For me the perfect tree has to be a real tree. Not that the fake ones don't have their place. I know some folks prefer the "no mess" type. For me though, there is no substitute for the smell and appearance a real Christmas tree. We do white lights with Teal and Purple ribbon (my wife prefers girly colors and I aim to please) as far as decorations go, we have a wide range. Silver/purple/teal colored ones. We also have decorations reflecting on the various sports teams I'm a fan of (go buckeyes!) and Star Wars of course!