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Ceramic baking dishes: Ceramic baking dishes are fab because they can go from the oven straight to the table – no added fuss of moving the cooked food to a serving dish, no danger of dumping that carefully crafted culinary concoction all over the floor mid-transfer. Big rectangular dishes are great for making and serving lasagna and casseroles; smaller ones work dandy for hot dips and side dishes.
Airtight storage containers: The key to staying sane when you’re throwing a big shindig is simple: do as much advance prep as you possibly can. To keep all those make-ahead foods and pre-prepped ingredients fresh until you’re ready to use/serve them, you’ll want to have a good collection of sturdy plastic containers with tight-fitting lids. Stock up on both very large containers (good for stockpiling hordes of hors-d’oeuvres) and small ones (good for sauces, spreads and dips).