1. Decorations-No need to buy decorations because they are sitting in abundance outside. Make a centerpiece in a clear vase by scavenging for colored leaves, acorns, and pine cones outside your front door.
2. Only make what you need. Instead of 6 or 7 side dishes make 3 or 4 really good ones. Also use this calculator to deterrmine exactly how much turkey you would need for the people attending.