Graduation is a very special occasion, but planning a celebration, as fun as it’ll be, can get a bit stressful. From food to decorations, the list of what you need might seem like it just goes on and on. On the lighting front, the list below can help you quickly decide what works best to create the ultimate party environment. Read on to discover the 11 best graduation party lights for your big celebration.
11 graduation party lights idea to have the best celebration
Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering with family or a large to-do with your classmates, your party should be one for the books. The good news is you don’t need to spend a fortune on decorations to make that happen. With these lighting options, you can transform a casual get-together into a magical celebration you and your loved ones will remember for years to come.
1. Hanging lights
Hanging lights are the perfect way to brighten up both your indoor and outdoor space, especially for graduation parties on humid summer nights. Choose warm, white bulbs for a soft glow during a classy dinner, or light up the dance floor with colorful glimmering lights. You can find hanging lights in all kinds of shapes and colors, including the string lights you see in college dorms all the time. That means you have all kinds of options to set just the right party scene.
2. Jar of lights
A jar of lights is a fun party decoration that also adds a nice dim glow to a room. You can put them together quite easily without spending a ton of money. Simply grab a box of jars (any size will do) and fill them with battery-powered fairy lights. For a fancy but modest finishing touch, tie a ribbon or a piece of string around the lid.
3. Smart ambient lighting
Maybe your graduation party will start with lots of people and end as a quieter, more intimate affair. In that case, your lighting should change to reflect the shift in vibe. A smart ambient light with colors you can change and mood-matching gradients is a great choice. The BlissRadia Smart Ambient Mood Light is the perfect example.
The BlissRadia diffuses a soft hue and comes with pre-programmed gradients that seamlessly transition from one color to the next. You can cycle through millions of colors all from your smartphone, which you can also use to set the hue, brightness, and timer. Plus, you can connect the BlissRadia to Amazon Alexa or Google Home so you can speak the perfect graduation party lighting into existence.
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4. Photo booth lighting
Who doesn’t love an at-home photo booth? They’re fun for all ages and the perfect way to capture graduation party memories that will last a lifetime. All you need is a backdrop, props, a few standing bright lights, a camera, and click! Picture-perfect.
5. Galaxy lights
For low-key graduation parties and full-blown celebrations alike, you want fixtures that transform your surroundings and creates an unforgettable experience. Galaxy lights, for example, bring the universe to you, providing an immersive environment for rom-com night or dancefloor excitement alike. Whether your graduation party looks more like the former or the latter, the best products for the occasion are customizable and come in multiple color options.
With the Sky Lite 2.0, you can celebrate your graduation under stirring blue, green, or red nebula clouds and twinkling stars. You can customize your own colors and effects right from your phone and gaze around the room in awe with all your loved ones. Plus, with galaxy lights, you don’t need to worry about the perfect evening weather. Instead, you can bring the night sky home.
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6. Outdoor solar deck lights
If your graduation party will be a campout, outdoor movie theater, or an outdoor dance party, solar deck lights can provide illumination, glamor, and safety. Hang them on your deck or along your fence to create a pathway for your party guests to navigate. Place them evenly along the outskirts of your party area to set an inviting mood. Chances are you’ll want to keep these lights around well past graduation time.
7. Portable lights
Portable lights come in many different shapes and styles, but one thing is consistent: You can easily fit them in a bag or even your pocket. They’re great for brightening small spaces that your other lights don’t reach and adding some extra glow to an outdoor space. You can use them as a dancefloor spotlight or hang them from the ceiling for a classy look as you dine with family and friends. Either way, they put the mood in your control.
8. Solar lanterns
Solar lanterns bring a rustic, romantic charm to any outdoor party. Try adding a few of them to your tables, staircase, or ceiling to create a romantic glow. You can also keep them outside, where they charge during the day, for graduation parties that last well into the night. And if you choose solar lanterns with dusk-to-dawn timers, you don’t need to turn off the lights when your guests leave at 2 a.m. Instead, they’ll turn off on their own as soon as the sun comes up – and the memories you made under their illumination won’t go anywhere.
9. Plug-in wall sconce
Let’s say you’re hoping for graduation party lights you can use time and again after your big event. You might worry that you can’t get these permanent fixtures without hardwiring and professional installation. With plug-in wall sconces show, that’s just not true. These sconces can add a fancy fixture to your party without complex installation – just plug it in to transform your surroundings. For the ultimate party glow, use a few dim bulbs for a soft, calming vibe.
To create a soothing, intimate atmosphere for your guests, use candles to illuminate the room. The light temperature of candles is extremely warm, as is their gently burning flame. That makes candles functional and fun. Try using them as a centerpiece for your appetizer table or scattering them throughout the room for a peaceful glow. Light some scented candles to transform both how the room looks and how it smells – a full sensory experience.
11. LED strip accent lighting
Maybe you want to add a pop of color to your drinks table without buying a tablecloth you’ll only use once. Or maybe want to embellish your furniture with an astonishing, color-changing under-glow. LED strip lights are great for both, especially if you can change the colors.
The BlissGlow, for example, can shine up to 12 colors at once – you choose whatever hues fit the vibe. You can quickly switch things up right from your smartphone. You can also set the BlissGlow to one of four music-reactive modes so your lights can change as the beat of the music keeps bumping. Plus, setting it up just means peeling off the backing and sticking it where you want it. What a simple way to enliven your party.
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Celebrate your graduation in style with BlissLightsMood-setting decorative lighting can make for an unforgettable graduation party. The best graduation lighting options let you cycle among colors, and that’s why BlissLights are so apt at transforming your party space. Whether through smart mood lights, galaxy lights, or color-changing LED strips, you can immerse yourself and your guests in an unforgettable party experience. Browse the BlissLights collection now to light your graduation party the right way.
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