Here is what Kristi does to show her hostess how much she saved by having a party!

"I write them a thank you and I always include how much money they saved by
being a hostess. I figure out the free items, retail prices of hostess
specials and retail of 1/2 price items. I then subtract that from the amount
they paid. They are usually astounded! In my state, the hostess has to pay
taxes on all her free stuff. If you add the 1/2 price items and both hostess
specials on there, it can seem a bit expensive. This way they know that they
did save a bunch of money by being a hostess."