I'm always paranoid about keeping food the right temperature at parties. Not just because the food tastes better but because I would feel awful if anyone got food poisoning. I have a warming tray and mini crock pots for the hot foods but cold food is always a challenge.
For our Christmas party I made this ice bowl for the veggie dip. I thought some of you might be able to use it for a New Year's Eve party or other future event.
First, I found two bowls that were slightly different sizes. I filled the bottom one with about half an inch of water and froze it. Once solid, I set the smaller bowl on top of it and carefully poured water in between the two until it just about reach the rim. Then I placed them in the freezer. When it was time for the party I pulled them out and filled the smaller one with veggie dip. The ice kept the dip cold throughout the entire party!