Here are a couple of fun ways to liven up even the most mundane appetizers--
Crudite platter... boring. But crudite arranged like a Christmas Tree, just plain fun! Okay, I was super busy and asked Dad Tee to take a picture, um, which is why the angle is not quite right. The white cauliflower (aka snow) should be at the bottom.
A plate of olives...ho-hum. But olives disguised as penguins with a little cream cheese and some carrot slice accents-- fun! Would've looked better if I piped the cream cheese, but at least you can tell I didn't buy them. Couldn't keep the kids away, hence the cute, little round eye hovering on the left side of the picture.
Now if I could only convince Smarty Pants to eat my cute, fun food. That kid makes other picky eaters look like little piggies. Ah well, I had fun putting it together!