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Not to toot our own horns or anything, but whether it's FNO or a last-minute birthday bash, we're pretty well-versed in the vocabulary of party planning. And, no offense to Martha, but our shindigs totally outshine Stewart and her highfalutin, picture-perfect spreads.
Because, lets face it — the best kind of get-togethers are the ones that shun run-of-the-mill decor and those "entertainment essentials" we've spotted time and time again. Sure, no soirée is complete without a serving tray and tablecloth, but why should yours be just like your neighbor's? To combat fete fatigue, we've gathered 25 top-notch necessities that will knock your guests' socks off — all for less than $100. Staying festive on the cheap — now that's a real reason to celebrate!
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It's been a whirlwind year for New York City. A polar vortex froze over the winter months (literally), the ebola epidemic made a brief (yet frightening) appearance, and Eric Garner's death raised concerns over law enforcement's power over the civilians it's meant to protect.
And, while New York current events dominated read