Whether hosting the get-together or toting your offerings to a neighbor’s house, these seven suggestions will have you covered—from set up to clean up.
Oval Beverage Tub
If you’re the hostess of said potluck, don’t forget the beverages! Cool down a variety of wine, beer, juice, and other bottled drinks within this hammered copper tub. Elevate it on a stand or set it on the ground near the food—its sophisticated finish will complement any setting.
To buy: $50, amazon.com.
Duraclear Osteria Bordeaux Glasses
These stemless polycarbonate wine tumblers are virtually unbreakable, making them ideal for a setting with potentially clumsy guests (or their rambunctious children). Lightweight and easy to tote around, the set includes four different colors so everyone will know whose drink is whose.
To buy: For a similar product, $24, go to bedbathandbeyond.com.
Paper Cheese Storage Bags
Along with cruditÃ©, fromage is a go-to snack for large gatherings. Don’t let the gouda go bad. Instead, when the party’s over, stash it in one of these porous bags that helps to preserve it for a little while longer.
To buy: $9, amazon.com.
Holiday Leftover Packaging Kit
Hand out leftovers (and free up space in your fridge) with this handy kit. With over 30 assorted pieces, guests will be able to bring home everything from stews to sides to sweets to enjoy later on. The set even comes with disposable utensils!
To buy: Unfortunately, this item is no longer available, but please see etsy.com for similar leftover pieces.
Collapsible Cupcake and Cake Carrier
Assigned to dessert duty? Carry your sweet treats in this collapsible container—it will keep everything intact and prevent a frosting mishap. The hard plastic at the top and base keeps it sturdy, while the silicone center can be compressed to fit in an upper cabinet when not in use.
To buy: $28, amazon.com.
Kitchen Basics Set
This trio of cleaners will help keep things tidy during and after the potluck. Use it to wash hands before eating, clean up spills on the counter, and scrub casserole dishes once the dinner is done. Since it’s available in eight fragrance options, there’s sure to be one that speaks to you.
To buy: $11, mrsmeyers.com.
Wooden Serving Caddy
Offer the host and hostess one of these handmade wood-and-steel carriers filled with your signature salad dressing and other condiments or bottled beverages. This rustic yet refined caddy will become their entertaining staple. When it’s empty, they can use the container to set out silverware for the remaining guests.
To buy: $35, uncommongoods.com.
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