Here’s a genius idea that’ll help you look like the superstar hostess you wish you had time to be: Plan a fun activity that can also go home at the end of the day. Not only will you keep little guests entertained, but there’s a good chance this party favor won’t end up in the trash, either. From painted projects to a groovy t-shirt, flip through the album below to see our favorites.

Personalized Pots

A personalized flower pot is a gift that keeps on giving. Giving your guests seeds or a small flower to plant is a nice touch, but it’s the paint that’ll keep them occupied during party time.

photo: Susy Morris via Flickr

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—Gabby Cullen