A canopy on a table makes a simple, elegant focal point.
And, it's very frugal too! :o)
($5 is assuming that you take your coupons to the craft store, because that is what I did. Hobby Lobby, Micheal's and JoAnn's usually have them and often accept each others coupons as well.)
12" embroidery hoop (You can use any size or shape that you have on hand. If you buy one it will be about $1.50 with a 40% off coupon, in Georgia.)
6 yards of Cheese Cloth ($3.50 with a 40% off coupon, in Georgia.)
Ribbon, string or yarn (I used jute from Home Depot.)
I decorated the top with finger crocheted jute, raffia, lace and green burlap that I cut to resemble pumpkin leaves for my daughter's Birthday/Halloween Party.
(Here is a tutorial on finger crocheting.)
Here's my round of links, tutorials, and recipes that went into the party: