These birthday charcuterie board ideas will WOW you and make this birthday a big success. No one will care about the birthday cake while they snack on the best part of the table.
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ARE CHARCUTERIE BOARDS GOOD FOR PARTIES?
Charcuterie boards are perfect for parties. Most boards offer a variety of foods to please any crowd. Many of the foods are considered “finger foods,” so utensils aren't always needed.
A charcuterie board can be made small or large. Size the board based on how many people will be at your party. It is nice to put the board in the center of your serving area or table. It looks so nice as a centerpiece that you won't need any other centerpiece decor.
CAN YOU MAKE A CHARCUTERIE BOARD THE DAY BEFORE A PARTY?
Charcuterie boards can be made up to 24 hours before a birthday party or any event. The key to keeping it fresh and tasty is to wrap the whole board securely with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated.
Remember, if you are making an extra large board, be sure you have room in the refrigerator for the board.
Being able to make this ahead of time frees you up to do other tasks right before the party.
WHAT DOES NOT GO ON A CHARCUTERIE BOARD?
Charcuterie boards are insanely popular right now. I am seeing anything and everything on the boards. People are so creative.
But to truly be a charcuterie board, it needs to have protein, particularly cured meat. So if you are planning a board with only fresh fruit, cheese, and sweets, it can't be considered a true charcuterie board.
I will say that many of the boards I share aren't truly authentic charcuterie boards….but that's okay! 🙂 A good charcuterie board is whatever you want it to be.
BIRTHDAY CHARCUTERIE BOARD IDEAS
These unique charcuterie board ideas are going to blow your mind. These creators have taken a good idea and made it amazing. Family time won't be the same after you introduce these boards.
Remember, you can turn ANY charcuterie board into a birthday charcuterie board with a few simple items! Try adding these items to a board to make it more birthday themed:
- Birthday Picks to put into a cake, cupcake or even a brownie bite.
- Birthday banners that can be put into cupcakes on the board.
NUMBER BIRTHDAY BOARDS
Letter and number boards are popular. It is an easy way to contain the food and makes the board more personal. You can make your own or purchase them online for a reasonable price.
Homebody Eats made a darling board with numbers. She even shows you how to make the numbers yourself if you don't want to buy one. I love her use of macarons and cupcakes.
THE DENVER HOUSEWIFE
The Denver Housewife also used a number for her board and tricked it out with candy and sweets. I love her use of rock candy and mini pop tarts. The center was a jumbo cupcake.
Stylishly Pristine created a great board for her husband's 39th birthday using numbers. She added a variety of cheeses, fruit, crackers, cured meats, and more to this snack board.
HELEN G. BAILEY
If you don't want to use a number for the birthday party, try doing a letter or initials instead. Helen G. Bailey even shows you how to make your own letters.
DESSERT-ONLY CHARCUTERIE BOARDS FOR BIRTHDAYS
These dessert-only charcuterie boards or dessert boards will bring a smile to many faces. Full of cakes, candies, cookies, and so much more. Very easy to customize to your party-goer's taste buds.
THIS VIVACIOUS LIFE
This Vivacious Life has a beautiful sweet-filled board that features raised mini cakes. I love the addition of the candied popcorn. These sweet treats will thrill anyone with a birthday.
RAINBOW PLANT LIFE
If your birthday person has a February birthday, this fruit and chocolate charcuterie board will wow them. The fun addition of chocolate-covered strawberries, raspberries, and dark chocolate makes this birthday board a decadent delight.
TASTE OF HOME
Grab a glass of milk because Taste of Home has a dessert charcuterie board that will cure any sweet tooth. If there are kids at this birthday celebration, they won't want to leave the table!! It is easy to add your favorite candies to this board.
The bright colors really pop on Cutefetti's board. She used small bowls to hold small candies and frosted animal crackers. I love the addition of Pop Rocks. This candy board is so much fun.
THE RELUCTANT ENTERTAINER
The Reluctant Entertainer made an epic happy birthday charcuterie board. She takes it to a whole new level with this HUGE board. This is the perfect board for a large crowd. The center of the board is a big round birthday cake.
Small parties will be a hit with this small birthday dessert board. There are also some yummy sprinkle-covered sweets. The beautiful cake has a wonderful visual appeal with the name banner.
SUGAR AND CHARM
Get your taste buds ready for Sugar and Charm's sweet charcuterie board. There is a huge variety of treats, including mini cupcakes, candied fruit, cookies, white chocolate-covered pretzels, and so much more. The highlight is the chocolate dip.
SWEET & SALTY CHARCUTERIE BOARDS
Who doesn't love the flavors of sweet and salty? If you get bored with one flavor, just move on to the next with these birthday charcuterie board ideas.
