Inexpensive but attractive
One of the ladies at our church is truly talented at decorating and entertaining for a crowd. She's had plenty of practice. Every Christmas, she has a big open house at her home with a wonderful buffet. It's a very nice holiday event. She always has a big crowd. She explained once that she isn't good at sending Christmas cards, so she has an open house instead.
This lady did the table decorations at church for the anniversary dinner, and I thought what she used was interesting. It looks nice, but still, the components aren't anything particularly expensive.
The squares of color are paper napkins in autumn colors, spread out, and the same napkins are used inside the "vases" that hold the sparkly sprigs. The small glass containers had tea lights in them. None of the glassware matches, but it still looks great. The confetti serves as sort of a table runner.
I am not good at thinking up thinks like this, but I admire people who can!