A good idea, in my opinion, is to keep things individually wrapped. It not only eliminates many hands in the chip bowl but deters flies (if it’s an outside event) and makes set up and clean up much easier. You can find individually wrapped candy, chips, utensils labels, thank you cards, personalized water bottles, cupcakes, permanent markers to label your drink cups Add a few plastic containers, I get mine from the local big box or dollar store, and arrange it where you need it. As a bonus, most of these things can be ordered online saving time, gas and stress. Be sure to put out an extra trash can or two so guests don’t have to wonder where to put their wrappers.