Do you love charcuterie boards? I just love them, and when I was planning our recent Kid Valentine’s Day party, I thought wouldn’t it be fun to have a Sweets Charcuterie Board full of candy, cookies, and treats. We had quite a few fun things at the party like Love Bomb Treats, Chalk of the Town t-shirts, and Valentine Swirl Cheesecake Bars.
When the kids walked in, they were absolutely blown away by it. They could not wait to dig in to all those treats and neither could my 40-something brother. If you’re looking for something to make everyone excited, making a sweets charcuterie board will do it! This post contains affiliate links.
What kind of Charcuterie Board to use?
You do not need to go out and buy yourself a fancy charcuterie tray. A charcuterie “board” can be just about anything. You can use what you already have such as a wooden cutting board, a lazy susan, a silicone cutting mat, or maybe just lay down some wax paper and use the table or a granite island or anything.
I have this galvanized tray that I thought would work perfect, so that’s what we used. And it worked out great! Here’s a few more ideas:
How to put together a Sweets Charcuterie Board
You’ll need things like several different candies, cookies, and sweets like cupcakes or donuts, etc. There is absolutely no wrong way to make this. We started with big things and then put piles of candy around them to fill it all up. Your goal is to just cover the entire surface of the board or tray you’re using.
Since this was Valentine themed, I chose red, pink and white foods such as red and pink candies, chocolates, and red and pink cookies and more. Here are the treats we used:
- Conversation Hearts
- Red Cinnamon Gummy Bears
- Lindt Chocolates in red wrappers
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts
- Hershey’s Chocolate Hearts
- Cherry Gummies
- Jolly Rancher Heart Jelly Beans
- Pink Pocky Sticks
- Red Sour Patch Straws
- Freeze Dried Strawberries
- Red Twizzler Bites
- Pink Rock Candy Sticks
- Strawberry Wafer Cookies
- Pink Heart Marshmallows
- Red Velvet Chips Ahoy Cookies
- Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies
As people help themselves, I check the board occasionally and fill it up as needed. Sometimes, I filled it back up with a few different things that didn’t fit the first time around. That’s a nice way to give some extra variety.
At the end of the party, I gave the kids each a sandwich-size zipper baggie and let them fill it up with what they wanted to take home from the tray. This is an easy take-home party favor.
More Valentine Ideas
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