an unexpected manner by carving a two- to three-inch hole into apples and pears, then place tea lights inside of them for use as votives. In addition to adding color and organic texture, the votives can also add sweet fragrance to the space.
Upon entering the home from the rear, guests walk into an elegant modern dining room. Crystal chandeliers and tea light candles make the space feel as if it is glowing, while the beautiful, white dining set reflects the light. Wood walls help to make the space feel warm, while gorgeous black and white photos help to give the space depth and personality.
Taking cues from winter’s bare trees, this flowerless centerpiece is wintry but neither dull nor lifeless. Tree branches create height and visual interest, while flickering tea light candles contribute soft movement. Pinecones add a charming, woodsy accent. Recreate this look with forest finds, or buy natural items in bulk at your local craft store. Hang votives from the branches using twine or wire.
Skulls fill this creepy dining room decorated by HGTV fan nyclq, who chose a black-and-white theme. She topped a gauze table runner with a delicate branch centerpiece that holds skull tea lights. The skull theme is carried through to the buffet table, featuring black candelabras and a mummy skeleton. The bright orange drapery panels are the only pop of color, which adds a dramatic touch to the space.