Cocktails at sundown are more memorable when you supplement the waning daylight with Asian-inspired lanterns. Those hanging from bamboo poles are origami "balloons" fashioned around battery-operated lights and finished with ribbons.
Fold a 25-inch square of vellum paper following the illustrations; blow into the bottom to expand the paper, and thread a 4-foot piece of string through the hole and out the bottom of the lantern. Tie a battery-operated candle to string 18 inches from end. Attach a large paper clip to the string about 3 inches above the candle. Pull on the other end of the string until the paper clip catches on the top of the lantern. Tie a ribbon to string at bottom of balloon; trim excess string. Tie other end of string to a pole.