Put pasta salad in jars with lids for an outdoor party/food gathering. - You could then fill large serving bowls from the dollar store with ice and set the jars inside to keep things fresh, but looking nice.
All the condiments you could ever want for a hot dog, put in foil lined metal buckets, labeled with chalk pens and put on a small riser. The riser was a kids step stool painted in gold spray paint. Great for displays.