No mess. No double dipping. No veggies handled by people first! Will definitely do from now on! Great idea for parties (needs a more environmentally friendly cup) - no double dipping and no crowding the veggie tray.
Beautiful center pieces or just around the house- rocks, flower of your choice (maybe string it to a rock by the stem so it doesn't float) in a vase, fill with water, add small candle and voila-on the mantle?