In a previous blog, I said I would write about essential party elements – like ways to create an inviting environment. One of my favorite day-of projects is setting the mood – which can often require a great deal of pre-planning. Scattering candles in clusters around the house is a favorite way to set the mood.  Mixing votives, pillars, wax and even flameless candles creates an interesting display. The quality of the battery operated variety has improved …