These Chic Party Essentials Are a Steal (but Don't Look It)

Settling back into your routine as the crazy (and care-free) days of summer come to an end? You'll likely be logging more time at home on weekends, which leaves some spare time to plan a party to usher in fall in the company of friends. We're big fans of a casual get-together complete with seasonal cocktails and a killer cheese plate, but seeing that we've spent much of our hard-earned savings on summer vacation and weekends away at the beach, we're invested in throwing an elegant affair—on the cheap.

Fortunately, there are plenty of affordable yet chic party essentials that won't blow your budget but will enhance the atmosphere for a sophisticated soirée. From gilded tableware to the perfect centerpiece, we've got all the seasonally inspired items that look rich but won't cost you. Shop our favorite cheap thrills for fall entertaining below.

Will you be entertaining this fall? Which affordable essential is your favorite?