Those fun plastic trays in Santa and snowman shapes and pretty gift tins also work great as serving dishes for foods other than cookies and candies! You may wish to line the tins with aluminum foil before adding food.
Here are some great ideas to make your green beans look extra festive:
• Squeeze lemon juice over cooked beans, and sprinkle with sliced almonds.
• Sprinkle dried cranberries over cooked green beans.
• Toss in 1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes.