As Rachael says, keep things simple and under control. One way you can do this is to think creatively about potential party supplies you already own. "Before you go shopping, go through the whole house," Rachael says. "You own more than you think you do when it comes to needing stuff to throw a party."
For Jill's party, Rachael removed an elaborate decorative mirror from the wall and turned it into a lazy-susan fondue server!
Rachael has another great tip: All of the extras you need are usually available at restaurant supply stores. Jill and Rachael found martini glasses for under $2 and flatware for 75 cents!