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!