A colander is nice but not necessary. Do not store it with the one you use to drain pasta though. Get a cheap plastic colander at a dollar store. They are fairly easy to clean, but inexpensive enough to toss after a few uses.
Latex gloves are good if you are squeamish, get the surgical type gloves at Walmarts or drugstores.
Bamboo skewers are essential tools
Plastic forks work well too
Flushable wipes and newspaper can make clean-up easier.