What a great idea for a summer picnic tablecloth - sew or hot-glue blue jean pockets on the drop to make pouches that can hold straws, plastic tableware, and napkins. Would look great on one of our burlap or faux burlap tablecloths.
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.