birthday centerpiece idea -- tie balloons on top--fill with any candy. let kids guess on paper how many pieces of candy are in the jar. one who is closest gets the jar at the end. Could work as table numbers/center pieces too!
Pinner said: Inexpensive party decor.--just use double sided tape to tape the wrapping paper to the table cloth and voila! I would cover it with a reusable thick, good quality plastic transparent table cloth to protect it, but otherwise, good to go!
Look all over for letters in different styles: in magazines, books, cards, and packaging. Enlarge each character to about 9 inches using a scanner or photocopier. tape to card stock for a sturdy backing. Tape letters to ribbon, and hang.