the decorations were simple and inexpensive, basically just things we had lying around the house. the table was covered in a plastic tablecloth to protect the table from spills, then covered again in white butcher paper. i punched 1″ circles from scrap papers and sprinkled them around for a little extra color.
i took simple curling ribbon and draped lengths of it from my chandelier. also on the table, we traced cupcakes so when the kids first arrived they could color a cupcake on the table. silver pails of crayons were set out every couple seats.