Today's small world came to me when I was at the cake store, and I saw bins and bins of all these little plastic cake decorations. Some of them are rings, some are cupcake picks, and some are just little figurines. The palm trees are from the cake store also. I paid less than $5 for all of it.
I would have liked to use sand in the big section of the table, but it would have been too hard to empty out (and save for future use) when we want to change it up, so I opted for pea gravel.