Use pillar candles in small groupings down the middle of the dining and coffee table (avoid colored or scented candles):
• Attach white X-Mas lights to ceiling and allow to hang straight down
• Place uplights along walls or in corners with halogen floods
• If you have one, light your fireplace!
• Put table and floorlamps on dimmers and keep them low
Party Tricks and Pure Fun
• Clementine candles: Cut skin 1/2 way around. Gently remove fruit. Fill 1/2 hollow skin that has center nub of skin with olive oil. Let soak 3 minutes. Light "wick." Make round hole in other 1/2 skin. Gently place on top to make lantern. Slideshow here.
• Cool Neon Techno Strobes
(ReEdited from 2005-12-06 - MGR)