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Party Lighting Ideas

Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, lighting will be one of the most important décor details for your upcoming event. Mood lighting is essential for creating the perfect party atmosphere.

As tent and party rental experts here in West Chester, OH, we at One Stop Rental want every aspect of your party to be a success. This includes what lighting you choose for the big event. Here are some fantastic lighting ideas to consider.

Paper Lanterns

Paper lanterns look particularly great at an outdoor event, and these days you can find a huge variety of shapes and colors. You can either buy strings of paper lanterns pre-assembled, or you can make your own for a more unique look. To do this, take normal string lights and attach your paper lanterns around each bulb or every other bulb, depending on how much you want to light up your party. For whatever method you choose, pre-made or home-made, you’ll need extension cords and a generator to ensure that your lights stay on and cover your entire party.


Chandeliers are perfect for parties where you want your lighting to double as a statement piece. These days, you aren’t limited to the standard crystal variety either, although they can still be a fabulous option for a classy affair. These days, we’ve seen chandeliers made with mason jars, driftwood, twinkling lights and more. For a simpler look, consider our globe chandeliers, which provide plenty of light and will go with any party décor.

Novelty Lighting

Novelty Lighting

A party doesn’t always have to be chic and trendy. Try out some fun novelty lighting to add a quirky edge to your party. Disco balls are great to turn on when you want guests to start dancing. You could also incorporate colorful string lights or rotating lights that produce a kaleidoscope effect sure to keep guests partying through the night.


While light from a flame may not be bright enough to illuminate your whole party, it can add a beautiful warm touch to your event. Candles grouped together make wonderful centerpieces, and hanging lanterns can provide a rustic glow. Tiki torches will light up your outdoor party space while being able to withstand a nighttime breeze. With winter parties right around the corner, you’ll want to include these cozy lighting ideas.

Try out one or a few of these lighting ideas at your next party. For lighting equipment, tables, chairs, tents and any other party supplies you need, visit us at One Stop Rental in the greater Cincinnati area. Show us how your party lighting turned out on our social channels!