tips + tricks
Basil is a natural mosquito repellent, and much more attractive than the alternatives (spray, zappers). We nestled the plants and votive candles into stacked glass cake stands.
Any twinkle lights will work, but these Aluminum Star Party Lights ($25 a strand, lamplus.com) are just right for the Fourth of July.
Sprinkle glow-in-the-dark stars ($12.50, amazon.com) in the grass. As the sky darkens, the lawn will start to gleam. More romantic than fireworks? You be the judge.