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Miss Cupcake
May 13th, 2009, 09:27 PM
I'm throwing a pirate themed birthday party for my boyfriend in June. Can anyone think of some piratey vegan food, that doesn't involve alcohol and is buffet-style rather than main meals?

So far my lazy web searching has come up with skull-shaped sandwiches... :rolleyes:

Please help!

beanstew
May 13th, 2009, 09:34 PM
Aaaahrtichokes.

Risker
May 13th, 2009, 09:34 PM
I hear they like soya (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8030541.stm).

Ruby Rose
May 13th, 2009, 09:54 PM
Treasure bags of sweets

Treasure map pizzas, with sweetcorn footsteps and x-marks-the-spot peppers

Secret scroll spring rolls with tomato wax seals

Black spot pot pies or falafel or tofu patties - one has a ring or other token in, and the person who gets it has to walk the plank or perform some other forfeit

Seaweed made from pasta cooked with green food colouring

(Okay, running out of ideas now... will come back to this one)

Cherry
May 13th, 2009, 09:58 PM
Wow! Well I can't beat those ^ :thumbsup:

ellaminnowpea
May 13th, 2009, 10:00 PM
I wanna have a pirate themed party! Ahhhhh! I think I might this summer! :D

Buddha Belly
May 13th, 2009, 10:05 PM
It is really hard to think of pirate themed food and I love all things pirate.

beanstew
May 13th, 2009, 10:09 PM
I don't think they're vegan any more which is a shame otherwise you could have "Pieces of After Eight"

Risker
May 13th, 2009, 10:19 PM
I think I read somewhere that you can get vegan chocolate coins. Also, along the same lines but much more expensive you could use edible gold leaf to make other things golden.

Cherry
May 13th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Are Elizabth shaw chocolate minty things still vegan? Cos they kinda look like gold coins.

Buddha Belly
May 13th, 2009, 10:57 PM
And they cost their weight in gold. :D

harpy
May 14th, 2009, 02:06 AM
Ruby Rose, have you done this before or are you just very into pirates?


Seaweed made from pasta cooked with green food colouring

Or actual seaweed, or cabbage "seaweed" as served in Chinese restaurants without the fish stuff on top. How about fishless fish fingers? I feel sure pirates get through a lot of those.

There are various ideas about parrot-shaped cakes on the web and I'm sure a vegan version is theoretically possible, but it sounds like a lot of trouble. Perhaps just serve some Bombay mix and say it's parrot food :D

Ruby Rose
May 14th, 2009, 08:54 AM
Ruby Rose, have you done this before or are you just very into pirates?

No, I just like food with a theme or that looks cute (as you'll know from my bento obsession for which I blame pavotrouge). Our theme for Christmas this year was "Food that makes you feel like a giant" (i.e. little tiny foods).

Like the parrot food idea, harpy.

How about cutting carrots into discs rather than sticks for dips, and then they can be pieces of eight. Or you could cut the carrot lengthways and use a fish-shaped cutter to make carrot goldfish.

You could put Dandelion and Burdock or another less familiar soft drink into bottles like this and label them "grog":
http://www.lakeland.co.uk/preserving-bottles/F/C/storing-preserving/C/storing-preserving-preserving/product/11087_11086

Or if you melt Organica white chocolate into mini-fluted dishes and put some rice krispies in them, you could make barnacles...

Cherry
May 14th, 2009, 05:44 PM
Or if you melt Organica white chocolate into mini-fluted dishes and put some rice krispies in them, you could make barnacles...

heeeheeeheeeheeeheee - that is such a good idea! :D You could do limpets, too. I'm getting quite 'into' making chocolate things, and my new favourite website have chocolate seashell moulds. cakes, cookies and crafts (http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk/acatalog/Seaside-Chocolate-Moulds.html) They also sell gold foil, and I suppose you could make your own chocolate coins.

Miss Cupcake
May 14th, 2009, 08:35 PM
Thanks for all the ideas! Everyone is so imaginative hehe

Beanstew - asda do a cheapo version of after eights, so I could use them.

Ruby rose - very good ideas, thanks. Is that a dachsie in your avatar?

I must confess - when I say 'party' I mean me, my boyfriend & my dog stuffing ourselves silly whilst watching pirate themed films. :D

Ruby Rose
May 14th, 2009, 09:21 PM
Ruby rose - Is that a dachsie in your avatar?

I must confess - when I say 'party' I mean me, my boyfriend & my dog stuffing ourselves silly whilst watching pirate themed films. :D
Yes, that is the mighty Lilli Marlene who believes she is a much bigger dog.

Don't let the exclusivity of the party inhibit your culinary creativity - nothing says "I love you" like making chocolate limpets for your loved one! :D:rolleyes:

harpy
May 15th, 2009, 02:12 AM
Don't let the exclusivity of the party inhibit your culinary creativity - nothing says "I love you" like making chocolate limpets for your loved one! :D:rolleyes:

Very true!

Miss Cupcake
May 15th, 2009, 07:30 PM
Yes, that is the mighty Lilli Marlene who believes she is a much bigger dog.

Aww she's adorable! I have a dachsie too - a mini smooth black & tan bitch called Ophelia. She too believes she can take on a 30lb rotweiler ...oh... and ankles. :D She's going to dress up as a pirate... and she's going to enjoy it damn it!

Cherry - I found the elizabeth shaw mint things in 'The Range' for 1.99 - bargin!

xXx

Cherry
May 16th, 2009, 10:39 AM
Yay!! I gave those to my class as part of their 'treasure' when we had a pirate day/treasure hunt.

I'm still stuck on the barnacles/limpets (hehe). I bet you could do loads of other foods to look like limpets, too. Like, something pastry-ish.

Ms_Derious
Sep 15th, 2009, 09:30 PM
I'm bumping this because it is 'International Talk Like a Pirate Day' on Saturday, and I'm considering having a wee vegan pirate party.
http://www.talklikeapirate.com/

Anyone else going to have a piratey day?

beanstew
Sep 15th, 2009, 09:45 PM
Ahhhhhh me harties.

Elahiya
Sep 16th, 2009, 05:05 AM
arrr, this be pleasin' to my eye.... BUT have some other arrangements on sat

Ruby Rose
Sep 16th, 2009, 08:09 PM
You can set your Facebook page to Pirate, btw. It's one of the language choices at the bottom of the profile page.

vegcurry
Sep 16th, 2009, 08:16 PM
It's Mrs vc's and I wedding anniversary the same day, if I'd known of Pirate Day when we got married I'd have opted to say "Aaaayyyyyyee do" :D

Ms_Derious
Sep 16th, 2009, 09:32 PM
You can set your Facebook page to Pirate, btw. It's one of the language choices at the bottom of the profile page.

I did *not* know that... that is so kewl!

I've now touted the idea to all my Facebook buds. They already know I'm a little odd ;)