We pride ourselves on being party-ready at any time. But, it's not the what-to-wear that's the challenge, it's our homes. Being prepared to host a last-minute "My friends just got engaged!," "You finally quit your miserable job!," or "There was a special on wine!" party takes a certain set of tools. Thankfully, we can help supply.
Forget the lame banners and disposable plates, because our kind of at-home party kit comes with coasters that become part of your decor, printed bowls you'll find multiple uses for, and decorations you'll never want to take down. And, because not every party budget is Sean Parker-sized, we've rounded up the best of the bash-throwing buys all under $50. Hey, there might not always be a special occasion to invite your friends over for rosé and hors d'oeuvres, but with these colorful home accessories on hand, you'll have no reason not to.
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Zara Placemat, $9.90, available at Zara.
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LEIF Serving Tray, $40, available at LEIF.