A new “to me” trend that I love is making fun and festive charcuterie boards for parties. I’ve always loved a simple meat/cheese/cracker plate, but then I found the world of boards on IG and instantly knew I wanted to make this a hobby.
I started simple you know, a little meat, a little cheese, some crackers. But now I am finding it fun to make these themed for the occasion.
Over the holidays I also added in a few boards that featured sweets. I found with the candy board that shopping places like the Dollar Tree are the best, because costs can add up quick when making these boards if you aren’t careful.
For the cookie board, well, that I have been doing for years, so it isn’t anything new around here. The cookies are all made by me. It’s a long process, but one I am excited for each year. You can read more about my holiday baking HERE.
My newest board is a sneak peak into tomorrow’s video which is a Gameday board. It’s all our favorite football watching foods on one board. It doesn’t take much to put it together, and is a hit at any party, especially with the kids!
So a few tips I have learned along the way when trying to figure this all out.
- It doesn’t have to be complicated items, stick with what you love. Build a board that you know will go over well with your crowd.
- Again, utilize the dollar sections of stores, TJ Maxx / Home Goods food sections, and bulk sections of the grocery store. The costs can add up quick if you aren’t paying attention. Also repurpose trays and containers you already have.
- Let’s talk trays. I see so many online. SO MANY. What I love, is a tray with handles and tall sides. This makes transportation of the boards so much easier! Below is a few of my favorite things for board making.
- Follow online. Follow a few hashtags on IG for so much inspiration. My favorites are #dessertboard #foodboard #grazingboard To go along with that, there are also a few accounts that are amazing @dreamboardsco @ainttoproundtomeg @thebakermama
do you also love making these boards? I would love to hear if you do, and what your favorite board to make is!