14 Affordable Ways to Make Your Holiday Party Amazing

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When it comes to hosting holiday parties, we have two priorities: make the event look fantastic, but don't break the bank while doing it. For us it's all about subtle details in decor or party supplies that bring that festive feeling to a seasonal fete — and so we've rounded up some affordable shoppables for you to stock up on for your holiday hosting purposes. Check it out:

1. "Be Merry!" Confetti Paper Napkins, $7

These scalloped paper napkins are too much fun to pass up.

2. Gold Confetti Balloons ( set of 3 ), $8

Whether you're making plans for a New Year's house party or doing something mid-December, you can't go wrong with a bit of sparkle. Try these delicate balloons filled with gold confetti from Urban.

3. Merry Christmas Felt Garland, $10.96

If anyone asks if you made this adorable felt garland, go ahead and say you did. We're not judging.

4. Red Winter Pattern Candle Votive, $1.99

Ikea's winter votives are oh-so-festive and oh-so-cheap: Stock up on a dozen and place them throughout the house for a cohesive theme.

5. Pink Letter Message Board, $32

Use Ban.do's letter board to display a drink menu, or create a fun slogan for a photobooth. (Just be sure you also pick up the letters, which are sold separately.)

6. Rose Gold Scallop Party Cups ( set of 8 ), $5.50

While Land of Nod's rose gold party cups are perfect for a holiday party, any extras can easily be repurposed throughout the year for other events.

7. Woodland Party Crackers, $26

Go out with a bang, or a pop, rather: Terrain's holiday party crackers are a splendid favor to pass out to guests.

8. Giant Paper Snowflake Decorations ( set of 3 ), $22.95

Paper Source's snowflake decorations really make a statement. Plus, they're totally reusable!

9. Holiday Ice Cube Tray, $10

Sur La Table's holiday ice cube tray is seriously making us laugh. Yes, you'd need, like, 50 of these to actually supply ice for party drinks, but for smaller gatherings, why not?

10. Disco Ball Cocktail Stirrers ( set of 24 ), $21

New Year's Eve cocktails wouldn't be complete with out a disco ball stirrer. Naturally.

11. Chambray Napkins With Red Trim ( set of 4 ), $12.76

For smaller holiday gatherings, it's always nice to have a set of linens you break out for the season. These napkins from World Market are crazy affordable.

12. Paper Winter Greenery Wreath, $19.95

Paper Source's wreath is great if you're looking to bring a bit of indie-inspired craftiness to your holiday decor. And again: We're all about the reusable items.

13. Gold Pine Paper Plates ( set of 8 ), $6.95

These gold pine leaf paper plates are ridiculously elegant.

14. Birch Tea Light Holder, $6-$10

If you're crafty enough and live in a woodsy area, we imagine you could totally DIY these birch candle holders. For the rest of us, Terrain's offerings are pretty dang affordable.


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