These flowers add a tropical touch to any party. But they're not just sweet by day -- they're also radiant by night.
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Create a fun palette for your next gathering by dip-dyeing paper cups and bowls.
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Geometric "topiaries" inspired by the paper sculptures of Isamu Noguchi look like glowing pearls of light next to a swimming pool.
A string of beach treasures casts a dreamy glow on a patio or porch.
Bulbs covered in shades made from chartreuse and turquoise vellum cast a festive glow on an outdoor porch.
Inexpensive bamboo place mats give tables a luxe look when dip-dyed.
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Let a flock of colorful paper butterflies loose, and you'll instantly give party decorations a lift.
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Bamboo candles, which have built-in shelves, are a pretty way to decorate the table.
Two glass vases and tinted water can be combined to create a unique and festive effect on an outdoor table.
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Turn kids' metal beach buckets into custom centerpieces by painting them in bright colors.
At sundown, supplement the waning daylight with Asian-inspired lanterns and votives.
Add a bit of illumination to Fourth of July festivities by transforming different-size glass containers into patriotic votives.
Wrap glass candleholders in textured plant leaves, and your meal will have the feel of the tropics, no matter your latitude.
Inexpensive vinyl tablecloths make great material for easy-to-clean pillows.
Create the look of batik with a bleach pen on a blue runner and napkins for a coordinated table setting.
The embroidered pattern and the different colors of raffia offer a nice way to make plain table linens more distinctive.
All by itself, a simple canopy can turn an empty space outside into a special gathering place.
These pretty tassels will keep the wind from blowing your tablecloth away during your next backyard dinner.
Salute guests at your next outdoor party with garlands made from ribbon in nautical-themed stripes and solids.
A round cotton tablecloth printed with dramatic leaves makes a statement at any outdoor party.
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