Paper lanterns as light-up centerpieces--inexpensive idea. Slip a Vase in the middle of each lantern and add flowers of choice. OR just adhere silk flowers to top edge of lantern.Put BATTERY OPERATED CANDLES/lighting inside and around each lantern.
Simple trick to add texture to your braid: Get 3 strands for a normal braid. Loosely braid One Strand. Use that braided strand with the other 2 to form the final braid of all your hair. Loosen with fingers for more "messy.