Chi-chi-chi for any budget.

on Mar 5, 2012 - The Dish

Kevin Lee
Swanky Oscar parties are over until next year, but you can still use The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kevin Lee's tips for hosting a chi-chi-chi affair on a budget any time. Lisa Vanderpump's DoseofDivine.com teamed up with Lee to show users how to "roll out the red carpet."

For starters, Kevin suggests greeting guests with inexpensive bubbly. (An Adrienne Maloof signature move – although her champagne undoubtedly comes with a heftier price tag.) "Just the fact that you have a tray of bubbly waiting makes your guests feel special," the site notes. Next, up the ante with a specialty cocktail menu for your shindig.

On to the decor! Pandora and Jason's wedding planner extraordinaire advises using an inexpensive sparkly fabric as your table linen and setting it with a Beverly Hills-worthy centerpiece. How do you create one of those? Hang sparkly beads from your floral arrangement.  Voila!

Now, no posh affair can end without a sweet swag bag. Kevin suggests gifting your guests with simple-yet-luxurious treats like candles and manicure sets. We'll be waiting for our invite.

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