14 Affordable Entertaining Essentials That Only Look Expensive, Starting at $5

modern brunch table setting
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If it weren't for the lure of avocado toast, poached eggs, and freshly brewed coffee, we here at Hunker headquarters would probably never get out of bed on Sunday. Given that our favorite Los Angeles brunch spots frequently boast lines around the block, clearly, we aren't the only ones. But you don't need to stand in an hours-long line at Sqirl to enjoy a leisurely weekend meal. (Though, for the record, their sorrel pesto rice bowl is well worth the wait).

Ahead, we're sharing all of the entertaining essentials you need to host a proper brunch at home. Here's what you should have on hand, from a linen tablecloth for setting a casual yet elevated table, to a pretty carafe ideal for serving premade mimosas, and a stoneware trivet for bringing a frittata straight from the oven to the table. Though you will need to leave your bed, changing out of your pajamas is optional. Scroll on to shop our picks, ahead.

white linen tablecloth
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For a casual yet elevated table.

Understated, yet elegant dinnerware — and a steal at $99.

flatware set with forks, knives, and spoons
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Sleek, simple, and sophisticated flatware.

round wood cutting board
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This wood cutting board is pretty enough to double as a serving platter.

glass carafe
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Keep your guests hydrated in style.

beverage glass
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With the glass tumblers to match.

orange napkins
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Thanks to these napkins you can forgo paper towels, once and for all.

ribbed glass vase
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Just add flowers.

conical glass carafe
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Ideal for pouring premade mimosas.

coupe glass
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It is brunch, after all.

stoneware serving dish
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Perfect for serving fresh fruit.

wood serving utensils
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Durable, dependable, and, most importantly, well-designed.

trivet
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So you can bring that frittata straight from the oven to the table.

ceramic French press
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What would brunch be without coffee?


Megan Beauchamp

Megan Beauchamp

Megan Beauchamp is a writer and editor in Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in MyDomaine, House Beautiful, Bustle, and Brit + Co., among others.