We finally got our lighting done for the balcony. We had a few delays due to rain and needing maintenance come to replace the rotting balcony railing. The lights we used can be found at Target: Frosted String Lights. We used 3 strands to get the right look. What I really like about these lights is that there isn't a lot of extra cord between the plug and the 1st bulb. When the end of one strand is plugged into the next, you barely notice.
It took us a few tries to get them perfect, but love how they look. Each bulb also has a clip that makes it easy to install on the rain gutter. They just clip right in. It feels like a little outdoor cafe now. Now, we finally have enough light to entertain at night out on the balcony.