Photos printed on vellum, stapled to CHEAP CHEAP wooden frames and put a battery powered votive in the middle - instant birthday party decorations of the honoree.....think OLD photos of someone celebrating a 90th - etc.
Cheap frames, spraypaint, and ducktape (I think I would use white to match the frames). Print photos on vellum, and staple or tape them into the frame. Place a candle in the middle for a personalized, glowing centerpiece. Cute!