Foil-wrapped gold chocolate Hershey kisses or coins and goldfish crackers are tasty finger foods that fit your pirate baby shower theme. Fill metallic bowls and halved coconuts for a tropical feel. Serve grilled fruit on skewers. Arrange the skewers so they stand vertical for added height and visual interest.
An amazing centerpiece can be created using a watermelon as the base along with long skewers and handmade sails. You could also use chunks of watermelon rind cut in the shapes of sails as well. In either case, that is one fruit bowl your guests will never forget.
For grog, have fun with tropical drinks. Think pina coladas, daiquiris, and sparkly spritzers – leaded or virgin. Drink mixes of nonalcoholic versions of many popular alcoholic drinks are readily available. For a tropical punch with kick, try a simple yet tasty colorful punch. Combine two packages of powdered lime drink mix, two cups of sugar, two quarts of water, one 46-ounce can of pineapple juice and mix. Pour over ice cubes in a silver punch bowl. Stir in two liters of ginger ale. For an alcoholic version, substitute a bottle of champagne for a liter of ginger ale.
You can purchase cupcake wrappers and cake toppers that match your pirate theme. This gives you flexibility in flavor of cupcake. Just make sure your icing coordinates with the colors of your pirate baby shower. If a cake is more to your taste, bake a cake in the shape of a pirate baby, a pirate ship, or even choose a cake with a tropical island scene piped on the top. Alternatively, you could create cake or brownie pops that are decorated to look like pirate faces. The photo to the right shows an amazing display of pirate cake pops (click on the picture for step by step instructions).