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36 Epic Food Board Ideas for Your Next Party!

Are you looking for some epic food board ideas? Well, look no further! In this post, we’ll share some of the best food board options and traditional Charcuterie alternatives. There’s something for everyone, from traditional cheese and meat boards to veggie and fruit platters. So whether you’re hosting a party or want to eat something delicious, check out these fantastic food board ideas!

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Charcuterie Board or Food Board?

A traditional charcuterie board originates from France and typically consists of cured meats, cheeses, and various accompaniments on a beautifully arranged platter.

On the other hand, a food board offers a wider range of options beyond cheese and cured meats. From vegan alternatives to sweet boards with fruits and chocolates, there are countless possibilities to create a custom food board that suits your taste and mood.

36 Epic Food Board Ideas:

Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast boards are a simple yet delicious way to start the day. You can customise them with your favourite breakfast items, such as pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, pastries, and freshly cut fruit.

Breakfast charcuterie board ideas

Pancake Food Board

This food board includes everything you would ever want for breakfast! It includes pancakes, waffles, fresh fruit, bacon, whipped cream, and mimosas. It makes the perfect treat for anyone celebrating birthdays and other special occasions!

Breakfast charcuterie board ideas

Burrata Breakfast Board

Whether it’s a holiday or a Sunday morning, a brunch board is a winning idea for a knockout get-together! Pile up an impressive display of your favourite brunch items and wow your guests!

Breakfast charcuterie board ideas

European Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Enjoy a European breakfast for a change with this breakfast charcuterie board. A perfect combination of sweet and savory, there’s something for everybody, including easy homemade apple butter. 

Breakfast charcuterie board ideas

Bagel Breakfast Board

If you want to keep things simple why not make this simple bagel breakfast board. The bulk of the labor in assembling this board is literally unpackaging spreads and dumping them in small bowls or ramekins. Easy! But remember, part of the fun of this continental-style breakfast is the ability to sample around and create different flavor profiles.

Breakfast grazing boards

Epic Grilled Breakfast Board

Let guests graze on an epic grilled breakfast board filled with meat, cheese, fruit and eggs. Serve on the 26-inch Big Board.

Breakfast grazing boards

French Toast Breakfast Board

This French toast breakfast board is made with homemade, fluffy French Toast and all of your favourite breakfast must-haves: bacon, syrup, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs and more!

Dinner Ideas

Meal times can be boring if you have the same dinner every night. Why not try a fancy food board to keep things interesting? Mix it up with your favourite meals, such as tacos and fajitas.

Dinner time charcuterie board ideas

The Ultimate Mexican Appetiser Platter

The ultimate Mexican appetiser snack platter is perfect for parties and fiestas! This snack platter is filled with healthy, plant-based appetiser options! 

Dinner time charcuterie board ideas

Build Your Own Taco Board

Make taco night or any night great with an awesome build-your-own Mexican-inspired board.

Dinner time charcuterie board ideas

Fajita Board

Fajita’s make a great option for a special dinner board! This board may look complicated, but it’s simple to put together! If you want to try the Fajita board, think of colour. Use all the colors! Luckily, with this type of meal, you have tons of options.

Dinner time charcuterie board ideas

Baked Potato Dinner Board

A delicious baked potato dinner board with all your favourite toppings, perfect for a casual party! Serve a hot bowl of chili in the center!

Summer grazing boards

Epic Steak Charcuterie Board

A beautiful, flavorful piece of perfectly cooked steak elevates your charcuterie board from typical party fare to gourmet and it’s sure to be the star of your meal

Alternative charcuterie boards

Best Burger Board

Grilled Burgers piled high with cheese, all the burger toppings you can think of, condiments and toasted buns for the ultimate build-your-own burger board! Perfect for parties and summer grilling!

Summer Ideas:

Summer is the perfect opportunity to indulge in delicious charcuterie boards! Whether it’s a picnic in the park or a gathering with family and friends, these easy-to-make food boards are sure to be a hit. 

Summer charcuterie board ideas

Caprese Charcuterie Board

Laying all your favourite caprese salad ingredients, like burrata cheese, marinated mozzarella balls, tomatoes and fresh stone fruit out on a platter instead of layered in a bowl makes this self-serve salad or appetiser the easiest way to choose all your favourite bites.

Summer charcuterie board ideas

Summer Grazing Board

What I love about charcuterie boards is not only how beautiful they are but also how easy they are to tailor to various seasons and holidays. In the summer months, seasonal fruits and vegetables reign supreme so I like to combine these with usual board staples (walnuts, cheeses, jams). For summer, choose fresh peaches, cantaloupe, watermelon and blackberries, etc.

summer food platter

Greek Inspired Antipasto Platter.

A Greek twist on the Italian antipasto platter, made of heavy thinly sliced deli meats, veggies and a variety of cheese.

summer grazing platter

Caprese Grilled Chicken Salad

Caprese Grilled Chicken Salad is a quick and easy main dish salad that’s perfect for summer! You’ll love the addition of the grilled balsamic marinated chicken and the creamy pesto dressing!

summer grazing platter

Midwest Charcuterie Board

A Midwest Charcuterie Board ripe with regional offerings is perfect for all-day grazing and parties with people you love. Make a few things, buy the rest, enjoy it all!

