22 spectacular event and party lighting ideas you can steal from pinterest

Written by Scott Handsaker on January 21, 2013

The right lighting at your event is a critical part of setting the mood for your attendees. Get it spot on, and they’ll be talking about your events for years to come.

So here we have 22 amazing lighting ideas from pinterest for your next event. Be inspired.

Tea light candles for a relaxing and chilled out mood

I like to think that everyone was sitting around on big comfortable bean bags, sipping a pale ale from a local micro-brewery.

Source: save-on-crafts.com via Joy on Pinterest

Walk down this path?  I think I might skip.

After a long day at work, I want to be greeted by a cobble stone footpath and a series of brown paper bags lighting the way.  You too right?

Source: apartmenttherapy.com via Sammie on Pinterest

Did you know you could light up your attendees?

Isn’t this how you kiss your significant other good night?  I know I do.

Source: haleysheffield.com via Katie on Pinterest

Sometimes the little details make all the difference

On closer inspection, these tea light candles are visually stunning.

Source: homedit.com via Stephanie on Pinterest

A majestic approach to event lighting

I really want this event to be in a tent in the middle of the Kalahari desert.  African cucumber anyone?

Source: bellagala.com via Bellagala © on Pinterest

Colourful candles produce a super creative table layout

My four year old and his friends would start on those donuts and be half way through the cake before the clown had even finished his first balloon sword.

Source: mitzvahmarket.com via Taylor Made Soirées on Pinterest

Muted blues create a very distinct environment

Personally I would have left all those bar stools around the bar.  Less distance to walk right?

Source: partiesbylyn.com via La Boda de tus Sueños | Wedding & Event Designer on Pinterest

Wrap around string lights create a magical environment

If we were to swing the camera around, I like to imagine you would see an elephant polo match in progress.  Who is with me?

Source: lassoevents.com.au via Brittany on Pinterest

Everything matching, everything in its place

Are you putting on a gala ball to raise money for breast cancer research?  This here is your event theme.

Source: bellagala.com via Bellagala © on Pinterest

An elegant approach to using string party lights

You can see this taking a lot of effort to put together, but I’ve got some feedback for the event planner.  Totally worth it.

Source: stylemepretty.com via Leah on Pinterest

Combining string party lights and nature

Next month I am proposing we hold all future board meetings here. Amazing.

Source: weddingwire.com via Emily on Pinterest

Floating lights for events by the water

Careful.  Some of the lights below have become sentient and are escaping from the confines of their watery jail.

Source: tuvie.com via Grace on Pinterest

Candles, candles and more candles

As long as you can keep all the candles lit, you’ve got yourself a pretty special layout.

Source: davidtutera.com via Cathy on Pinterest

Lighting up the barn

The patterns are what do it for me.

Source: sashasouzaevents.com via Tracy on Pinterest

Floating lights in the night sky

I’m going to hazard a guess that no-one spoke at this event.  How could you tear your gaze away from the night sky?

Source: rachelevents.com via Karen on Pinterest

A simple yet remarkable use of hats

It’s this kind of creativity that should remind you why it is worth paying specialists to design your events.

Source: bizbash.com via Mary Catherine on Pinterest

Table based lighting can sometimes mean the whole table

It’s a beautiful setup, but I can’t help but wonder if my beer would get warm sitting on top of it?  It’s the little things.

Source: mariannesrentals.com via Miranda on Pinterest

Simple but stylish

It feels budget conscious, but I don’t care.  I dig it.

Source: stylemepretty.com via Jessica on Pinterest

A dash of the old produces something new

Be honest.  Without this amazing lamp setup, you’re going nowhere near that forest at night.

Source: vi.sualize.us via Page on Pinterest

A net of lights cascading from the roof

It’s a fisherman’s net of lights.  Super pretty.

Source: stylemepretty.com via Lynda on Pinterest

A pathway to somewhere awesome

It’s not widely known, but at the end of this pathway is the Attendly head office.  True story.

Source: agoodthinghappened.com via Sara on Pinterest

Light up the outdoors, including the natural surrounds

Not sure why the car has its lights on.  Seems unnecessary.

Source: cityofboston.gov via Boston USA on Pinterest

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About the Author

Scott Handsaker

Scott Handsaker is the co-founder and CEO of Attendly, an investment backed event registration startup. Scott is the proud father of Otis and Harry and the lucky partner of Alice. He hopes you will like Attendly enough to tell all your friends about it.

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