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I had no intention of creating a hostess-themed collection of finds, but since I keep running into them, I decided to go with it. Here are a few of my favorites. I'm sure there will be many more.

DECORATIONS
to buy
 
- Make confetti with your own photos at Partydotts Confetti.

 - Paper lanterns, lights, etc...from Luna Bazaar
 - Packaged custom themed parties from Social Couture. (I love the Asian theme...)


FAVORS & INVITATIONS
to buy
 - Pyramid Favor Boxes from Dauphine Press
 - Plantable favors and invitations from Botanical Paperworks.
 -
Pear & Peony ~ just browsing here made me want to throw a party for the fun of it. If you're having trouble deciding, you can order single samples ($5)
 - Super cute
pillow boxes from Paper Source
 - personalized labels and favors (like hand butter, lip butter and scented candles) from Plum Drama
to make
 -
Linen Pear Sachets (a tutorial from DaciaRay.com). These fabrics make me think of Autumn.
 - Send invitations online with
Pingg!

~PARTIES FOR LITTLE PEOPLE ~
FAVORS & INVITATIONS
to make
 - Use Lego placecard holders (from Zakka Life)...these go great with Building Blocks Cake below.

articles
 - Read "
30 Kids Party Favors for Pennies" at Buzzle for some inexpensive ideas.

the food
 - Check out these cake ideas from Betty Crocker: Building Blocks Cake, Butterfly Cake 
 -
Flip Flop Cupcakes...these are too cute! (from CupcakeFun.com)

themed parties
 -
Curious George ~PBS Parents did  a great job with this one, and it provides printable versions of everything for free! You'll find invitations, games, party favors, table confetti, a cake recipe and plenty more.

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