How about dressing up your cake pops with a beautiful sail for your next nautical party!
These are great for place card holders or buffets label...inexpensive and can 
be customized to your event's theme
Make pretty place card holders from home store finials. If the finials have a dowel at the base, snap off the dowel using pliers. Use a handsaw to cut a slit for a card, and sand the finials smooth. Paint in fun colors. Set out extras to display photos 
Here's a great way to "dress up" your plain white serving dish to match the theme or color scheme of your party - line the bottom of the dish with scrapbook paper!
This past weekend we celebrated a friend's birthday at the beach and wanted to add an interesting twist to a typical potluck beach each guest was asked to bring their own kabob to share. This was my contribution - an antipasto kabob with salami, provolone cheese, marinated artichokes, cheese-filled tortellini, black olive and topped with a cherry tomato.
Our creative friends provided these amazing kabobs:
Buffalo Chicken and Celery
Grilled Pineapple and Mango
Grilled Shrimp and Boonie Peppers
Caprese Salad
Grilled Seitan, Onions, Mushrooms and Bell Peppers
Gummy Bears and Marshmallows
(made by the kids)
Need some inspiration for this year's about these classic desserts with a twist!
Fill sweet strawberries with cream and top with a blueberry
Individual Apple Pies
These would be great additions to your buffet
Your favorite sandwich with festive flags
Star-shaped crescent rolls and sausage kabobs
A festive fruit salad
Poke a hole in your paper plate to attach your silverware and napkin with a red, white and blue ribbon or roll your silverware in your napkins
Here are some inexpensive centerpiece ideas plus they will keep the kids entertained all night
Red, white and blue inspired dessert tables
I love this display - it is so interesting! You can look at it over and over again and always find a creative and delicious way to treat your guests.
I love these individual cups so that everyone gets a little "dip-dip" (as my 2 year old would say) with each veggie.

Check out the details of this "Stock the Bar" Couple's Shower!