First a baby, then a book and now multiple television appearances. Yup, Brit stays pretty busy. Most recently, she stopped by The Rachael Ray Show to share some of her favorite budget party tips for celebrating Food Network star Sunny Anderson’s 40th birthday. If you didn’t get a chance to catch the show (or forgot to set your DVR), check out these clips!

DIY Coasters

Get your DIY on with some cork, paint and tape! These easy DIY coasters will be a hit at your party, and your hardwood tables will thank you.

DIY Drink Sticks

Sure, a cocktail is fab on its own, but sometimes it’s fun to add a little pizzazz. Glam up your glass with a DIY drink stirrer. Bonus: Invite guests to make their own at the start of your party.

DIY Pedestal Plate

As you set up your food spread, stack dishes to create varying heights. This makes it easier for guests to reach around the table to fill their plates. Oh, and don’t forget to put your silverware and napkins at the END of your buffet.

DIY Vases

The drinks are poured and the food is ready; now it’s time to focus on that party decor. Flowers are always a perfect touch! DIY little bud vases to add to your tablescape.

DIY Book Centerpiece

Planning a sit-down dinner party with friends? Why not go with a literary theme? We LOVE using books as table decor to create height. Plus, this book centerpiece will definitely be a conversation starter!

By the look of things, Sunny’s 40th birthday is going to be a blast! Be sure to use these money-saving tips when planning your next party with friends and you’ll be the hostess with the mostess.

Which party tip did you find most useful? Let us know in the comments below.