We used oilcloth tablecloths for spills.
Luckily, when I buy a serving dish...my 2 friend do too...so we always have 3. What are we going to do next year in 3 different states!
Chocolate fountains are fun, but mine never works exactly how it looks in the pictures! I always use the traditional Gruyere and Emmentaler cheese...Rob's favorite is cheddar, so I do that one too.