First thought: "We're having people over." Second thought: "Shit!" Even if your cupboard's stocked with Ikea and the linens are by Kleenex, fear not, entertaining neophytes! Guests with a sense of humor will appreciate these tongue-in-cheek party favors (we'll let you say it was your idea). But heed our words—Miss Manners would not approve.
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Buttercup and Ivory Coasters—Nothing sours a party faster than red wine on a white linen tablecloth. With these pre-ruined coasters, what's the worst that can happen?
Seletti Faux Plastic Glass Water Bottles—Since reusing plastic water bottles will kill you (thanks, FDA), opt for these diethylhydroxylamine-free doppelgangers instead!
Picnic Table Condiment Holder—Life's a picnic, as they say. Now make every meal one too with this picnic table-shaped condiment holder. Bird poop extra.
Satinbox Vintage Tumblers—Any good party calls for the cachet of stemware. But who wants to spend their hangover hand-washing lipstick off a rim? Get the best of both worlds with these classy tumblers.
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Gin and Titonic Ice Cube Molds—When staring down awkwardly at your drink, it's best to have something to stare at. A miniature ice-sculpture reenactment of the world's most famous nautical disaster should do the trick.
Demelza Hill Snap and Dine Cutlery—The proper use of cutlery is a lost art. Now you can reinforce fine dining etiquette when lunching al fresco. Just make sure to dodge when your guests get offended—these pop-out utensils leave behind many potential missiles.
Taz Ah Mugs by Thorsten van Elten—Face it, when slurping down your fourth hot chocolate of the fete, you're a pig. You might as well look like one too.