For my Thanksgiving table I concentrated on the fall colors and décor. The pretty copper colored damask tablecloths I bought off season from Bed, Bath and Beyond for $4.99. The gold napkins were a Walmart clearance purchase, after the Christmas season. Buy, buy, buy off season! You can get great deals this way, I can’t stress this enough!
Tomato cages are super cheap for armatures. You can use single ones to make ground breakers, or stack and zip tie together two or three to make the base for a full sized figure. Pool noodles fill out the arms great. My witch is made that way. The head is a $7 mask over a $2 plastic skull with a $3 wig, the dress I got on clearance for $10, and the hands came off a crappy FCG I got on clearance for $2....The hat was in the bottom of my costume box, no idea what I paid for it,