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Hosting a summer soirée on a shoestring budget? We've got some super chic accessories in mind that channel all the sophisticated, luxe vibes without stressing your wallet. Honing the focus to a few key areas of your spread, these impactful, easy updates will have your next gathering dressed to the nines. Spend the extra savings on the killer hostess outfit we know you already have in mind.
If you're throwing a deck party, consider string lights the guest of honor. Investing in artful editions, from dipped to caged bulbs, goes a long way. Pair with colorful linens in bright, summery shades. Collecting pieces you can reuse throughout the season will save you serious dollars in the long run.
From the place settings to serving set up, tailor your shopping list to match the energy of the event you're curating. Cool, tranquil shades channel relaxed, easy appeal. Keep things light with family-style serveware, from large batch cocktail pitchers to buffet platters.
One of the simplest ways to make any party set up feel next-level cool is investing in artful barware. Even the most minimal of tablescapes become spirited and dynamic with a pop of tiki-infused accessories.
Not every event calls for a full-blown menu. If you're serving up simple bar snacks and small bites, make the offering feel edited and lush via artful bowls, dishes, and mini appetizer plates.
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