Think about the theme of your party or event—is it someone’s birthday or a dinner for a specific holiday? Choose an object that you’d like to make, like a heart, tree, turkey, etc. Then sketch out the different kinds of veggies you could use to make that shape.
For example, if you’re going to make a heart, you could create the outline of the heart with grape tomatoes or even sliced red peppers, and then you could fill it it with rows of different veggies, like carrots, cucumbers, and radishes. For a turkey, you could use a bowl of dip for the “body” and long, layered veggies to create the feathers. A layer of sugar snap peas, then sliced red pepper, then baby carrots would give your turkey a lot of vibrant color and would be very attractive. When planning out your design, think about using as many differently colored veggies as you can, and try to separate the similar-colored ones (like cucumbers and green peppers) to make your design more visually appealing.