The picture should say it all but you can read their full post HERE. In the Aardvark's words:
"Halloween party platter: cantaloupe "maple leaves"; gherkin pickles (hey, biologically they're a fruit!); baby carrot & black olive "pumpkin"; orange "smiles". The platter was returned to me empty, so I take that as a success."The cantaloupe leaves and gherkin stem really are the touches that take this simple platter and elevate it to Halloween fun. I just realized I enjoy saying "gherkin stem."
DA also has another post HERE that does a similar technique, minus the cookie stamped cantaloupe leaves but plus the Halloween platter, which just shows that you can do this trick in any configuration and a lack of time and resources shouldn't limit your creativity.