Hosting a potluck or going to a potluck is a wonderful way to enjoy the company of many without the pressure of having to cook an entire meal for a crowd. The best part about potlucks is that it usually involves a whole pile of comfort food! If you or a loved one is a potluck fanatic, here are some products that will make hosting a little easier.

1. Copper Tub

Keeping a rotation of drinks cold in your fridge can be difficult when there are more than say, three people. People need to stay hydrated throughout the night and keeping an ongoing supply of juice, soda, and water is absolutely essential to keep the spirits high.

A lovely tub such as this one is a fantastic addition to your kitchen or backyard when you are having a big get together. Fill up your tub with ice and add whatever drinks you choose to stay nice and cool all evening.

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2. Cupcake and Cake Carrier 

Have you ever driven to a party with a cake on your lap? How about cupcakes? It really just ends up being a disaster waiting to happen if, God forbid, the car swerves or the driver has to slam on the breaks.

Instead of spending a whole car ride trying to prevent a baking disaster in your car, this carrier makes it easy to transfer your baked goods safely and in one piece to your destination.

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3. Meal Prep Containers 

When your guests clear out of the kitchen and you’re left with all that extra food, you’ll wish you had known this trick earlier. Display some reusable meal prep containers with your potluck food at the end of the night and allow guests to pack their lunch for tomorrow.

Instead of giving out a container of potatoes, a container of salad and a container of meat, just get each person to pack their lunch which will include a little bit of everything. Your kitchen clean up just got a whole lot easier.

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4. Expandable Lasagna Lugger

If you are cooking for a crowd, you know the biggest challenge is being able to transport enough food to your destination without causing a disaster in your car.

With an expandable lasagna lugger, you can pack double the amount of food you would usually be able to bring and only carry it with one hand. It’s definitely convenient!

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5. Insulated Food Saver/Server

This container is for the minimalists out there. If you aren’t a fan of having an insulating transportation bag to wrap around your glass container, this is a great alternative.

This container is insulated without needed a cover. It also comes with straps that connect directly to the container making it very easy to carry, and also eliminates the worry of losing a cover or handles.

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6. Thermal Slow Cooker Carrying Bag

Slow Cookers are the life-saving invention that has made potlucks not only delicious but hot hot hot! The problem is how to transport them.

This slow cooker carrying bag wraps all the way around the crock pot ensuring that you can carry it with ease while not spilling it down your shirt!

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7. Triple Slow Cooker

Having multiple guests requires piles of food and a good variety of it as well. If you are responsible for providing some side dishes, this crock pot is for you!

With a triple slow cooker, you can include your mashed potatoes, green beans and stuffing all in one appliance. This means fewer outlets in the kitchen used so you don’t have to go hunting for another place for Sally to plug in her crock pot.

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8. Keurig Machine

After supper comes dessert! With dessert comes coffee and tea which can take a little while to make for a crowd. The new way to offer your hot beverages is to create a coffee bar.

Display this Keurig on a tray along with cups, spoons, cream and sugar and have your guests decide what hot drink they’d like.

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9. K-Cup Carousel

Serving a crowd with a Keurig machine is not complete without a wide variety of K Cups! You can feature teas, hot chocolate, coffees, decaf options and so much more.

To make it an easy experience for your guests, display the options on a K Cup Carousel that rotates. It also doesn’t take up a lot of space on your counter either!

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10. Coffee Cup Carousel

Much like the K Cups, you don’t want stacks of cups making your counter look messy. Instead of putting up with cups stacked everywhere, keep them stored on a coffee cup carousel.

This carousel is fantastic because it can also hold lids so your guests can grab a drink for the road if they are coming from far away.

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11. Instant Pot

Potlucks can come up last minute which usually sends us running into the kitchen and flinging open cupboards to figure out what we can bring to the table.

An Instant Pot makes food shockingly quickly and also keeps the food warm. You can make pasta, mashed potatoes, and even soup in just a matter of minutes.

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12. 100% Compostable Disposable Dishes

The last thing you want to do at the end of the night is washing dishes. While some people may opt for this route, it is often easier for people to just use disposable plates.

When you are purchasing plates, make sure they are 100% compostable just like these ones. There’s no point in purchasing styrofoam plates when you can just as easily purchase plates that are a lot more environmentally friendly.

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13. Disposable Wooden Cutlery

Much like the plates, wooden cutlery is a wonderful alternative to plastic utensils if you are steering clear of having to load up the dishwasher at the end of the night.

When buying disposable utensils, make sure that you are purchasing utensils in a material that is recyclable and/or compostable so that you can reduce your garbage as much as possible.

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14. Recycled Napkins

Reusable cloth napkins are always the ideal situation for potlucks, but many of us just don’t want to have a lot of laundry to do after a get-together.

A great alternative is recycled paper napkins that are able to decomposable so they are friendly to our planet and also to our potlucks!

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15. Market Basket

Market Baskets are absolutely wonderful for bringing a variety of dishes and potluck accessories to a get-together. Pack a pasta dish for supper time and a batch of cookies for dessert!

They are especially helpful if you wanting to put a dish together at the potluck such as a salad to keep it from getting soggy before supper time.

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Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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