Cocktails at sundown are more memorable when you supplement the waning daylight with Asian-inspired lanterns. The tabletop ones consist of colorful sheets of vellum paper sandwiching tall votive candles in glass holders; chopsticks hold the paper in place.
Vellum Shields How-To
You'll need 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheets of vellum paper in the color of your choice, chopsticks, and 7-day candles in glass vessels (sold at supermarkets). Sandwich the candle between 2 sheets of vellum, clipping the sheets together with 2 sets of unseparated wooden chopsticks 1 inch in from edges.