Ideally, your outdoor space will have more than one light fixture. String lights or a few hanging lanterns, coupled with votives, a single candle, or a portable tabletop light, should do the trick. String LightsString lights are just about the easiest way to make your little bit of outdoor space feel personal and inviting. A classic set of tiny bulbs might be all you need, but string lights have come a long way from their original dorm-room aesthetic. Terracotta Tea Light Holders, Set of 3 $28 at EtsyBeech Tea Light Holders, Set of 4 $12 at EtsyBig Dipper Wax Works Pure Beeswax Tea Lights, Set of 16 $22 at AmazonTabletop Lanterns and LightsThese outdoor lights are the centerpieces of your backyard meal.