Light the way with luminarias! Here's how:
• Purchase luminaria bags at a party store. Fill with about 3 inches of sand or kitty litter. Place a 1-pint canning jar into the sand and add a votive candle. Light luminarias right before the guests arrive.
• Fill a 7-inch balloon with water until 6 inches in diameter; tie end. Place filled balloon in a plastic container of similar size for support. Freeze at least 12 hours or until ice is about 1/2 inch thick around inside of balloon. Remove balloon from around ice ball. Chisel opening in top of ball; drain water. Place outside, insert a votive candle and light candle. If you'd like colored luminaria, add a few drops of food color to the water.
• Or for a super simple idea, use a 1-liter soda pop bottle to make holes in the snow along a driveway or walkway. Fill holes with candles for a glowing path of light.