Lights could also just go from one side of the house to a central thing over the table. Like if I make a chandelier thing, that can be where they are gathered in. We'll see what looks easiest with the house.
This idea: white picket fence surrounding the property with an archway and gate in front, connecting the road and the walkway to the house. Except the archway would likely be square if the house is square and round if the house is round.
How cool is this?!? Outdoor sink. No extra plumbing required. great for the kids to wash hands outside. connects to any outside spigot.