Generally this time of year I start mapping out my ideas and going to craft stores to purchase small items that might help with my plans. I spend very little money on the Elf props because there are so many other toys in our house that I can use.
Graham cracker & kitkat table with candied pumpkins and perler beads make a nice Thanksgiving table. Felt turkey feathers complete the ensemble.
Do you want to build a snowman? An easy setup with Elsa.
I saved this foam finger from an Indians game and the bat/ball belonged to a build-a-bear costume. Nutcracker purchased at Joann Fabrics.
Hopefully this will give you a few new ideas.