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

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The holidays are quickly approaching, and the weather is frozen and wet and miserable. Which, on the bright side, means we’re in peak hunker-down-and-make-soup-for-your-friends season. If you’re in need of some affordable dinner party accouterments, look no further. Below, find everything from a surprising pair of candlesticks to an adorable glug jug to entertain your guests.

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

Or if you’d prefer something a little less DIY, this trio of candlestick holders work, too.

These blue 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.


A jadeite cake stand for all your tortes, flambés, and pies.

These ice cream cups are wonderfully old-fashioned.

A ribbed, vibrant blue porcelain serving bowl.

Totally Bamboo

A matte black salt cellar, for flaky Maldon.

This matte, slightly irregularly edged plate also comes in a pale blue, a slate gray, and a pretty, deep red.


Eight little tapas bowls, for olives or goldfish or ice cream.

Or a slightly more conventional — but still interesting-looking — coffeepot that could double as a vase.