At our Pirate Party we covered the island in our kitchen with a water and sand decor, creating a place for our watermelon pirate ship and veggie island. They were a hit with our guests.
I used blue Easter grass for the water. Placed a couple of my agua glass rectangle dished for the sword picks and veggie and fruit dips. Then topped if off with our ship.
How to make the ship: hollow out a watermelon shell, making sure you angle the opening to look like a ship. then to make the masts, I used to bread kneaders that are mixer attachments and tied on the paper masts. then you fill the watermelon up with all your fruits. we used pineapple, cantelope, grapes and of course watermelon :)
Here is my model Jonathan showing off the ship.
Now we take a few steps over and we arrive at Veggie Island. The mounds are cabbage halfs. then to make the palm trees. take a carrot and make notches criss crossing down the carrot to look like the bark of a palm tree, using toothpicks, place them in the bottom of the carrot and poke into the cabbages. then make zip zags through the middle of a green bell pepper and separate. take more toothpicks, half them and attach the green bell pepper to the top of the carrots. Now to make the sand. I used brown sugar and it looked awesome.