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28 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Dinner Party Accents You Can Buy on Amazon

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With so many of us fully vaccinated, it finally feels okay to invite a bunch of friends over for a great big dinner party. But after more than a year of working from home and social distancing, your hosting powers and your house might need a little sprucing up. It doesn’t necessarily require a lot of money. A new set of linen napkins, colorful cake stand, and some stylish matching flatware is often all you need to zhuzh up your space and impress your guests. To get you started, we’ve pulled together a bunch of affordable dinner-party accoutrements that are sure to freshen up any home.

Use this handsome glass pitcher instead of just putting your Brita on the table.

Simple candleholders that let your tapers shine.

$22 for 6

Place mats so nice-looking your guests will want to post them on Instagram Stories.


A tranquil teal-colored vase to showcase a few farmers’ market flowers.

We love the idea of popping these color drip candles on some old wine bottles for instant table décor.

These clear glass candlestick holders can be easily tucked away in a drawer when you’re not hosting.

A buffalo check table runner that’s just the right amount of rustic.

A Kobenstyle that’s nice-looking enough to go straight from the stovetop to the center of the table.