Gearing up for guests to watch next Sunday’s Super Bowl? Trays can make serving so much simpler. Load ’em up with tasty treats and let guests pass, carry and return for refills. Invest in several, place them strategically and everyone can truly help themselves. Game on.
Extra point: Your guests will marvel at how you carry the football theme right down to the plastic serving tray. Spotted at Party City for $2.99.
Win-win: Stylish enough for any gathering, the 9-inch-square Wintersong mixed-metal tray is highlighted by a copper snowflake. From the Wendell August collection; $55 at Made in America Store, 900 Maple Road, Elma (www.madeinamerica.com).
Scoop and score: A lidded bamboo basket with five crackle-glazed pieces is a versatile tray for your favorite finger foods and dips. Made by potters in Vietnam; $54 at Ten Thousand Villages (www.tenthousandvillages.com), 5596 Main St., Williamsville.
Good shape: The teardrop tray is crafted from padauk wood in Cameroon. Priced $69 at Ten Thousand Villages (www.tenthousandvillages.com), 5596 Main St., Williamsville.
Passing play: This faux-croc textured tray in a cheerful shade of aqua will see plenty of action. Priced $24.95 at select Pier 1 stores, www.pier1.com.