Here is the quickest tip I will likely ever post.
Do you have random party supplies somewhere in your house like this? Here's my tip- use them!
This happens to be my collection from the last several kid's birthday parties we've had. Tonight I am having a few good friends over for pizza and guess what fancy dishes we will be using! It's a waste to throw them out and my good friends could care less about this sort of thing. In fact they will likely find it funny.
Other options- craft material for kids at home or at school.
Have a great weekend folks :)