12/15/2013 11:34 am ET

18 Christmas Party Ideas That Won't Break The Bank (PHOTOS)

You've probably already been to a bevy of holiday parties this season, which begs the question: When are you going to reciprocate? While we understand that money can be tight this time of year, that doesn't mean you can't give a little good will to men and women.

To help you make the most of the season, we asked party pro Rachel De Marte to share 18 of her favorite items for throwing a lavish fete on a shoestring budget. Use one, use all, but whatever you do, just make sure you've got enough cash left over to spike the old punch bowl.

To see all the picks, visit our friends at Refinery29.

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