You want to have a lovely dinner, something magical. What is one of the easiest ways to create magic? Candles of course.
Yes, to get drip-less expensive candles from tapered candles (long ones) out of Dollar Store ones, simply put them in the freezer for a few days. No need to remove them from their packaging. Then after they are thoroughly frozen, put them unopened back into your candle drawer, and enjoy them when you want to produce a romantic or magical dinner. You will be thrilled that messy drips are a thing of the past.
I first learned of this tip from my older sister, Marjorie, who lives in Mississippi where she has hosted her share of lovely dinners.
So go ahead and create magic, flickering and all.
You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lamp stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.