by Lisa Grimaldi | April 01, 2008

save $1.75sushi$2.50 Sushi, at 50¢ per piece (based on five pieces per attendee) for California roll, with crab and avocado, or temaki, a hand roll with fish or shellfish, is a statement-making starter.


75¢ A portion of succulent ceviche -- made with fresh fish (like sea bass) or shellfish, herbs and lime -- makes a light and light-on-your-budget starter or cocktail nibble.

Philippe StarckSave $6$25 The Louis Ghost Chair, from a design by Philippe Starck, can be rented from Toronto-based Signature Party Rentals.


Girari Sustainable Event Furnishing$19 The recycled-aluminum Alta Chair, from Girari Sustainable Event Furnishings of Beverly Hills, Calif., sat the stars at this year’s post-Academy Awards Governor’s Ball.