FORK IN THE KITCHEN
Fork in the Kitchen pairs a beautiful sweet board with some soft cheeses. She adds the salty flavor of pretzels with the sweet tartness of fresh strawberries.
FAV FAMILY RECIPES
The Fav Family Recipes blog built a big salty and sweet spread to please any crowd. There are small dishes of M&M's, popcorn, pretzels, and even gummy worms.
AIMEE MARS LIVING
Aimee Mars Living created a pretty board with a delightful variety of different shapes and sizes of treats. The addition of brownie bites and wafer cookies are unique additions. There are soft cheeses and pretzels to balance out the sweets. I like that many of these items can be purchased at your local grocery store.
OWL B BAKING
Owl B Baking blog shows the easiest way to create a board. This board is full of blueberries, nuts, shortbread cookies, and even biscotti. There won't be a good reason for anyone to leave the birthday party hungry after they graze on this one.
Midwest Foodie shows a great way to showcase 2 different dips on her large cutting board. Some of the different food items on her board are apple slices, graham crackers, and small round chocolate bars.
BRITNEY BREAKS BAD
The strawberries and raspberries bring great color to Britney Breaks Bad's board. I love that she added blackberries and meringue cookies to the mix.
KID-THEMED BIRTHDAY CHARCUTERIE BOARDS
Many birthday parties are for kids! We love to celebrate the milestones in a child's life with parties. Kids are notorious for loving to graze instead of sitting down and eating a big meal. Charcuterie boards are a great way to feed the people at your child's party.
GRACE LIKE RAIN
When the birthday boy or girl is a child, you want to look for creative charcuterie board ideas like this one from Grace Like Rain. She utilizes all kid-friendly foods that still give you visual interest. There are rainbow colors with the Goldfish Crackers, plus a variety of meats and cheeses.
BLESS THIS MESS
Bless This Mess shows us a family-friendly cheese board that kids will love, and it's enough for a full meal. Her great ideas include mini bell peppers, jelly beans, and adorably cut kiwi fruit.
Kelley Nan has a kid-themed board perfect for a birthday bash. But adults will love this board too. Family charcuterie boards are the best! This one features lots of unique food options like peanut butter and celery sticks, yogurt-covered fruit snacks, mini sandwiches, and much more.
THEMED CHARCUTERIE BOARDS FOR FUN BIRTHDAY
I love themed parties. If the person we are celebrating has some favorite holidays, sports, etc., you may want to consider doing a theme party with a themed charcuterie board. Here are some fun ideas.
WANDERLUST AND WELLNESS
I love the game day theme over at Wanderlust and Wellness. It is perfect for someone who has a birthday during football season. She walks you step by step through how to make this board yourself.
Lots of birthdays happen during the fall months. It is a great time to try your hand at a fall-themed board. Wholly Tasteful created a classy snack board that will be a birthday party hit.
COUPLE IN THE KITCHEN
Don't think breakfast is only for the morning hours. If the lucky birthday person loves breakfast, then try making a breakfast-themed charcuterie board like Couple in the Kitchen did.
FORK IN THE KITCHEN
If the birthday person loves Mexican food, then they will love the Mexican-themed board created by Fork in the Kitchen. This one is bursting with flavor.
Everyone loves the tropics, don't they? A tropical-themed charcuterie board is full of fruits and nuts. Mom Endeavors did a fantastic job making a beautiful and delicious board.
THE POWDERED APRON
The Powdered Apron put together a lovely summer-themed snack board. This one covers the 5 big charcuterie categories of meat, cheese, breads, fruits/veggies and dips. It looks delish.
Beryl's Kitchen made a baseball-themed board perfect for any baseball sports lover. This one features food that is popular while watching a game. Popcorn, pickles, pretzels, and sunflower seeds make this one special.
HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS
If the special person loves stargazing they will adore this Moon and Star themed charcuterie board. It is full of delicious options like grapes, nuts, cheeses and so much more.
LETS CAMP SMORE
I know families who go camping for someone's birthday. Don't let a road trip to the lake or woods stop you from partying with a charcuterie board. This camping-themed board is hearty and full of foods that are easy to take camping.
TATOR TOTS AND JELLO
I absolutely love this sweet honey-themed charcuterie board. It is so cute and perfect for your “honey's” birthday! Tator Tots and Jello did a fab job on this, especially with the decorated pretzels that look like bees.
LITTLE FERRARO KITCHEN
Italian food lovers will be bowled over with delight when they see this board on their birthday table. Little Ferraro Kitchen fixed the board with Italian favorites like Italian cheeses, meats, crostini, and olives.
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