Lights are magic. From tiny twinkling lights in ficus trees to gobo templates casting images on a wall, lighting is one of the best ways to spark up a room on a limited budget. I love when gobo lights are used with theme templates to decorate a wall. In Seattle, I attended a banquet where the shapes of pine trees were silhouetted on the wall and I attended an event in Hawaii where palm trees were similarly outlined.
Also, remember that guests tend to eat and drink more in brightly lit