Individual vegetable sticks in dip is a great idea as really, i always have left-over veggies that I have to put away and if you know approx. how many people, why not buy your veg, prep and put together single servings with some extras and that way your dip won't be warming up all night! I think this is the ticket!
Fun way to display cupcakes or keep the candy below and replace the cupcake with small toys for Easter or birthday parties. Would also work with milk in the bottom and cookies on top, if you get a silicone cupcake holder instead of paper.