I've realized that I've not posted pictures of how Russ' birthday decorations turned out. I wish I had done a little more but I think it still turned out cute for being on a budget.
Here's the mood board I was going for:
And here's what I managed to pull off:
Tablecloth: already owned $0
Streamers: leftover $0
Lanterns: $1.50 ea/ $3
Table decorations: already owned $0
Note to self: hot pie + birthday candles = a hot, waxy mess. I felt so dumb! (But, we all got a laugh out of it).