Champagne flutes
Courtesy of Sweet Pea (left), and Bed Bath & Beyond (right)

Pop the Cork, Not the Bank

Everything's more fun with champagne. Serve up the bubbly in either one of these champagne flutes -- one's a little easier on the wallet, leaving you more room to splurge on Dom Pérignon.

Juliska Amalia Champagne Flutes
$96 for 2
Available at Sweet Pea

Godinger Shannon Crystal Spiral Flutes
$20 for 2
Available at Bed Bath &

Red bordered plates
Courtesy of (right), Target (right)

Out of the Red

This simple plate makes quite a statement, so the place setting combinations you can create are endless. We've found two similar versions at two distinct price points. Let your wallet choose which one is right for you.

Kate Spade Rutherford Circle Red Plate
Available at

Soho Dinner Plate in Red
$45 for 6
Available at Target

brown woven placemats
Courtesy of Barneys New York (left), and Crate & Barrel (right)

Get in Place

Cushion your plates with these great bohemian-esque place mats. We absolutely love the braided woven look of the Passementry mat but weren't so wild about the price. Lucky for you, we found a similar one on sale.

Daisy Hill Passementry Placemat
Available at Barneys New York

Melilla Placemat
Available at Crate & Barrel

salt and pepper shakers
Courtesy of Tiffany & Co. (left), Neiman Marcus (right)

Please Pass

Add a little bit of modern glam to otherwise ordinary salt and pepper with these silver shakers. Legendary Tiffany designer Elsa Peretti fashioned her high-end shakers out of sterling silver, but we've found an equally cool set for a much lower price.

Elsa Peretti Thumbprint Salt and Pepper Shakers
Available at Tiffany & Co.

Nambe Twist Salt and Pepper Set
Available at Neiman Marcus

Silver platters
Courtesy of Tiffany & Co. (left), and Neiman Marcus (right)

Silver Service

Not your grandmother's silver serving platter, but suitable for a special occasion nonetheless. Elsa Peretti designed her version of a 21st-century serving piece in sterling silver, while Nambe gives you a comparable design in a non-tarnishing metal alloy.

Elsa Peretti Platter
Available at Tiffany & Co.

Nambe Square Service Plate
Available at Neiman Marcus

Courtesy of Mrs. John L. Strong (top), Target (bottom)

Assigned Seating

Set your party guests up for lively conversation with these understated place cards. It's hard to beat the elegance of Mrs. John L. Strong's bamboo cards, but fortunately Target serves up a similar color scheme.

Bamboo Place Cards
$25 (set of 12)
Available at Mrs. John L. Strong

Deckle-Edge Placecards
$10 (set of 20)
Available at Target

blue and brown tablecloths
Courtesy of Anthropolgie (left), and Crate & Barrel (right)

Take Cover

Add colorful cheer to your next garden party with these bright floral tablecloths. They are remarkably similar, but you won't have to worry so much if a red wine faux pas happens on one of them.

Tahitian Vine Tablecloth
Available at Anthropologie

Tessie Tablecloth
Available at Crate & Barrel

-- By Zoë Gowen, Assistant Editor

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