Decorating with Green Mini Lights
Did you know that years ago the Egyptians regarded the color green as sacred? They believed that it represented the hope and joy of Spring. Women in the 15th century often wore green wedding gowns as a symbol of their willingness to bear children. In the Ming Dynasty, it was the "color of the heavens". Many people today think of nature, rebirth, and growth when they see the color green. Psychologists say that the brighter shades of green create feelings of calmness, relaxation, and comfort. It is also said that green can soothe ruffled emotions and is the most restful color for the human eye.
With all of that said, what better way to bring the color green to your home, business, or special occasion than with green mini lights? Christmas isn't the only time green mini lights can be used to decorate!
In Ireland, green is considered a lucky color. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated not only in Ireland, but also by many people in the United States. Spruce up your St. Patty's Day party with green mini lights all around. String lights across the bar in your recreation room, around mirrors, and on the food table.
Taverns and pool halls often serve green beer in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Use green mini lights to bring the theme full circle by stringing them around the ceiling, behind the bar and around the jukebox. Your customers will love it!
Create your very own spa in the comfort of your own home. Relax and calm down after a long day by soaking in a tub of hot water and basking in the soft light created by green mini lights in your bathroom. They're easily attached to the edges of mirrors or clustered on a windowsill. If you have a large bathroom, a few topiaries with green mini lights would be really pretty, especially in the evening hours. Tall pillar candles with a glass hurricane shade are beautiful with several strands of green mini lights wrapped around the base and placed on the vanity or on stands around the tub.
Remember the game, "Red Light, Green Light"? A child's party would be hilariously fun using green mini lights and red mini lights to signal when the children would stop and go, turning the lights off and on at varying intervals.
A jungle theme party is a fantastic occasion for using green mini lights. Create a jungle on a large wall with strands of green mini lights. Draw large pictures of monkeys, parrots, and other jungle animals. Place them on the wall behind the curtain of green mini lights for a great focal point. Use light strands to accent other areas such as the buffet table, freestanding drink station, or gift table.
Baby showers are another occasion where green mini lights would be the ideal decoration, especially if the mom-to-be has chosen not to "know" if she is having a boy or girl. Green is one of the neutral colors that works for either a boy or girl. See our article on How to Brighten a Baby Shower with Mini Lights for specific ideas.
Salons, retail establishments and garden centers are the perfect backdrops for green mini lights. Decorate your picture window and checkout area with lights. String several strands around artificial trees around your place of business, creating a comforting atmosphere. Your customers may linger a bit longer and that's always great for business.