It's easy to create a little ambience for an outdoor supper party or an evening storytelling hour. Just turn off the floodlights and plug in a strand or two of holiday lights.
Wrap the lights around a porch or fence railing, drape them over the shrubs, or string them between trees.
To secure them in place, use zip ties or plastic gutter clips. You can even put the lights on a timer so they automatically shut off at bedtime.