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Veggie Boats

This post is sponsored by Hidden Valley Ranch.

These veggie boats would be great snack foods for a pirate party or even a Columbus Day Party (Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria!) All I know is when you turn food into little boats it is makes it a million times more adorable. This concept is pretty simple to execute and you could make it with lots of different vegetables and spreads.

Instructions: Gather veggies and spreads (here we used hummus) and some toothpicks. Hollow out vegetables and cut off the bottoms so they can lay flat. Assemble the boats with toothpicks and sail shapes as desired. And that’s it!

Concept + Photos + Styling by Alexis Birkmeyer

  1. Maeve

    May 23, 2012

    These are great! I am making these for my son soon.

  2. Kristen

    May 23, 2012

    These are adorable! Wouldn’t they make you smile if you saw them on a party food table? Love it. Thanks for the fun idea. And thanks, Hidden Valley, for sponsoring such a darling post!

  3. seelvana

    May 23, 2012

    my goooooooood!!!

    muy hermososs! jajaja

  4. mom in mendon

    May 23, 2012


  5. Heather

    May 23, 2012

    SO CUTE! Those would make even the most unwilling child eat their veggies!!!

  6. Marie

    May 23, 2012

    What a cute idea! Love it! :)

  7. ana {bluebirdkisses}

    May 23, 2012

    ah I love these little ideas so sweet

  8. Emily

    May 23, 2012


  9. Janssen

    May 23, 2012

    These are just SO cool!

  10. Nadinoo

    May 23, 2012

    Gosh that is the cutest! Too good to eat though, oh the hours of play : )

  11. Jessica at 11 Gray

    May 23, 2012

    So cute!

  12. Adorable! I am always looking for ways to get my daughter to eat veggies. She eats an excellent variety, but I am always stumped on how to get her to eat CRUNCHY veggies. Especially if they are green. Only recently she ate a piece of carrot raw. I jumped up and down. Little victories.

  13. ombre

    May 23, 2012

    hi hi !! super!!!!

  14. Ashlea Walter

    May 23, 2012

    Brilliant idea!

  15. Johanna

    May 23, 2012

    So cute, I want to make some for myself! Yummi!

  16. chiara

    May 23, 2012

    SO clever! My boys are going to love these!

  17. Very cute…will try them sometime! Yumm – love fresh veggies..and of course hummus!

  18. Jean

    May 23, 2012

    ooh em gee! this is just too cuuute! xo

  19. CK

    May 23, 2012

    What was used for the sails?

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • May 23, 2012

      Jicama and cucumbers.

  20. Michelle A

    May 23, 2012

    Love this!

  21. Gina

    May 23, 2012

    Oh my goodness, this is the BEST. I was just talking about making stuffed bell peppers…but this is definitely way more creative. I think I’m going to try this! thanks!

  22. Elizabeth

    May 23, 2012

    How fun and the perfect way to eat veggies. Elizabeth from thedotdotblog.

  23. Elena

    May 24, 2012

    Wonderful!!! Very good idea. I think I’ll try them with my children. Thank you for the beautiful photos.

  24. Lissa (Bellenza)

    May 24, 2012

    What a fantastic idea! We’re planning a pirate party for my 3 grandchildren this July. Must keep this in mind!

  25. Luna

    May 24, 2012

    I would eat vegetables everyday like this!

  26. Penelope

    May 24, 2012

    Fantastic!!! such a lovely idea for party’s! love it!

  27. melanie @ now a queen

    May 24, 2012

    ahh…oh my gosh, so cute!

  28. Sarah

    May 24, 2012

    Ah! Love it! Especially he gif.

    – Sarah

  29. Silvie

    May 24, 2012

    Great work and wonderful pictures!

  30. Frances Ortega

    May 24, 2012

    Fantastic! You could also use other things like eggplants for large boats or whales. Maybe try a dolphin out of jicama. Great idea and beautiful pictures. That video is brilliant. Was stop motion used, or another method? This blog is lovely, I enjoy every post. I must also say that your boys are charming. I felt like I was in Paris with you. While I am sure you miss it, I have heard only the best things about San Francisco. I wish you continued happiness.

  31. natalie

    May 24, 2012

    oh my goodness! my sons made pirate ships out of food at a family party! they had meat as the sails! these are somwhat cuter! xx

  32. Michel

    May 25, 2012

    what a cute idea!!!! can’t wait to use this, this summer!!!

  33. Rachel

    May 26, 2012

    Ahhh….I aboslutely ADORE these…we will making these this week!!

  34. Kyla

    May 27, 2012

    Great ideas and thank you for doing a step by step. It’s always much more inspiring.

  35. alicette

    May 30, 2012

    So cute !!

    Bises, alicette.

  36. Sweet Harvest Moon

    May 31, 2012

    What a fun idea, love it!

  37. Beth @ Hungry Happenings

    June 5, 2012

    I’ve been looking for a really fun sail boat idea, and have now found it. I love it and pinned it!

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