bargain blooms: a cheap bunch of supermarket flowers, a bag of colorful dried beans and some tall glasses from your cabinet. Fill each glass with a 2- to 3-inch layer of beans and add a few tablespoons of water. Trim one flower stem to fit inside each glass, then arrange the "vases" down the center of the table. Bonus: After the party's over, tell guests to take these home as favors.
Fun cheap table decor for a party. For an elegant version try cream and white flowers on a gold table cloth with vanilla candles on top. Use fake flowers. Since there is no water for real ones. You could get the flowers at the dollar store....you only need one bunch.
Christmas idea...change the greenery to your flowers and candles to your colors and this would be a cheap wedding/reception idea for table center pieces! You could even go to thrift stores or goodwill and mix and match wine glasses for more flair!