Want to create an attractive plate and fill bellies? Get inspired with these creative and Easy Snack Boards for kids, adults, parties, and holidays. These Charcuterie Board Ideas include cured meats, tasty cheeses, fresh fruits, crackers, candies and more! Get ready to dive in and enjoy!
Snack Boards Ideas
When the kids were in school, it was so easy to fill their lunch account and trust they were getting fed (enough). Now that we are in an endless year of virtual school, I have to work all the harder on getting their bellies full. Those bottomless pits!
What is a snack board?
A snack board is a less fancy way to describe a Charcuterie (pronounced “shahr-ku-tuh-ree”) board. It is the art of preparing and assembling cheeses and cured meats. With a snack board you can get creative and are not limited to cheeses and meats. Create snack boards for adults, kids, holidays or even small parties and gatherings.
Snack boards are a budget-friendly way to feed one person or a crowd. Get creative with pantry items or store bought foods to display on platter or board. It’s a very attractive way to style food. Use fresh and dried fruit, cheese crackers, hard and soft cheese, prepared meat, and then get creative with other fixings like candy, popcorn, cookies and more!
What do I need to make a snack board?
Snack boards are beautiful but can be intimidating to the eye. They almost look too pretty to eat and where do you get started. Many of these snack board ideas come with a list of exactly what you need to buy to make a board. You might be asking yourself how to make a snack board.
First, plan your menu. Make sure you have a list of salty, sweet, fresh, and cheese (just a few ideas.) Have glass bowls for smaller items (like popcorn, fruits or nuts) as well as dips. Use a small bowl as larger bowls can be overwhelming unless you only have one.
In addition to bowls, you will need a board. There are many types of boards. Rectangular, circle, square – all shapes and sizes. I really love wooden charcuterie boards – it is always nice when the board has a raised edging keep food from falling off the edge. A wooden cutting board is fine, but since you are using it for display, I would make sure it is in decent shape.
If you want continuous inspiration for how to make snack boards, take a look at these 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion.
Types of Snack Boards
There are many types of snack boards. You can make them for all ages and occasions. Uses as snacks for kids, party platters, or even as the perfect holiday table centerpiece (just don’t expect it to say in place!)
Before we begin with all of these incredible snack board ideas, take a look at this Simple Charcuterie Board Snacks in a Mason Jar. It is one of our favorites! Perfect for an adult Wine & Cheese party. Serve as a cold appetizer for one.
Snack Boards for Kids
These snack boards are for kids and kids at heart – age 1 to 100! Just add a smile and laughter.
This movie night snack board would also be great for a family game night! I love how Amber combines sweet, salt, fresh, and cheese and starts with glass bowls and adds details as she goes. Watch her process! | Simply Made Recipes
For a movie night or party recipe, make this Candy Charcuterie Board too. Add all your favorite concession stand snacks. | Fun Squared
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E…. Have a Disney fan? Make this fun Disney Mickey Inspired Snack board for an upcoming trip or perhaps a Disney themed stay-cation at home! | Smart School House
Peanut butter jelly time (anyone else singing along?) This PB&J Snack Board will fill the whole crowd. (Watch for allergies as this children’s lunch board does contain peanuts!) | The Baker Mama
This is a snack board you will feel good about feeding your kids – a DIY fresh fruit and veggie platter. I bet they have fun helping you prepare the dish. | I Heart Nap Time
This Funfetti Cake charcuterie board for kids would be perfect snack board for a birthday. Just add candles! | The Reluctant Entertainer
Snack Boards for Adults
The kids don’t have to have all the fun. Take a look at these boards with adult snacks.
It might be hard to share this Antipasto Salad Snack Board. Tasty greens, olives, feta, artichokes, bread sticks and meats make this Italian appetizer. | Foodie Crush
On a budget? You can make this cheap Trader Joe’s Charcuterie Board for $65! Feed the family or a small group – great for a book club or girls night in. | Ain’t Too Proud to Meg
Small fry, big fries, curly fries, all the fries with this tasty french fry snack board. Just add ketchup (and all the dips!) | The Delicious Life (Queen of Epic Charcuterie Boards)
Tired of cooking? Sunday appetizer dinners would be something my mother always went to after long weeks. Take a look at this Super Sunday Appetizer board. | Garnish and Glaze
Snack Boards for Parties
Hosting a gathering. A board full of snacks is a great way to feed a large crowd.
Instead of serving a cake, how about a Dessert Charcuterie Board. We love this S’mores snack board for kids and adults. | Number 2 Pencil
Have breakfast duty to feed a large crowd – perhaps for a holiday or sharing a vacation? Take a look at this breakfast snack board to feed a group. | The Baker Mama (has a pretty comprehensive breakfast charcuterie board list. You can buy her Beautiful Boards: 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion for more ideas.)
Speaking of breakfast, how about creating a mimosa for drinks with this fruit charcuterie board. See the photos for how to easily style a charcuterie board using fruit. | Cocktails Nob NYC
Need to fill some bellies. Try this Sandwich Charcuterie Board for easy hosting and holiday parties. Display sandwich ingredients and guests make their own DIY sandwich! Consider adding a potatoes chip board. | Reluctant Entertainer
This Tailgating Charcuterie Board has everything you need for a good football party. Wings, veggies, and all the fixings. | Passion for Savings
Holiday Snack Boards
Holiday Charcuterie boards are perfect for year around. Consider serving them for Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, Valentine’s Day and even the Fourth of July.
Too many cute ideas on this Spooktacular Halloween Snack Board. Ghosts, witch brooms, spiders, mummies, and more make for tasty treats. Serve with some of our Kid’s Halloween Food Crafts. | Cerriously
February 14th is for eating, right? How about grazing all day? Satisfy all your sweet cravings with this Valentine’s Day snack board. | DomestiKated Life
Everything is listed to make this tasty Dessert Christmas Snack Board. So easy to bring out at the end of the gathering and any leftovers can go to a plate for Santa that evening! | Ain’t Too Proud to Meg
This Easter Snack Board is such a sweet treat if you are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt. | Kelley Nan
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