Summer grazing platter

Grilled Fruit & Vegetable Board

Enjoy a feast for the eyes, and the belly–this gorgeous Grilled Fruit and Veggie food Board. Yes, it takes time to make this beautiful creation, but it’s a great way to bring people together. We also love this served for any spring or summer party, specifically Easter Sunday!

Vegan & Veggie Ideas:

Creating a vegan-friendly food board doesn’t have to be difficult. All you need are some cruelty-free ingredients, a few creative ideas, and an eye for presentation. 

Vegan charcuterie board ideas

The Ultimate Vegan Appetiser Platter

This epic food board is guaranteed to wow your friends. Not only is it full of delicious treats and dips, it’s great for those who have special dietary restrictions (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free and egg free!) and if there is any nut allergies you could just skip the almond ricotta and then you have a nut-free platter as well!

Vegan charcuterie board ideas

Vegan Breakfast Board

This breakfast board is so cute and easy to make. It requires no cooking skills to make and has a beautiful presentation. You can make this a vegan breakfast charcuterie board by using vegan butter, vegan bacon and any other vegan breakfast items you like.

Summer grazing boards

Epic Vegan Charcuterie Board

An epic vegan charcuterie board, with plant-based meatballs and cashew dip, and other delicious, beautiful foods!

summer food platter

Summer Vegan Food Board

A vegan food board is a fantastic party appetiser that is both gorgeous and delicious! Everybody loves a pre-dinner snack, so give the people what they want!

Summer food platter

Vegetarian Food Board

Enjoy this super stylish, delicious vegetarian board as a group appetiser, satisfyingly impressive yet no-cook main, or as part of a party or potluck spread.

Summer charcuterie board ideas

Vegetarian Mezze Platter

A combination of artichoke hearts, marinated garlic, feta, pesto, olives, tabouli, hummus, tzatziki, dolmades and everything else you could throw together for an appetiser board of epic proportions. 

Dessert Ideas:

Creating a dessert food board is the ultimate way to impress your guests and take your get-together to the next level! A vast array of sweet delights are sure to tantalise their taste buds!

Dessert charcuterie board ideas

Chocolate Dessert Board

A decadent chocolate board with an assortment of chocolate truffles, milk chocolate, dark chocolate hearts, chocolate covered pretzels, Nutella, berries, and more!

Dessert charcuterie board ideas

S’mores Dessert Board

Did you know you can make a food board with all the toppings for a S’more! Well, sure you can. And we’ve even taken the weather out of the equation by making a melted chocolate and marshmallow dip just in case your S’mores party gets a little soggy.

Dessert charcuterie board ideas

Chocolate Covered Dessert Board

Take your dessert party to the next level with this Chocolate covered dessert board! Loaded with delicious sweet treats that are all chocolate-dipped and decorated, this dessert board is a chocolate lover’s dream! 

Dessert charcuterie board ideas

Gluten-Free Dessert Board

For those of you limited to a gluten-free diet, here’s a fabulous dessert board idea just for you! Filled with many gluten-free treats, it’s perfect to share at your next party or get-together!

Sweet grazing boards

Nutella Fondue Dip Dessert Board

A delicious Nutella Fondue Dip Dessert Board, make your own fondue dip, and serve with your favourite fall, halloween, or thanksgiving treats.

dessert grazing boards

Pavlova Grazing Board

This pavlova grazing board is an easy dessert, that can be made ahead, is impressive and lets everybody choose their favourite flavours. It’s a platter of mini pavlova shells and pavlova toppings to suit everyone. 

Sweet Treat Ideas:

Sweet treats boards are all the rage these days! Whether you’re throwing a dinner party for friends or just having an afternoon snack, these spreadable goodies can take any gathering up a notch

Sweet treat charcuterie board ideas

Hot Chocolate Bar

This hot chocolate dessert board is just beautiful and sure to be a hit at your next party! Piled high with soft marshmallows and loaded with yummy hot chocolate toppings, everyone will have a great time making their own hot chocolate creations.

Sweet treat charcuterie board ideas

Movie Night Sweet Treat Board

Creating a movie night snack board is a fantastic family night idea to enjoy all your favourite snacks like fresh fruits, cheeses, crackers, popcorn and candy while watching your favourite movies!

Sweet treat charcuterie board ideas

Candy Board

Seriously how FUN is this? Candy, candy and then a little more candy, all added together, in a colorful and delicious display. I’m pretty sure that if you sit one of these out at a party, it’ll be a hit!

Sweet treat charcuterie board ideas

Sweet Treats Board

Kids and adults alike will be wowed by this fun and easy dessert board. Perfect to serve at your next birthday party, game night, book club, or any get-together!

Summer grazing boards

Sweet Snacks Party Platter

Sweet treats with fresh berries, dreamy caramel, decadent chocolate, and sweet Mini Medjools. Party-perfect snack or dessert!

chocolate grazing board

Chocolate Lover Board

Love chocolate and food boards? Then you’re going to LOVE this Ultimate Chocolate Board. It’s perfect for a girls’ night in, a party or picnic, or even an anniversary or date night. 

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re planning a party or just looking for new ideas to impress your guests, we hope that our epic food board list has inspired you. From sweet and savoury combinations to endless variations of meat and cheese, there are boards for every taste. So get creative, have fun, and most importantly, enjoy!

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